21 November 2016

Dentistry From One to Five Offices: Part 1 – Why?




Part 1: Why would anyone want five dental practices?

November 2016 – Q & A with Pete Newcomb

Is dentistry an art, science or business? At DTSpade, we’d argue that it is all three.

But every Client decides how much time they can allocate to each. Do you invest in getting better at your craft? Do you invest in the newest equipment or staff training? Do you invest in improving operations, speeding collections or negotiating with insurance?

At best, a single physician can do one or two well. Larger practices can invest in talent to delegate, but that brings another set of challenges. Single physician practices that maintain high standards of customer care are not at any more of a disadvantage than multiple practice operations that sacrifice personal attention.

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15 November 2016

Imagine Our City with Integrity




Dr. Hugh Flax and the Deal that Never Was

For over 25 years, Flax Dental has been a successful business built on excellence in quality care. Dr. Hugh Flax is nationally known through his speaking and has been a contributing commentator on MSNBC, ABC, USAToday and Good Morning America. He’s even served as President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, accumulating eight times the annual requirements for continuing education, while developing a staff with a commitment to excellence and learning.

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8 November 2016

Imagine Our City with More Jobs




Osborne Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Commits to the Community

Osborne Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has been providing a valuable service to families in the DeKalb County region for over 30 years. Dr. Thomas Osborne provides a diagnosis for oral conditions as well as implants, removal of impacted teeth, cosmetic surgery, and oral bone grafting through a staff of six. Dr. Osborne trained at the Johns Hopkins University and continues his education through the Seattle Study Club.

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25 October 2016

Imagine Texas Without Tralongo Dental Solutions’ Acquisition of Southern Dental




Southern Dental started as a family-run business and expanded into 10 dental offices throughout Texas. They had considered a sale on and off again for years, but by 2015, the situation had become dire. Without an equity partner and Dental Solutions expertise, the offices wouldn’t make it through the summer.

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25 August 2016

OPPORTUNITIES IN DENTISTRY – WHAT IS THE SINGLE BIGGEST OPPORTUNITY IN DENTISTRY TODAY?




The healthcare industry exhibits high profitability, and dentistry is no different as a whole. The dental industry has benefited from favorable demographic trends, technological advances and attention given to the importance in oral hygiene over the past five years.

But running a successful practice isn’t easy. It requires a lot of hard work, dedication by each member of your office staff, and maybe a few steps outside your comfort zone.

Nobody knows the dental industry like the professionals who move it forward every day. We’ve tapped into a pool of dental industry specialists with unique perspectives, to ask for their expert advice on four questions:

  1. What it the single biggest opportunity in dentistry today?
  2. For a Dentist with a typical practice, what is the one thing that they can do to make the practice more valuable?
  3. What separates the best operators from the average dental practice owners?
  4. What is the best advice you’ve ever given or been given?
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27 June 2016

OPPORTUNITIES IN DENTISTRY – What is the best advice you’ve ever given or been given?




If you own a dental practice, you’re both a leader and a decision-maker. You’re often sought after for your expert opinion. But when it comes to your business, who do you look to for the same?
If you’re like most dental professionals, offering advice comes more naturally than seeking it. But when it comes to your dental business, those who are truly open to guidance (and not just looking for validation), can develop better solutions to problems or find new opportunities to grow than they would have on their own. After all, those who achieve the most in the world didn’t do it on their own.

No matter how well you’re doing with your practice, there’s always something to be learned from those who have been where you are by offering a fresh point-of-view. We’ve tapped into a pool of dental industry specialists with unique perspectives, to ask for their expert advice on four questions:

  1. What it the single biggest opportunity in dentistry today?
  2. For a Dentist with a typical practice, what is the one thing that they can do to make the practice more valuable?
  3. What separates the best operators from the average dental practice owners?
  4. What is the best advice you’ve ever given or been given?
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7 April 2016

OPPORTUNITIES IN DENTISTRY-May 2016




What makes THAT dentist so special?

If you own a dental practice, you own a business. So it’s essential to be proactive in strategically planning for new levels of success.   It’s one thing to be a gifted dentist, but it’s another to be a savvy entrepreneur.

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In our changing healthcare economy, there are several elements to a strong practice that separates those that are thriving, from those that are not. Dentistry is a blend of art, science and business. It takes a well-rounded person to be successful in all three at once. 

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14 March 2016

OPPORTUNITIES IN DENTISTRY-April 2016




Do you know what your dental practice is worth?

The dental market has seen a lot of positive changes this year and has been the catalyst for advancements in products, technologies and services.  It’s also had more dentists transitioning out of their practice at a younger age than ever before.

Introduction:
Whether dentists are trying to sell a practice due to retirement, or positioning themselves to become part of a larger dental group, they must use an objective view when identifying what makes their business attractive to buyers. The transition of their practice generates its own series of decisions and events, but if executed properly, dentists can sell their practices in a shorter amount of time. 

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