3 Biggest Bottlenecks of Being an Entrepreneurial Dentist: Part 1 with Perrin DesPortes

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 161

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

Guest: Perrin DesPortes

IntPerrin DesPortes, Jr. ​ is a co-Founder and Partner of TUSK. He has over 25  years of leadership, sales, operations, and P&L management experience in the  dental industry, having rebuilt and successfully led 3 different businesses  for Patterson Dental Supply. 

TUSK ​Partners ​ provides industry-leading resources to group dental practices and DSOs. They combine over 50 years of experience with a progressive vision  to create the greatest value and impact for their clients. TUSK helps their  clients START, GROW and ultimately SELL their group dental practice or DSO.

Key Takeaways 

● Introduction 

● TUSK Podcast & Origins 

● Hitting the Debt Funding Wall 

● Retaining Top Talent 

     ○ Recruiting 

     ○ Motivating and Retaining 

● Pathway to Equity/Associates 

● Increasing the Value of your Practice 

● Creating a Culture and Framework


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“Associate turnover is the #1 problem in all group practices and it doesn’t  matter if you’re two locations or if you’re two thousand and two.” Perrin DesPortes 

“Don’t take your first job based on the money, take your first job based on  who your mentor is going to be and what you can learn from that person.” Perrin DesPortes 

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