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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.

Shared Practices Podcast

Shared Practices

September 5, 2022

Season

71

Min

Bulletproof Dental Collaboration: You Might Hate Business Ownership!

Before you jump into entrepreneurship, you need to find out whether or not you’ll hate your life as a business owner. Some do, some don’t. It’s okay either way. Richard gets the perspective of our Bulletproof Dental friends on our own Shared Practices philosophies. There is power in realizing, early on, what’s right for YOU. Know thyself, and THEN grow.

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Shared Practices

August 31, 2022

Season

46

Min

ABPO Sneak Peak: Super Solos

Grab a pen & paper for this one. Andrew and Dr. Matt Ford rehearse their Analytics Based Pre-Ownerhship presentation on us. Oct 7-8 in Scottsdale, for those who haven’t heard. But right now we talk practice models and why we haven’t talked about the “super solo” practice in a while.

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Shared Practices

August 29, 2022

Season

59

Min

Why We’re Back with Practice By Numbers 💥

Where PBN was once an analytics company, it is now a *platform*. That distinction reveals the one reason we’re back using Practice By Numbers. As Richard says, “I’m less interested in what practice owners are doing with analytics without a coach, and more interested in how we can help them with the right analytics platform through coaching.” Listen in for our robust history with PBN, and why not using it made our stomachs turn.

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Shared Practices

August 22, 2022

Season

68

Min

Build & Track your Net Worth with These Steps

From The Dentist Money Show, our friend Matt Mulcock joins us. There’s a reason Shared Practices and The Dentist Money have a successful history together. Dentist Advisors’ has frameworks for dental students, robust earners (even if they’re still in debt), growing owners, and way more. We want you to accomplish your financial goals—with or without Dentist Advisors (you’ll see why we recommend WITH).

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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

September 14, 2022

Season

70

Min

TPO: A Guide for Dental Students

This is a dental student-specific episode. We’re introducing students to the possibilities; the vision. You can start honing your vision NOW and you’ll be that far ahead when you graduate. Which opportunities are actually out there, what would Andrew be focusing on as a D1 if he could go back, and ultimately, why you’ll NEVER learn this stuff in dental school. SharedPractices.com/Events

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The Pursuit of Ownership

September 7, 2022

Season

34

Min

TPO - Goals and Goal Setting

How can you really know what you want, if you’ve never done it before? You have a Point A? Cool. You only need a Point B to get started. The mile markers along the way are called goals. Let’s talk about making educated guesses, and how easy it is to waste away unless you work DAILY toward those goals. SharedPractices.com/Events Shawn@SharedPractices.com

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The Pursuit of Ownership

August 10, 2022

Season

28

Min

Coaches Corner: TPO Edition

Our very own Christie Larson joins us. Having worked in dental for over a decade, she's now giving us pre-owners a preview of the coaching we can expect in the future. If she could go back in time and tell her clients--before they were owners--how to set up for success, THIS is what she'd tell them.

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The Pursuit of Ownership

July 27, 2022

Season

51

Min

POUW: Dr. Inigo Montoya Part 2

Back in TPO #96, we talked to Inigo Montoya (published Nov 3, 2021). He had found an interesting practice but after the show aired, that practice didn’t work out. He’s closing tomorrow on a better way better one. Check it out as our own Dr. Matt Ford helps him with last minute vetting and what to do once he’s on-site tomorrow. Schedule to be on the show: Merlin@SharedPractices.com

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Practice Under Water

July 11, 2022

Season

50

Min

Dr. Balboa Goes the Distance Part II

Following up on our June 6th episode, “Dr. Balboa” is back. After trudging the long, lonely road of ownership, this doc is ready to dive into his metrics and listen to Suzanne. We’re closing that “backdoor”, retaining more patients, and putting Dr. Balboa’s payroll problems in the past forever.

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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

Season

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

Season

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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