Investment Grade Practice™ News – May 2024

Victoria Peterson

Dear Doctor,

Spring signals a time of renewal and re-energization. Just as nature awakens, now is the time to refresh your systems, boost productivity, heighten morale, and take action to improve your bottom line.

That’s why, in this edition of Investment Grade Practice News, we are pleased to provide you with new resources to help you take your practice to the next level:

  • Learn from Emmitt Smith at the PDA Conference
  • Discover the benefits of servant leadership
  • Learn how to unleash the million-dollar associate

It is our honor to be your advocate so you can experience the life you deserve at a pace that fits your lifestyle.

To your success,

Dr. Victoria Peterson
Co-founder & CEO
Productive Dentist Academy


Where Dreams Become Reality

Secure Your Spot for the Sept. 12-14, 2024 Conference Today

Unlock the full potential of your practice when you attend the 20th Anniversary Productivity Conference. This is the final opportunity in 2024 to receive transformative insights to amplify your efficiency, accelerate production, boost your bottom line, and improve team cohesion. 

This event is renowned as the most productive way to get your team aligned to your vision of success so you can achieve your goals and deliver the care your patients deserve.

All-New this September:

  • Keynote by Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back & Entrepreneur Emmitt Smith
  • Doctors and teams can choose between four educational tracks
  • PDA Hall of Fame celebration
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See PDA Co-founder & CEO Dr. Victoria Peterson
Speak at The Following Events

Mommy Dentists In Business

May 2
Mommy Dentists in Business CEO Roundtable 
Huntington Beach, California
Presenting “The Energetic Cost of Wealth”


Dental Speaker Institute

May 4
Dental Speaker Institute
Hilton Phoenix Chandler, Chandler, Arizona
Presenting “Rings True: Authenticity on Stage”


Dentist Advisors

June 22
Dentist Advisors: Dentist Money Summit
Park City, Utah



For Your Dental Practice

Published in Dental Economics by PDA Faculty Dr. Maggie Augustyn

Maggie Augustyn

One of the best hallmarks of a leader is self-reflection.

In this article, Dr. Augustyn admits to being a “bad leader” in the past. However, she realized her errors, made improvements, and created a thriving team and dental practice.

Core values are at the center of this article, and Dr. Augustyn details how she develops and applies them – not only for herself and her practice, but for each of her team members as well.


The Million-Dollar Associate Dentist:
Your Associate is More Important to Your Business Than You Think

by Joanne Miles, RDA, DAADOM, IGP Business Advisor

Real-World Insights from AADOM Authors

Featured in the January 2023 edition of AADOM, PDA’s Investment Grade Practice Business Advisor writes:

In any dental practice, the owner dentist holds a pivotal role, being both the linchpin and potential vulnerability. If the owner faces setbacks like a debilitating injury, the practice could come to a halt. 

Recognizing the critical role of an associate dentist extends beyond mere support during absences; they may play a more integral role in the business’s success than the owner might realize.

Joanne Miles explores the strategies and practices that can elevate an associate dentist’s career to unprecedented heights. She shares the key principles that have proven to be the foundation of million-dollar success stories in the dental field. 

Gain invaluable knowledge and practical tips that could pave the way for your triumph by immersing yourself in this must-read resource.


Clinical Calibration:
Be the Leader That Brings Out the Best in Your Team!

Have you ever experienced frustration due to a lack of support for your treatment recommendations from your team? Or maybe you’ve sensed a disconnect in your team’s interpretation of clinical information? These feelings are not uncommon and can have a significant impact on the efficiency and quality of patient care.

You deserve the opportunity to align your team for success, and that’s why PDA offers our Clinical Calibration program taught by Business Development Consultant Jodie Heimbach, RDH, BS: an on-site, hands-on seminar tailored to expedite your team’s development and align skill sets to identify patient risks.

To learn more about PDA’s Clinical Calibration program CLICK HERE

Over The Shoulder:
Witness Productive Dentistry in Action!

Are you curious about the daily routine of a productive dentist? 

We are proud to introduce the PDA Over-the-Shoulder program: your gateway to witnessing firsthand how productive dentists translate theory into practice. Guided by PDA coaches, and led by esteemed PDA Faculty Dr. Wade Kifer, this is a unique opportunity to learn practical applications of concepts taught at the PDA Productivity Conferences.

Reported outcomes from doctors who have applied these strategies are astounding, in some cases production growth surpasses eight-times the norm.

To learn more about PDA’s Over-the-Shoulder program, CLICK HERE

This is a valuable opportunity to gain insights and practical skills directly from productive dentists.


Episode 199 – Transitions:
DSOs vs. Private Practice

DSOs vs. Private Practice
The Productive Dentist Podcast with Dr. Bruce B. Baird

In this episode of award-winning The Productive Dentist Podcast, your host Dr. Bruce B. Baird is joined by Dr. Paul Goodman of Dental Nachos. This influential pair discuss the ever changing landscape of the dental profession, DSOs, private practice, ownership, the challenges of finding and nurturing associates, and the importance of embracing change.

Listen & Subscribe Here

Episode 230 – Implant Marketing Mastery

Implant Marketing Mastery
Everyday Practices Dental Podcast with Regan Robertson & Dr. Chad Johnson

Sixty implants in two weeks? In this short but sweet episode of Everyday Practices Dental Podcast, your host Dr. Chad Johnson discusses the marketability of dental implants. He shares his recent experience of successfully scheduling 60 implants in two weeks leveraging advanced technology like the Yomi Robotic-Guidance Dental Implant System and savvy marketing strategies.

Listen & Subscribe Here

Episode 97 – Seller Readiness

Investment Grade Practices Podcast with Dr. Victoria Peterson - How Communication Builds An Investment Grade Practice
Investment Grade Practices Podcast with Dr. Victoria Peterson and special guest Dr. Christopher Bowman

As the landscape of the dental profession evolves and responds to volatile economic conditions and shifting dynamics, it’s more crucial than ever to be prepared for the financial challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

In this timely and insightful episode of Investment Grade Practices Podcast, your host Dr. Victoria Peterson and Dr. Bruce B. Baird (co-founder of PDA, and host of The Productive Dentist Podcast) discuss the implications of factors like inflation, rising interest rates, and corporate consolidation on dental practices. Then they introduce a new program designed to help dentists navigate the complexities of seller readiness and enhance the value of their practices.

Listen & Subscribe Here


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