Visionaries who actually execute are some of the rarest individuals in the world to find.
But occasionally, I get the good fortune to cross paths with one of these unicorns.
In this episode of the Dentalpreneur Podcast, I interview Dr. Roshan Parikh. A 2008 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Roshan is the founder and President of the Chicagoland Smile Group.
Dr. Parikh bought his first 650 square foot, two operatory practice in 2008 and since then has expanded his group into a growing network of 12 multi-specialty dental practices.
During the interview, we discuss:
How Roshan was able to grow his group in such a short period of time
How he has been able to overcome the most common hurdle that most multiple practice owners face: limited access to capital
The benefits and drawbacks of Group Dentistry
How his upbringing has created a unique perspective that differs from many others in his generation
Roshan’s view on the benefits of scratch start/de novo practices versus acquisitions
In a wildly chaotic and competitive marketplace, sometimes it’s nice to be able to quiet the noise and to get back to the basics such as building and maintaining an organized, sustainable, and profitable dental practice.
In this episode of the Dentalpreneur Podcast, I interview Dr. Jesse Green, the host of the Savvy Dentist Podcast.
Jesse and I had a great conversation about some of my favorite topics; growth, patient retention, and operational systemization.
Specifically, we discuss:
Jesse’s 7- Steps to maximum dental practice performance
How any practice owner can integrate certain habits that will create increased profitability, highly performing teams and solid processes for success
How to overcome the most common challenges that dentists and business owners are faced with today
The differences and similarities between the Australian vs. American dental markets; their challenges and opportunities
When I opened my first dental practice, I had no idea how much I didn’t know about practice ownership and operating and growing a successful business.
Back then, information geared towards the new practice owner with basic questions about practice ownership was non-existent.
Even today, many of the resources available regarding dental practice management and ownership focuses on the struggling and frustrated mid to late career dentist.
In this week’s episode of the Dentalpreneur Podcast, I interview Dr. Cole Brenny. Cole is a practice owner, millennial dentist and the founder of PracticingDentist.com. During the interview, Cole and I discuss:
What makes millennial dentists different from the generations preceding them
The potential obstacles that new dentists must be aware of when starting and growing their dental practices
The steps to a successful practice launch
Why Cole believes the millennial generation is misunderstood
The importance of developing your soft skills and leadership ability when scaling your dental practice
When it comes to developing a successful dental practice, I’m sure that we can all agree that it’s imperative to create a strong team culture, develop tight operational systems, and keep cash flow and overhead under control. But what is the thread that holds it all together? In a word: Leadership.
According to Bill Bradley, “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.”
In this episode of the Dentalpreneur Podcast, I interview Dr. Kara Maloley. Kara is the co-founder of the Relentless Dentist Podcast, and founder of beingabossdental.com which specializes in helping dentists to become better leaders.
During our interview we discuss:
The importance of recognition and why it is a more powerful motivator than compensation
How to cultivate great leaders
The tangible steps to integrating leadership into to culture of your practice
Why other elements of practice management cannot be implemented unless there is a strong leader at the helm
As a practicing dentist, a multiple practice owner and dental practice coach and consultant, I’ve seen some pretty interesting and sometimes baffling team incentive programs.
I’ve seen incentive programs that are based on production, collections, new patients, five star reviews… and just about any combination imaginable.
In today’s episode of the Dentalpreneur Podcast, Jake Conway (Dental Success Institute’s Financial Analyst) and I discuss the bonus program that we’ve created for our clients and for the ten practices that I currently own.
During the interview we discuss:
The actual nuts and bolts of the incentive program
How to ensure that there is no bonus awarded unless the owner receives a minimum amount of profit
Who participates in the bonus and how is the total bonus pool calculated