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EP49 Building A Dental Group with Kunal Thakker

Growing A Dental Practice

Release Date: 12/02/2022

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In this episode, Mike talks with Kunal Thakker, Founder & CEO of Tooth Club Dental Group. Tooth Club is a growing chain of ultra-modern, membership-based dental practices. Tooth Club consists of 10 practices with more planned to open over the next 12 months.

Highlights from this episode include:

✅ How a non-dentist came to own a dental practice

✅ How a background in finance helped Kunal grow a group

✅ Why squats/startups are better than buying established practices

✅ Why the patient experience is so important

✅ Why staff training makes the difference between an average practice and a great one

✅ What’s next for Tooth Club

At the end of the episode, Kunal shares his number one piece of advice for anyone thinking about buying or starting their own dental practice.

If you have any questions for Kunal, then get in touch:

Visit the Growing A Dental Practice podcast page for more details and links to streaming platforms > patientboost.dental/podcast

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