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Welcome to the Shared Practices Podcast


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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