He asked me to be his boards patient and I completely let him down.
I strolled in 45 minutes late the day of his exam, and even though he likely knew there was no way he’d get a passing grade, he took the time to make sure I was comfortable, explained every procedure he’d be performing, and displayed a level of professionalism that isn’t often seen.
Blissfully unaware that I’d completely blown his chances of passing, I anxiously waited outside while he got the bad news.
He said there wasn’t anything we could do about it, but having recently sold a small business, spending the bulk of my time negotiating real estate deals, and not one to take “no” for an answer, I insisted I speak to his professor. I was going to explain what had happened, but 20 minutes later, the answer was still no.
I felt awful. Anger, sadness, and frustration would have been totally justified, but instead, Dr. Joe called to check up on me, made sure I was well taken care of, and remains a good friend of mine to this day.
Don’t worry, Dr. Joe went on to pass his board exam, and like so many dentists, began the process of trying to open his own practice. He wanted desperately to have control over his patients’ treatment plans, the freedom to plan and present cases the way he envisioned them, and wanted the ability to create a custom experience for every person who sat in his chair.
He had a vision and was determined to bring it to life.
He came to me often with questions about location, demographics, business, and financing. It became apparent very quickly that although dental school had helped him master his craft, it had done nothing to prepare him for the world of business or entrepreneurship.
The amount of misinformation, confusion, and noise Dr. Joe had to sift through to find the right answers was incredibly disheartening, especially considering how much of his time was being spent chairside. I remembered how patient, and kind Dr. Joe had been with me on the day of his board exam, and how dedicated he was to caring for his patients. I decided then and there that I would find a way to simplify and systematize this process, cut through the noise, and help him and dentists like you bring your unique vision of dental practice ownership to life.
10 years, a dream team of specialized experts, and close to 600 start up’s later, our company Ideal Practices has radically changed the way dental professionals approach practice ownership.
I really want to help you cut through the noise, answer any questions you may have, and introduce you to the dream team of specialist I’ve assembled in order to help dentists like you open their very first practice.
If at any point you have questions, or would like more information on how my dream team can start working on your project, hit reply and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. These emails are coming straight from me, so I’ll see your message and reply to you personally.
Watch next week as I introduce Stephen our director of consulting, who’s been called “The Sage”, “A Book of Wisdom”, and “Guiding Light” by some of our clients. I’m excited to share this brilliant man with you, and fill you in on how he’s managed to game the system and creates clarity for our clients in less than 3 hours!
Welcome to the Ideal Practices Community, we can’t wait for your dream of practice ownership to become a reality!
CEO Ideal Practices