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Episode 392

Life After I Sold My Practice to a DSO (and Kept Working There!) with Dr. Nezar Kassem

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: July 24, 2019 | Listening Time: 00:55:00

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Earlier this year, Gary interviewed his friend Dr. Nezar Kassem about his decision to sell his practice at mid-career to a DSO.

During that interview, Gary asked Nezar’s permission to circle back later this year for a follow up interview with Nezar to share this post sale experiences. This is that follow up interview.

In this Show, Gary and Nezar discuss;

  • Nezar’s new 10-operatory office,
  • his experience working with Apex Design Build in designing and building his new office,
  • how selling his practice to a DSO has helped Nezar achieve a better work/life balance,
  • Nezar’s experience as an employee Dentist of Elite Dental Partners,
  • future growth plans for his practice,
  • whether Nezar’s experience of selling his practice to a DSO met his expectations,
  • how HR decisions are now made in Nezar’s practice,
  • why Nezar chose Elite Dental Partners and his satisfaction with that decision.

Nezar shares very useful information here that might apply now or at some point in the future in your situation. Wonderful to hear Nezar sharing candid information with the goal of helping his colleagues!

First interview with Nezar: ‘Why I Decided (as a mid-career Dentist) to Sell my Practice to a DSO with Dr. Nezar Kassem’

Interview with Apex Design Build Executive, Bruce Johnstone; ‘Everything to Consider When Building Your Ideal Office with Bruce Johnstone’ 

Elite Dental Partners:

Nezar’s email address:

Link to the iLoveDentistry Facebook Group:

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Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs Gary became a successful practice owner by purchasing a fixer-upper practice and developing it into a world-class dental practice. He is passionate about sharing his hard-earned insights and experiences with dental practices across the globe.

As a dental practice coach, Gary provides guidance for dental professionals on how to create a healthier practice style that lets them deliver excellent patient care while reducing depending on insurance.

More importantly, Gary’s insights are not just based on theory – as a co-owner of a dental practice, he has first-hand experience in making this transformation from a high-volume and low-fee insurance model to a fee-for-service approach that is more sustainable and promotes a patient-centric and financially healthy dental practice, and he is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with other dental practitioners via the popular Thriving Dentist Show!
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