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Your roadmap to practice ownership

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With years of topics and segments that span from how to purchase your first practice to understanding the day-to-day operations of your business, Shared Practices takes the mystery out of practice ownership and puts the information directly in your hands. 

This podcast is for...

Students

Understand what it takes to purchase, run and manage your own practice with Shared Practices, The Seasons.

Pre-Owners

Want to own but don’t know where to start? In The Pursuit of Ownership, we’ll show you how to find the practice of your dreams.

Owners

When you’re a seasoned owner, but your practice isn’t growing, Practice Under Water points you in the right direction.

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Latest Episodes

Check back every Monday, Friday, and Wednesday to see the latest episodes drop.

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The Pursuit of Ownership

November 23, 2022

Season

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TPO: Real Estate Series Part 4- Purchasing the Real Estate

Steven is again joined by Dr. Matt Ford and Rich Andrus. They talk about the first thing you do as you exercise first right of refusal, why paying for HVAC or something is not unusual even when you're renting the space, and ultimately why you ALWAYS need to make sure your practice is the driving force behind your real estate decision. Take the next step: links.sharedpractices.com Relevant resources: resources.sharedpractices.com

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Shared Practices

November 21, 2022

Season

59

Min

From The Ground Up Start Up: Dr. Chris Merkley Part 2

This will scare you away from doing a startup. You can’t get from-the-ground-up’er than this. Richard is again joined by Dr. Chris Merkley. They talk about the buying the plot of land, zoning it, building the building, and the disasters of building the practice inside the building, plus way more. Take the next step: links.sharedpractices.com Relevant resources: resources.sharedpractices.com

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The Pursuit of Ownership

November 16, 2022

Season

33

Min

TPO: Real Estate Series Part 3- Should I Buy The Real Estate?

Rich Andrus returns with Steven Beard and Matt Ford. Continuing the real estate series deep dives, they talk about when buying the real estate your practice is on is NOT to your advantage, when it's okay to miss out on real estate appreciation throughout the span of your career, and most importantly when to take advantage of the rare opportunity to buy the real estate you practice in! Take the next step: links.sharedpractices.com Relevant resources: resources.sharedpractices.com

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Shared Practices

November 14, 2022

Season

55

Min

ABPM Takeaways With The Matts

Dr. Matt Guarino and Dr. Matt Ford share lessons that have served them well from ABPM. We talk about why your team dreads when you go to events, hygiene-led growth, and the resistance you’ll ALWAYS get from your team when you go home and implement this stuff! March 10-11th is our next ABPM in Scottsdale, AZ Take the next step: links.sharedpractices.com Relevant resources: resources.sharedpractices.com

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The Seasons

June 7, 2021

Season

6

53

Min

Richard Confronts Old Partner

Richard interviews former Guided Practice Solutions DSO partner Dr. Hunter Smith. Richard had ownership in his and Dr. Little's practices. After parting ways amicably, these two now speak freely about their experience around leadership, ownership, and why Richard had to call it quits.

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The Seasons

May 31, 2021

Season

6

50

Min

How to Compete in a Gigantic Suburb

We're joined by two former US Army dentists: Dr. Dustin Dodd and Dr. Emily Dodd. After doing a complete digital overhaul (there was literally a typewriter at the front desk) early in practice ownership, they're now advancing in their SEO. Competing in America's second-largest suburb is not easy. Richard helps document their ownership journey.

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The Seasons

May 24, 2021

Season

6

77

Min

Growth, Skills...and Taxes, live with Justin Moody

Live from the Dentists, Implants and Worms set, Justin Moody joins us today. After catching up, Richard and Justin have a candid conversation about growth, how often we unnecessarily refer out, and developing skills you thought were difficult. Plus a little riffing about taxation near the end for our listeners.

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The Seasons

May 17, 2021

Season

6

51

Min

VP of Content Strategy at Spear Education

We continue covering many aspects of marketing and growing your practice in different areas. Today we welcome back VP of Content Strategy at Spear Education, Adam McWethy. We talk about barometers of success such as new patient flow and team communication. Plus, Adam tells how a good website, lots of reviews, and a digital presence is NOT an ultimate goal; it's only the foundation for future marketing.

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The Pursuit of Ownership

November 23, 2022

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TPO: Real Estate Series Part 4- Purchasing the Real Estate

Steven is again joined by Dr. Matt Ford and Rich Andrus. They talk about the first thing you do as you exercise first right of refusal, why paying for HVAC or something is not unusual even when you're renting the space, and ultimately why you ALWAYS need to make sure your practice is the driving force behind your real estate decision. Take the next step: links.sharedpractices.com Relevant resources: resources.sharedpractices.com

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The Pursuit of Ownership

November 16, 2022

Season

33

Min

TPO: Real Estate Series Part 3- Should I Buy The Real Estate?

Rich Andrus returns with Steven Beard and Matt Ford. Continuing the real estate series deep dives, they talk about when buying the real estate your practice is on is NOT to your advantage, when it's okay to miss out on real estate appreciation throughout the span of your career, and most importantly when to take advantage of the rare opportunity to buy the real estate you practice in! Take the next step: links.sharedpractices.com Relevant resources: resources.sharedpractices.com

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The Pursuit of Ownership

November 9, 2022

Season

57

Min

TPO: Finding Meaning In Practice Ownership

Andrew and our guest Dr. Clay Schwinke talk about what comes next after owning a dream practice, fulfillment when things to terribly wrong, and letting go when staff doesn’t do it EXACTLY how you would. Take the next step: links.sharedpractices.com Relevant resources: resources.sharedpractices.com

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The Pursuit of Ownership

November 2, 2022

Season

38

Min

TPO: What You Need to Know About Insurance with Clint Johnson Part I

Steven Beard talks to Clint Johnson, founder of Profitable PPOs. They talk about what insurance—really—is, which PPOs have Medicare built in, and how not to alienate high-paying new patients. Take the next step: links.sharedpractices.com Relevant resources: resources.sharedpractices.com Clint Johnson 855-776-4246 support@dentalppos.com

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Practice Under Water

July 1, 2022

Season

57

Min

POUW: Spiderman’s Friendly Neighborhood Offer

Associate at a new acquisition, Spiderman now has the chance to buy his mentor’s flagship practice. He knows the staff, the office, and, of course, the seller. Let’s see if he digs into the metrics on this friendly neighborhood deal.

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Practice Under Water

June 4, 2021

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41

Min

Doubling Production in 2021 Part I

Brandon's only hygienist quit right before acquiring the practice. Sidetracked by doing his own hygiene, hiring and training a new-grad hygienist, and discovering the seller's provider-dependent model, Brandon's challenge is right in front of him: keep the longterm vision while sifting through repeated banal challenges.

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Practice Under Water

May 28, 2021

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44

Min

Phoebe Has Growth but No Direction Part II

With a giant patient pool and a giant career tipping point ahead, Phoebe's trying to decide whether drop insurance and shrink the practice, or commit to growth and everything that comes with it. Even with recent growth from $1.3MM in collections to $1.7MM, Phoebe has a tough call ahead.

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Practice Under Water

May 21, 2021

Season

47

Min

Phoebe Has Growth but No Direction Part I

Phoebe's lease was slowly running out. But there was no commercial real estate available in her area. Her solution? Buy another practice--with the real estate included. After merging these two practices, our real-doc-fake-name Phoebe is taking the time she needs to assess her vision, leadership--and growing pains.

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