Beyond Bitewings
Beyond Bitewings
Dec 15, 2022
The Journey From Dental School to Practice Owner
Play • 24 min

The road from dental school has many options, and knowing which direction to take can feel overwhelming. 

In this episode of Beyond Bitewings, the team at Edwards and Associates talks to Dr. Trisha Patel to discuss her journey out of dental school to building her own practice. 

Dr. Patel shares how her background in business and working with a DSO helped to give her a head start in running her own business. However, she also talks about how starting a business during COVID (plus while becoming a new mother) set her up for some challenges along the way.

Through all the ups and downs, though, Dr. Patel talks about why she is happy with the decision she made, and why it’s so important to have a team of great advisors on your side. She also talks about why she decided to build her own practice from the ground up instead of buying an existing one.

She also talks about her experience at the DSO, and why it helped her to understand the things she saw they were doing well. It also helped her see the processes she wanted to improve for her own business and staff. She also gives advice about just jumping in. As much as we want to make sure we understand all that we can before starting our own business, the truth is, we will never know it all. There will always be a lot to learn and new challenges along the way, and she talks about why she has no regrets about jumping in.

If you have specific questions about your options after dental school, or if you'd like to have another question answered on a future podcast, please reach out to the Edwards & Associates team.

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