Shared Practices | Your Dental Roadmap to Practice Ownership | Custom Made for the New Dentist

A bootcamp in small business ownership and practice management for dentists, giving the new graduate a roadmap to successful practice ownership. We interview the best dentists, experts, consultants and more on our weekly show. Here's the topics we will be covering in our 8 Seasons: 1. First Years as a Dentist 2. Think Like a Business Owner 3. Money and Numbers 4. Startups, Acquisitions, and Partnerships 5. Internal Systems 6. Marketing & Growth 7. Leadership, Vision and Culture 8. Beyond Dentistry Go to to get our PDF roadmap of these 8 Seasons.
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Aug 31, 2016

Dr Chris Salierno shares his simple checklist for deciding if an associateship is worth it, his opinions on AEGDs and GPRs and how to structure your associateship relationship.

Download the bonus for this episode: Dr. Salierno's Advice to New Grads

Dr. Salierno writes both for his personal blog, The Curious Dentist and as the editor of Dental Economics magazine.

Chris Salierno, DDS, is an internationally-recognized author and lecturer. His audiences include dentists, dental students, office managers, and hygienists. His areas of expertise include practice management, leadership development, implant prostheses, occlusion, and cosmetic dentistry.

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Aug 26, 2016

Dr. David Maloley of the Relentless Dentist Podcast shares his journey to practice ownership and insight into how your personality will affect your ability to lead and own.

Resources mentioned:

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

The Kolbe Personality Test

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz

The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki

Aug 25, 2016

Pocket Casts on iTunes or Google Play

Mark Costes' website:

The Dentalpreneur Podcast with Dr. Mark Costes


Dentist Money Podcast with Reese Harper, CFP

The three books Mark Costes makes dentists read before becoming one of his clients:

  1. Extreme Ownership:
  2. E-Myth Revisited:
  3. The Fred Factor:


Here are the other two books Dr. Costes mentioned:

The Ultimate Sales Machine:

Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich:

Aug 24, 2016

Jason Patrick Wood, Esq. shares exactly how practice owners take home double the net income as an associate while doing the same amount of dentistry.  Less than 1% of dental practices fail and lifestyle flexibility is better for owners wanting to start a family.

Wood & Delgado Dental Attorneys

Aug 23, 2016

What does it look like to successfully buy a practice straight out of school?  Dr. Derek Williams shares his experience of being a new owner and a new dentist all at the same time.

Download the Practice Analysis Spreadsheet designed by George Hariri

Download the 8 Season Roadmap to Practice Ownership

The MD740 intraoral camera

Aug 22, 2016

Welcome to the Shared Practices podcast!  This podcast is for dentists who want to own their own practice but don't have the business knowledge or a clear pathway to ownership.

Today we interview Dr. Scott Leune, founder and CEO of Breakaway Practice about his recommendations for new grads to move towards ownership.  Dr. Leune brings a wealth of experience and recommendations for anyone considering practice ownership and part two of this interview will be broadcast in our second season.

Download the 8 Season Roadmap to Practice Ownership at

Visit to sign up for Dr. Leune's course in San Antonio or learn about their other services.


Dr. Leune graduated from UT Health Science Center School of Dentistry in 2005.  His dental career began with three startup practices in San Antonio which grew to 80 staff, 10 dentists, and a call center in a very short time.  These practices continued to average a combined total of over 700 new patients per month and were all managed by Dr. Leune working a mere 4 days per month.  In 2011, Dr. Leune started seven practices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, opening them within a two-month timespan.  Over the last 4 years, through the Breakaway Affiliate Program, Dr. Leune has helped build approximately 80 startup practices nationwide.

For the last 8 years, Dr. Leune has lectured to thousands of dental professionals & executives sharing his proven systems, marketing and practice design, leading to consistently sold-out seminars.  He has been featured in numerous dental publications and listed as the ‘most-subscribed-to-person’ on Dentaltown (the premiere online dental community).

Dr. Leune has also created and grown Breakaway’s Support Services and Affiliate Program to include over 270 practices nationwide, adding several more each day.  He has continued to redefine practice management, as the leader & expert in profitable dental practice systems to maximize success.

Aug 15, 2016

This is a prequel to our show, where Dr. Alan Mead of the Dental Hacks Podcast interviews me, Dr. Richard Low.  We talk about my background, this podcast and our 8 season plan to guide new dentists through practice ownership.

If you already heard this episode on the Dental Hacks or you heard my interview with Dr. Mark Costes, skip this one. Or if you just don't really care who I am or why I'm doing this, that's fine too. I'll give you the three minute version in the next episode and we can still be friends.

If you want the 8 Season Roadmap mentioned in this episode, go to and click the big "Get the Roadmap" button on the front page!