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The Dental Practice Heroes Podcast

Jan 29, 2024

Episode Summary

In this episode, Dr. Paul Etchison is joined by Dr. Greg Hopkinson, a dentist from Indiana, who shares his journey of transforming his practice. Dr. Hopkinson discusses the challenges and successes he faced while transitioning from an associate to a practice owner, and eventually scaling his practice to focus more on surgical procedures.

About the Guest

  • Dr. Greg Hopkinson: A graduate of Indiana University, Dr. Hopkinson is the owner of Hamilton Town Dentistry in Noblesville, Indiana. He has a passion for implantology and surgery and has undergone extensive training in these areas.

Key Takeaways

  1. Transitioning from Associate to Owner: Dr. Hopkinson shares insights on moving from an associate position to owning and scaling a dental practice.
  2. Building a Practice Vision: He discusses the importance of having a clear vision for your practice and the steps to achieve it.
  3. Embracing Technology and Marketing: Dr. Hopkinson emphasizes investing in technology and marketing to grow the practice.
  4. Work-Life Balance: He talks about the decision to cut back clinical days for family time and focusing on business growth.
  5. Team Building and Culture: Insights into creating a supportive team environment and the impact of a bonus system.
  6. Continued Learning: Dr. Hopkinson advocates for continuous professional development through CE and coaching.

Why You Should Listen

  • Real-Life Practice Transformation: Gain insights from Dr. Hopkinson's real-life experience in transforming his dental practice.
  • Practical Advice: Learn practical strategies for scaling a practice, managing work-life balance, and team building.
  • Inspiration for Dentists: Whether you're an associate, a new practice owner, or looking to scale your practice, this episode offers valuable lessons and inspiration.

DPH Coaching

  • Operational Excellence: Strategies to streamline practice operations for efficiency and growth.
  • Team Building and Leadership: Techniques to build a cohesive team and lead effectively.
  • Financial Management: Guidance on managing the financial aspects of a dental practice for long-term success.
  • Personal Development: Coaching on personal growth to enhance professional performance.

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