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Episode 280

How I Successfully Opened a Practice From Scratch in Southern California with Lincoln Parker DMD

by Gary Takacs | May 31, 2017

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Conventional wisdom says that you cannot open a dental practice from scratch in a hyper-competetive market like Southern California.

Well, don’t tell that to Dr. Lincoln Parker because he successfully opened a practice from scratch soon out of dental school in the Tustin Ranch area or Orange County, California! Not only did Lincoln open this practice from scratch but he has done so with minimal insurance participation.

Running Time: 54:56 minutes

In this inspiring interview, Gary talks with Lincoln about how he was able to open the practice of his dreams in precisely the area where he wanted to work and live. In this Show, Gary and Lincoln discuss; what inspired Lincoln to buck conventional wisdom and follow his dream, how he overcame the challenges of getting his bank loan, some of the most important lessons Lincoln has learned throughout this process, tips for other Dentists opening a practice from scratch, how Lincoln was able to reduce his insurance dependency, the importance of a strong team and some of the Mentors that have influenced Lincoln. You will love Lincoln’s can-do perspective and his passion for the dental profession!

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