The Very Dental Podcast Network

We have featured the Shared Practices podcast numerous time on the Very Dental Podcast Network and in today's episode we have the pleasure of interviewing one of its founders, Dr. George Hariri. Alan and host of the Very Dental Student podcast, Mohamed Abo Basha, talked with George about his new book, "Dental Moneyball." The wide ranging conversation went all over the place!

  • How George found Richard Low through podcasting and how they decided to start a business together
  • How has technology let students and new dentists understand their ownership options?
  • George decided early to focus on practice management
  • "Dental Moneyball" allows people to experience the Shared Practices concepts for $20. A pretty good deal IMO.
  • Get into ownership ASAP (A Shared Practice mantra)
  • The benefits and pitfalls of buying a relative's practice
  • The pressure of dental students to "not mess it up" as they move into their careers
  • Be careful who you take advice from
  • George's first practice and the epiphany
  • Shared Practices moving from dental students, to new owners to DSOs?
  • George on due diligence
  • George on DSOs and the future of the profession
  • The Greatest Fool Theory of DSOs
  • Can there be an ethical DSO model?

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