The DEO is a peer-to-peer membership community of growth-minded dentist-entrepreneurs working toward expanding their group practices.

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DEO Members are put through an initial 12-month process to get exposure to all aspects of what makes a successful dental group or DSO.

Members will collaboratively walk through the best practices for building a successful multiple-location group, including:

  • Practice acquisition and de novos
  • Associate retention and management
  • How to form and optimize a legal DSO
  • Essential KPIs for expanding group practices
  • Essential systems and processes
  • Recommended vendors and software
  • Becoming an effective CEO
  • Expanding your leadership ability
  • Coaching others to their max potential
  • Effectively communicate in tough conversations
  • Expanding your self-awareness and blind spots
  • And much more! Click here for more details.

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There is an entire world of resources, people and ideas existing right now that most dentists do not know about.

By joining The DEO, you instantly gain access to a community of like-minded dentists and dental executives in your position, going through the same issues you are encountering.

As you enter your DEO Membership, you’ll be placed in a small group of peer entrepreneurial dentists and executives who are all experiencing the same challenges as you. Participating in this community-based approach will help you: 

  • Avoid “reinventing the wheel” and the pitfalls others made before you
  • Achieve your vision faster — with less frustration — with the help of the group instead of alone
  • Surround yourself with a community of like-minded peers to collaborate and solve problems together
  • Learn the various proven systems and processes from others who’ve “been there, done that”
  • Leverage the power of community and use the collective intelligence of those around you

DEO Growth Formula

In order to get to the next level, you need to become the next version of yourself. To do this, you must focus on four key areas of your life and your business.

All our programs are based on the following four specific areas:

1: Grow Your Support Network

Getting connected with the right people and the right resources can really accelerate your practice’s success.

Surrounding yourself with other achievers and visionaries will stretch and challenge you (and your practice) to grow.

The collaborative environment of The DEO ensures you’ll be able to take an honest look at where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there. You’ll be able to identify issues and opportunities with your current business structure.

Tanner Applegate, DEO Member

2: Grow Yourself

The DEO helps you develop leadership skills that are critical for the growth and expansion of your dental group practice.

To transform from dentist to dentist-entrepreneur you will need a specific set of skills you might not have right now. It starts with your vision. Where do you see yourself, your company, and your team in the future? To implement that vision successfully, The DEO helps you develop your ability to communicate, manage talent, understand emotional intelligence, manage technology, make decisions, and ultimately improve your self-awareness.

3: Grow Your People

As you expand, your business becomes less about you, and more about your ability to develop those around you. You must go from a genius to a genius-maker. You must realize that in order to run a successful dental practice or DSO, you must implement intent-based leadership and encourage high trust, accountability, and execution.

The DEO believes that in order to attract, develop, and retain better people, you must experience a paradigm shift — you have to realize you aren’t in the dental business, you’re in the “talent management” business.

Lori Noga, DEO Member

4: Grow Your Business

The DEO also gives you tools to develop strategies to reach your vision. You will be exposed to strategic frameworks aimed at building scenarios for growth and will learn about a sequence of activities recommended to implement the strategy, as well as the importance of key performance measures.

You will also better understand how individual efforts and team projects can be connected to achieve the best outcome.

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Whether you are looking to open your second location, or you’re managing 5, 10, or 15 locations, The DEO Team can help you figure out where to look next. Set up a call do learn more about the program, see if it’s the right fit, and get pointed in the right direction.

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FAQ

How Is The DEO Different From Other Programs or Consultants?

The DEO experience is based on networking with your peers and others who have “been there, done that” so you don’t have to waste time or money “reinventing the wheel.”  The community IS your teacher. The power is in your peers and the group of mentors.

In fact, many DEO Members work with some of the best consultants in the dental industry, especially those experts who focus on group practices and the nuances that differentiate them from the traditional solo-practice mentality.

The DEO is a community of like-minded dentists who believe:

  • In the power of collective intelligence
  • That something magical happens when great minds meet and work toward a common objective and vision
  • In the power of sharing different opinions

What Is the “Community-Based” Approach?

The community-based approach is a combination of Masterminding and “collective intelligence.” Masterminding is a powerful peer-to-peer mentoring concept, coined by Napoleon Hill, author of “Think and Grow Rich.” It’s used to help individuals find solutions to their problems with input and advice from other group members.

Collective intelligence is using the power of all the brainpower available to you, to make better and faster decisions. After becoming a DEO Member, you can use the power of Mastermind Calls, peer-to-peer networking, and online discussions with other participants. You can share your successes, solutions, challenges and inspiration, and help keep each other accountable.

Does The DEO want to buy or roll up practices?

No.

We’re not a DSO or private equity firm. We don’t buy practices.

We’re an organization and community of like-minded dentists who help emerging groups (and solo dentists) solve their most pressing issues in their practices.

Does The DEO do consulting?

No.

We prefer to share principles, processes, and philosophies we’ve uncovered from working with more than 100+ dentists (a mix of solo and emerging group dentists) and using our network to find the answers you need.

The DEO is not a consultancy. The DEO has brought together a network of the best consultants based on what Members are using, and share these resources with Members.

In fact, many DEO Members say that an unexpected benefit from joining The DEO is they can ask other dentists which consultants get results and are actually worth what they charge.

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