In this episode you’re going to learn the difference between a DSO and a DEO. You will also hear how AI could lead to potential job losses in the dental industry.
Ken Kaufman shares insights and strategies to help dental businesses run more efficien...
In this episode you will learn the difference between a DSO and a DEO. You will also hear how AI could lead to potential job losses in the dental industry.
Ken Kaufman shares insights and strategies to help dental businesses run more efficiently. Ken's background includes starting mobile and brick-and-mortar clinics, and securing financing for them. He was part of the team that developed the Nomad handheld x-ray device which later was sold to the Danaher Group.
He is the CFO at Nuvia Dental Implant Centers and previously served as the CFO of Community Dental. Ken holds an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship and authored the book DEO's Financial Secrets To Grow Dental Organizations, which offers advice for solo practitioners, expanding practices, and formal DSOs.
Ken discusses that he believes AI could be disruptive, leading to potential job loss for knowledge workers, but also hopes it will enable dentists to help patients in less invasive ways and in a faster manner, ultimately benefiting the industry as a whole. Additionally, AI could create more consistency throughout the industry, fostering patient confidence.
Ken advocates for the dental industry to become more financially savvy and encourages dentists to join the DEO group. Members gain access to assets, tools, mastermind groups, and other resources that help them learn to grow and succeed.
Ken acknowledges that dentists are intelligent people who have learned how to be dentists, but they may not have had the opportunity to develop business skills in all necessary areas. He aims to help bridge this gap. To connect with Ken, find him on Facebook or LinkedIn under Ken Kaufman.
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Author of Financial Secrets to Grow Dental Organizations
Ken thrives as an executive in high-growth organizations; since 2004, Ken has served in CFO and President/CFO roles in venture capital and private equity-backed high-growth organizations, helping to drive growth of 3 to 10x during his tenure at each.
He is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the dental industry, and he recently founded the Dental Finance Forum, the first mastermind of its kind that exclusively supports finance leaders of group practices and Dental Support Organizations. Keep an eye out for Ken's book, Dental Finance Secrets, scheduled to launch before the end of 2022!
He earned a business degree from BYU and MBA from the University of Georgia in finance & entrepreneurship where his peers selected him as the most outstanding student. He and his wife have been married for 24 years and have eight children. Ken enjoys serving in his church and uses whatever free time he can find to engage in cycling, mountain biking, and an occasional triathlon to keep himself humble.