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Howard Farran is a personal mentor to me over the years as I’ve read many of his books and visited his office several times . In the show he discusses the many sides of DSO’s , his story in dentistry, where he came from and how he developed into Today’s dental and leader and founder of dental town. How does a franchise model make sense in dentistry ? What numbers does a typical franchise look at every day and what should dentists be looking at?
About Dr. Howard Farran:
Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, the founder and owner of Dentaltown.com and Dentaltown magazine, has practiced dentistry at Today’s Dental in the Phoenix metro area for more than 30 years. In 2017, Incisal Edge magazine ranked him among the 32 most influential people in dentistry.
Dr. Farran has lectured internationally on the business of dentistry since 1990, captivating audiences with his blunt, humorous and practical insights into the industry’s most controversial subjects. His genuine passion for helping dentists provide faster, easier, higher-quality and lower-cost dentistry to their patients is what drives him to this day.
His monthly “Howard Speaks” column in Dentaltown magazine,
The 11-part online CE course “The Virtues of Profitable Dentistry,”
And his world-renowned podcast series Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran, which has released more than 1,000 episodes and has been downloaded more than 5 million times. Dentistry Uncensored’s guests include dental professionals from around the world, including top-tier specialists, dentists fresh out of school, CEOs of the world’s largest dental companies, and experts in marketing, finance, practice management and more.
Dr. Farran reaches hundreds of thousands of dentists from around the world every day. His ever-expanding presence across social media platforms include 300,000 Facebook followers, 25,000 Twitter followers and 35,000 LinkedIn followers, not to mention the 250,000 registered members on Dentaltown.com.
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About Dr. Sonny Spera
Dr. Sonny Spera graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1981. With a four-year basketball scholarship he graduated from Syracuse University in 1985; majoring in Chemistry and Psychology. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He was also the co-captain of the 1984-1985 Syracuse basketball team.
Dr. Spera graduated from SUNY Buffalo Dental School in 1989 in the top 10% of his class. At SUNY Buffalo Dental School he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Society. He was also UB Graduate Assistant Basketball coach. He currently serves as a part-time faculty member at the college.
Dr. Spera has been in private practice since 1989 and is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the Broome County Dental Society. He is also a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, the BC Dental Society and the BCDS Study Club.
Away from the office, he volunteers with several community organizations, including the Elks Club, the Son’s of Italy, the STNY Flyers, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. He is the founder and president of ME Hoops Inc.
Dr. Spera currently resides with his wife Angela, whom he met at Syracuse University, and their three children, Marcus, Erica, and Carla. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, basketball, golf, music and movies.
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