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The Fee for Service Dentist Podcast

Welcome to the Fee for Service Dentist Podcast!

Dec 29, 2019

Breaking the mindset that you can’t grow an established practice. 

In today’s interview, Dr. Steve Garrett shares:

    • How to break the mindset that you can’t grow an established practice
    • How his FFS practice hit $6M in collection this year 
    • Scheduling 9  chairs of hygiene and not losing your mind
    • How being FFS has benefited his practice
    • How he schedules new patients
    • Adding a surgical suite
    • When to renovate a practice
    • What is the end game? Additional locations? Expanding providers? When is enough enough?
    • Treating people right and focusing on what is most important
    • “For me, it’s not about the numbers. It’s about waking up every day and loving my career.” 
    • Does Dr. Garret feel pressured into taking dental insurance? 
    • What does the ownership structure and compensation look like in his group practice?
    • The importance of having mentors and learning from them. 
    • The importance of systems in a FFS practice. 
    • The importance of investing in your team and building a family environment. 
    • “If you can’t treat your team right, you’re not going to be able to treat your patients right.” 
    • Share your experience and what you know with other dentists. 
    • “I think that dentistry is the most amazing profession on the planet. I love what I do.”


Episode resources:


Dental Membership Direct

Dental Financing Direct

Dental Membership Master Course with Dr. Chris Phelps



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