Speaker Information

Dr. Mark Hyman
Greensboro, NC
Practice Management, Cosmetic Dentistry & Practice Transition
Mr. Charles Loretto
Plano, TX
Financial Services

Sa274A - Practice Ownership Program for Students, Residents and New Dentists
Date/Time: 3/18/2023   9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Type: Registered   Handouts: Speaker bringing

Room: GWCC - A412
Dentist Fee: $75.00  Other Fee: $75.00
Audience: Dentists, Students
Practice Management
Practice Transitions
AGD Code: 550

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All too often, the decision on if and when to own a dental practice becomes an emotional journey rather than a business decision, with massive school debt often obscuring the big picture. This first-of-its-kind half-day session will offer dental students, residents and associates the ability to expand one’s lens to fix their focus on long-term success, with the full disclosure of both the benefits and obstacles of owning a dental practice. The Practice Ownership Program will consist of two lectures, a panel discussion and a meet-and-greet networking session with experienced practice owners. This event will also include lunch.


Owning Your Dental Practice: The Bridge to Financial Freedom
Mr. Charles Loretto

The program will begin with a presentation from Cain Watters & Associates and NDP Partner Charles Loretto. Taken from over 35 years of experience advising dentists on how to financially reach their goals, this lecture provides attendees a realistic view of practice ownership versus an employee. Charles will weigh the risks, consider debt and evaluate each option associated with becoming a new owner, entering a partnership, buying an existing practice or working as a partner in a corporate dentistry environment.


During this lecture, attendees will understand the necessary qualifications needed before starting a new practice or finding an existing opportunity. It will provide details on the key elements to study before purchasing a practice like location, patient mix, type of transition and more, and how to negotiate the deal financially once you find the practice of your dreams.


The Grand Slam: Early Years of Private Practice
Dr. Mark Hyman

Dr. Mark Hyman, an adjunct full professor and Special Assistant to the Office of the Dean at the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry, will share the keys to managing a successful practice and providing world-class service. Dr. Hyman will leverage his 32 years of experience in full-time, real-world private practice as well as teaching and advocating for relationship-based optimal care dentistry.


Attendees will walk away from this course knowing how to implement the critical steps to renew a practice, discover the potential issues involved in handling new patients and utilize new techniques for keeping the team focused and enthused.


Panel Discussion & Network Session

Ask the questions that are really on your mind in this panel and meet-and-greet networking session with both students and current practice owners. Hear their stories, experiences and insight to get real-life stories from doctors who have walked this path themselves.

With new dentists, established practice owners and dental-specific professionals together in one room, this program is packed with insight and tools to kick off any dental student’s career.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

·       Discover the financial benefits of ownership versus associateship.

·       Map out steps to help students market themselves and find the perfect practice that will meet their transition goals.

·       Understand the nuances and complexities that come with practice ownership.

·       Determine proven techniques and strategies to successfully operate a practice and provide high-quality service to patients.