Beyond the Microphone

Unlock the secrets to building a thriving dental organization with DEO’s Growth Secrets Podcast.

Emmet Scott, DEO Partner and host, interviews a diverse line-up of dental industry leaders, revealing the secrets behind their success and extracting the tactics and tools they used along the way that can be incorporated by all listeners. In each episode, guests share their wisdom and insights in never-before-told stories that dig deeper into the challenges, failures, and triumphs that leaders face as they strive to build thriving organizations.

EP 187: Large Practice Sales and Partnerships

Chip Fichtner

In this episode, Emmet hosts Chip Fichtner, Co-founder and Principal, Large Practice Sales. They discuss what’s happening in the marketplace right now; partnerships; if you’re thinking about a transaction; what constitutes a “large practice sale”; ways deals are being structured currently, the difference between a DSO and an “IDSO”; and much more. Chip shares what numbers to look out for and any potential red flags when considering a transaction. They dive deep into specific financial indicators to review when evaluating a DSO’s financial health, and many more financial topics. (Sponsored by Large Practice Sales)

EP 188: Decoding Accounting & Financials for Scaling Success

Patrick Arnold
Mark Rudolph

In this episode, Emmet hosts Patrick Arnold, Manager, and Mark Rudolph, Shareholder, both from Elliot Davis, discussing accounting and finance for dental entrepreneurs on everything from benchmarking, partnerships, associate equity, compensation, margins, financial acumen, and more. They cover the accounting specialties of tax accounting, tax strategy, and managerial accounting, emphasizing the need for tailored accounting services. Mark and Patrick advise on essential capabilities for dental owners’ finance/accounting teams, stressing forward-looking accounting, budgeting, and forecasting. They outline steps to align financial systems with practice growth, ensuring access to crucial data for successful scaling. (Sponsored by Elliot Davis)