The Raving Patients Podcast


, Episode 


A Solution For Hygiene and Insurance Issues: How Having a Big Staff Is Hindering Your Dental Practice w/ Dr. Ron Schefdore


, Episode 


June 23, 2023

A Solution For Hygiene and Insurance Issues: How Having a Big Staff Is Hindering Your Dental Practice w/ Dr. Ron Schefdore

Did you know that your dental practice could grow, and even flourish, without a dental hygienist or a big staff?

Yes, believe it or not, you don’t need a big team for your dental clinic to be a success. In fact, the smaller your team is, the better your finances can be!

If you don’t believe me, then I’m sure this week’s guest will be able to convince you. After all, he’s been running his practice without a big team for forever, and it is a hundred percent thriving. 

And when I say that, I mean that his practice has been making over one million dollars a year regularly, and he’s been taking home fifty percent or more of that every year.

Who am I talking about?

Well, let me introduce him quickly.

His name is Dr. Ron Schefdore, and he has been practicing clinical dentistry in the western suburbs of Chicago for thirty seven years. He is also a speaker, coach and mentor to dentists. 

Dr. Schefdore and his wife purchased their first office for $75,000. For seventeen years, they built three hygienist-free, out of network, very profitable practices, employing six associates and a small staff.

In 2020, Dr. Schefdore retired from clinical dentistry and is now dedicating his time to showing other dentists around the country how they can flourish with no hygiene and no or limited in-network insurance programs.

Today, he is here to tell us all about that, so I hope you’re ready!

Tune in now.

Key Takeaways: 

Introduction (00:00)

The no-hygienist model (03:18)

What a typical work day looks like (05:57)

How to save money in a dental clinic (12:51)

Returning to dentistry after retiring (15:59)

How to set up this model (20:00)

The definition of success (23:35)

Quick Q&A (27:39)

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