The Dentist Freedom Blueprint Podcast

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After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, Trevor Maurer was recruited by Procter & Gamble and went on to become their top sales rep. He spent the next 12 years working his way up to CEO in numerous companies through rapid and successive promotions in sales and marketing. Today, he serves as the president and CEO of Smile Source, a franchise group of Signature Dental Providers.

In this episode, Trevor explains what it takes to navigate the business world that dentistry has been thrown into and why healthcare has changed over the years. He also breaks down the difference between being the owner of a practice versus just an employee, how to decide which lifestyle suits you best, and why it’s so important to be community minded instead of trying to compete with everyone.

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Minute Markers:

  • 1:13 – Introduction to Trevor Maurer.
  • 3:45 – How optometry and dentistry are similar.
  • 5:27 – The benefits of being an owner over an employee of a practice.
  • 12:39 – How to compete with the other big dentistry companies out there.
  • 17:37 – How the Smile Source model works.
  • 22:45 – Who Smile Source may be best for.

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