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The Best FFS Story of 2019 with Dr. Steve Garrett part 2

Breaking the mindset that you can’t grow an established practice.

In today’s interview, Dr. Steve Garrett shares:

  • How to break the mindset that you can’t grow an established practice

  • How his FFS practice hit $6M in collection this year

  • Scheduling 9 chairs of hygiene and not losing your mind

  • How being FFS has benefited his practice

  • How he schedules new patients

  • Adding a surgical suite

  • When to renovate a practice

  • What is the end game? Additional locations? Expanding providers? When is enough enough?

  • Treating people right and focusing on what is most important

  • “For me, it’s not about the numbers. It’s about waking up every day and loving my career.”

  • Does Dr. Garret feel pressured into taking dental insurance?

  • What does the ownership structure and compensation look like in his group practice?

  • The importance of having mentors and learning from them.

  • The importance of systems in a FFS practice.

  • The importance of investing in your team and building a family environment.

  • “If you can’t treat your team right, you’re not going to be able to treat your patients right.”

  • Share your experience and what you know with other dentists.

  • “I think that dentistry is the most amazing profession on the planet. I love what I do.”

Episode resources:

Dental Membership Direct

Dental Financing Direct

Dental Membership Master Course with Dr. Chris Phelps

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