David Dooley Speaker

Chicago, Illinois

(224) 808-6633

David@DrDavidDooley.com
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TOPICS:

  • Business / Financial
  • New Dentists
  • Practice Management
  • Practice Transition
  • Retirement Planning

David L. Dooley, DDS

Whether planning to sell your practice or retire in the near future – or not – all business owners need to actively work to sustain or even increase their practice’s value.

Meanwhile, new dentists seek to determine whether employment or ownership is their optimal match.

Sharing wisdom learned from 40+ years in clinical practice, David teaches proven protocols for increasing the net value of the dental practice and
advising new dentists on the myriad of practice options. His comprehensive courses cover the essentials for ensuring the clinician is prepared for the inevitable transition, whether it be employment, retirement, partnership, purchase or sell.


Owner dentist: Considering selling your practice in the near future? You have options! Preserve your legacy.

New dentist: Dental school prepared you to become a dentist – not a business owner. You have options! Create your legacy.

Whether looking to sell or buy a practice or form a partnership, there are a myriad of long-term implications to consider and obstacles to overcome. Yet one thing is certain: with each passing year you get older… and so does your practice. Are you doing everything you need to do in order to continue to grow the value of your practice and sustain your legacy? Dentistry is a high reward investment because of the steep margins in dental practices. How can the solo practitioner thrive with the growing influence of corporate dentistry?

Explain the lifecycle of a dental practice, why it is important to understand and learn where your business fits into that lifecycle. Learn what you need to do to not only prevent the aging practice but also how to sustain and increase your investment. Learn how to attract the “right fit” dentist that is congruent with the core values of your business. Identify techniques for working in and on your practice that can be used to achieve your goals.

Recognize the resources for discovering practice purchase opportunities and tips for maximizing your financial options. Compare and contrast the different transition types. Examine the essential values a partnership or group must adhere to in order to achieve success. Explore strategies for enrolling the team as supporters of the transition process.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate the state of the industry and challenges relating to dental practice sales
  • Describe the employment/career challenges facing young dentists
  • Recognize the stages of a practice’s lifecycle and how these stages impact your practice
  • Identify the systems that successful practices use to sustain high profit margins and cash flow
  • Explore the various transition types and evaluate which might be the best fit for you
  • Illuminate the pros and cons of working within the expanding dental corporate practice culture
  • Explain why most associateships and partnerships fail and explore a proven model for success
  • Discuss techniques for recruiting the team’s support through the transition process
  • Discover how successful practices boost net income and profitability
  • Gain emotional intelligence strategies for separating personal life from business and why that is important
  • Identify how to avoid the pitfalls of retirements through proper planning

Suggested Format: Half Day Lecture/Workshop
Suggested Audience: Dentists

David gained experience as an associate before transitioning to ownership in the same practice where he then grew it into a high quality fee-for-service group serving the Chicago’s North Shore communities. He oversaw the transformation of the practice into three doctors and thirteen full time employees by acquiring another practice and hiring highly skilled talent. His ability with creating the vision, articulating it to his team, and adjusting/making changes as needed provided the essential leadership for achieving his desired outcome. He retired in 2017 and left a lasting legacy in his practice and community.

During David’s years in clinical practice he was involved in many activities. He served on multiple committees and leadership positions in the Chicago Dental Society including President of the North Suburban Branch. He served as a Trustee on the Illinois State Dental Society Board of Trustees and other committee positions. He was head instructor for the Sophomore Endodontic Lab Technique Course at Loyola University Dental School for five years. He was also a clinical instructor at The Las Vegas Institute, has been published in their periodical LVI Visions, and earned Fellowship through LVI. David is driven by his passion to help dentists be successful.

Why choose David?
  • David teaches proven protocols for increasing the net value of the dental practice and advising new dentists on the myriad of practice options.
  • His comprehensive courses cover the essentials for ensuring the clinician is prepared for the inevitable transition, whether it be employment, retirement, partnership, purchase or sell.
  • David was a clinical instructor at The Las Vegas Institute, has been published in their periodical LVI Visions, and earned Fellowship through LVI.
  • He was head instructor for the Sophomore Endodontic Lab Technique Course at Loyola University Dental School.

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