Welcome to back to the Shared Practices Podcast! This week our guest is Megan Timm. Megan is a 2018 graduate from the University of Iowa School of Dentistry. She has just purchased a practice with two locations! Megan has also found a very interesting method for financing her practice. In this episode Richard and Megan talk about her journey of practice ownership. Coming into dental school Megan knew that she wanted to own a practice. Megan also talks about what changes she’s going to make with her new practice and the challenges that come with those changes. Thanks for listening to this week’s episode of the Shared Practices Podcast!
Here are some links for the program that Megan received her funding through: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-economic-development-loan-grant-program
Find out more about Megan Timm by adding her on Facebook or checking out her website: https://smilesiowa.com/
Welcome to back to the Shared Practices Podcast! This week our guest is Brian Hanks. Brian is an dental transitions specialist and specifically helps buyers look for practices to purchase. Brian is a frequent contributor on our Facebook group. This episode Brian gives 7 common mistakes that buyer make. Brian also has written 2 books: How to Buy a Dental Practice Vol 1 & 2. Below is a link to get these books for FREE. Thanks for listening to this week’s episode of the Shared Practices Podcast!
Get Brian’s book here: www.brianhanks.com/sharedpractices
Brian Hanks is an MBA and CFP®, and currently lives in Idaho. After earning his undergraduate degree in business from Brigham Young University, Brian worked in several companies including Cain, Watters and Associates where he first learned how fun working with Dentists can be. He earned his MBA from the University of Michigan and worked on Wall Street for Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America. He left the world of corporate advisory because he didn’t like all the conflicts of interest inherent in their business models. Brian is thrilled to be working for as an independent, fee-only advisor serving the dental community with financial planning and investment services. He specializes in helping newer dentists buy dental practices.
For more information about Brian visit his website: https://brianhanks.com/
Welcome to back to the Shared Practices Podcast This week’s guest is Steve Van De Graaff. Steve is a dentist in South Carolina and bought a practice straight out of dental school. In this week’s interview Steve talks about the journey that he has taken into practice ownership. He discuss the challenges and the positives throughout the process.Thanks for listening to this week’s episode of the Shared Practices Podcast!
Welcome to back to the Shared Practices Podcast! This week our guest is Wayne Oplinger. Wayne is a transitions analyst at Benco Dental. He helps buyers, sellers, and young associates either finding jobs or practices to purchase. During the interview George and Wayne talk about what buyers should be looking for in a practice to purchase. Wayne strives to dive deeper into asking key questions for both buyers and sellers during practice transitions. Thanks for listening to this week’s episode of the Shared Practices Podcast!
Wayne Oplinger is a transitions analyst for Benco Dental. He started with Benco Dental as a local Territory Representative in 2011, covering Westchester County NY, Southern CT and Northern NJ. After 3 years, he successfully built his territory sales in excess of $3 million dollars.
After 4 years, Benco Dental asked Wayne to take on a new position, Practice Transitions Analyst. In this capacity, Wayne would be the single point of contact for Benco customers by developing customized transition solutions. Prior to joining Benco Dental, Wayne was a small business owner for over 15 years. In addition to being a transitions resource for dentists throughout the country, Wayne is well sought out speaker, speaking at major dental meetings, local study clubs, as well as dental schools.
Welcome back to the Shared Practices Podcast...and Welcome back Dr. Richard Low to Shared Practices! Richard has been busy finishing up his 2-year Army Residency and moving his family to Oklahoma. This week George and Richard catch up and talk about George’s experience as a new practice owner! George discusses his thoughts and explains some of the challenges of being a new dentist and a new owner at the same time. Thanks for listening to this week’s episode of the Shared Practices Podcast!