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Dental Startup Manual

In this guide, they teach and guide you through the journey from initial idea through first patients- plus saving you more than $50,000 in the process. With downloadable documents to match throughout the process, this guide will attack the major parts of the process including financing, site selection, floorplan design, construction, equipment selection, cabinetry, technology, marketing, systemization and cash flow control. The manual includes:

  • How to Budget & Game plan
  • How to manage Loan Calculator
  • How to determine Cost Per Procedure
  • How to track Critical 4 Equipment Inventor
  • How to create a team Accountability Agreement

Included in the Startup Manual Kit:

  • Dental Office Startup Manual
  • 4 Futures Journal
  • One Month Free of Front Office Academy

Dental Office Acquisition Manual

This 339-page instructional manual covers everything you could need in buying a dental practice.

From scouting locations for possible acquisitions – all the way through the challenges that may arise as you take ownership and work with a new team.

This is the book we wished we had as we ran the gamut of acquiring offices.

Included in the book:

  • Downloadable spreadsheets
  • Contracts
  • Letters
  • Training manuals to help you get through this process with ease.

Meet the Authors

Dr. Mark Costes headshot

Mark Costes, DDS

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Dr. Costes is an international keynote speaker and the founder of the Dental Success Institute, a company committed to helping dentists to achieve their full potential, while recapturing their passion for dentistry. He is also the co-founder and CEO of the Dental Success Network, a vibrant community of dentists from around the globe focused on maximizing access of advanced clinical and practice management education to the profession. Dr. Costes is the International and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of the book Pillars of Dental Success. His internet radio show, The Dentalpreneur Podcast now has listenership from over 150 countries worldwide.

Dr. Addison Killeen

Addison Killeen, DDS

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Dr. Killeen is an author, speaker and coach in the dental world. He is the Co-Founder of the Dental Success Network, has owned 8 dental practices, and is a coach at the Dental Success Institute. He wrote the book ‘By the Numbers’, a guide to understanding the main numbers and metrics to run your dental practice more efficiently. He currently is the Owner and Founder of Capital Dental, a startup in Lincoln, Nebraska that has grown from zero to $2.4M annual revenue in the first 12 months.

Dr. Summer Kassmel

Dr. Summer Kassmel

Multiple Practice Ownership and Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Summer Kassmel is a practicing dentist and owner of 2 large, multi-doctor offices in the Vail, CO area. She has built a life she loves in the mountains of Colorado where she works 1-2 clinical days a week and 2 days of CEO days (imagination time!) Always the entrepreneur, Summer owns and operates a dental assisting school out of her flagship practice and is owner of Rocky Mountain Dental Assisting Schools, a DA program other doctors can purchase to train DA’s out of their own offices. Summer is passionate about helping all doctors build practices and lives of their dreams but is especially enthusiastic about supporting women doctors grow thriving practices they love. She is currently a coach for DSI and loves using numbers to help doctors make smart decisions that allow them to work with intention rather than at a frenetic pace. When not daydreaming or working, Summer enjoys every minute of the mountain lifestyle with her two kiddos, Siena and Cash.



Membership Details

Dental Success Network is a $199/month Private Doctor-Only community and collection of resources to help dentists run a profitable business, be better clinicians, and improve work-life balance. See the document examples below- all of which are for digital download inside DSN. DSN is like having a high-priced consultant + buying group + CE at your fingertips for a fraction of the price.

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