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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Nov 17, 2016

What's the fastest way to pay off a quarter of a million in student loans?  Take out some more debt and buy a practice.  That's what Dr. James Heaton of Chandler, Arizona did.  In this episode he shared his journey to ownership including partnerships, practice acquisitions and mergers.

You'll also hear about some of Dr. Heaton's favorite CE courses he took to meet the requirements for his FAGD and which courses he would recommend if he could do it all again.

Check out Dr. Heaton's practice at  He can be reached via his email at

CE courses mentioned in the show:

Progressive Orthodontic Seminars

Midwest Implant Institute

Misch Implant Institute

Spear Education

Endodontics Unsponsored


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Nov 2, 2016

Reese is the founder and CEO of Dentist Advisors, a registered investment advisory firm with an exclusive focus on dentists and specialists.

Since 2003, Reese has devoted his career to helping dentists plan, invest, and retire better. He is a financial planning thought-leader in the dental industry and a popular speaker at dental conventions, continuing education events, and dental districts across the country.

Reese is also the host of the Dentist Money Show: A weekly podcast dedicated to helping dentists make smart financial decisions. Dentists all over the country are using the Dentist Money Show to plan, invest and retire better.

In today's episode we talk about paying down student loans vs saving for a practice and maintaining liquidity.  Does this decision change if the student loans carry a high interest rate?  Listen as Reese shares some key insights into this crucial decision.