The Dentist Freedom Blueprint Podcast

For the next two weeks, I will be sharing a conversation I had with my friend Perrin DesPortes about practice transitions and group practice. In this first half of our conversation, we go over the state of the industry, DSO mania, the changes going on in the marketplace, and where doctors need to be looking to set up a successful game plan and path forward.

Listen in as Perrin gives us a glimpse into his family history with dentistry and practice transitions, as well as what his company, Polaris Healthcare Partners, does to guide practices and practice owners toward successful transitions. You’ll hear about the changes in opportunities, valuations, private equity, and important things to keep in mind as you evaluate your practice transition options.

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Minute Markers:

  • 1:53 – Who Perrin is and his background in dentistry.
  • 7:25 – The role Polaris plays in practice changes and transitions over the years.
  • 9:29 – The kinds of businesses that are best at being consolidated.
  • 13:32 – Why building a group practice can be akin to a defensive strategy.
  • 15:35 – Differentiating the group practice, doctor funded vs. equity funded.
  • 19:03 – The rush to invest in dentistry and how that affects your valuations.
  • 22:54 – What you need to know if you’re in the doctor-founded, debt-funded camp.

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