August 24, 2021

103 Grand Opening of Sullivan Dental Partners!

Millennial Dentist Podcast

Today we are celebrating the grand opening of Sullivan Dental Partners! A long-term vision to building the practice, we are talking about the steps of our journey and how we could reach our goal of dental partnership. Listen in to find out the challenges we’ve had, successes, and how we solved the partnership problems.

When they merged, Dr. Sully hesitated because he would now have only half the number of chairs, patients, and income. At first, the senior Sullivan would debrief the younger Sullivan for about 30 minutes at the end of the day to review what they had accomplished and what can be improved upon.

Sully would ask Senior Sully for assistance when he needed help with a dental procedure. He wasn’t afraid to ask for help, even in the middle of a root canal, important for patient care.

Dentistry is changing. Technology, education, and resources are closer to our fingertips now more than ever! Are you ready to learn what millennial dentists are doing to exceed patient expectations, enjoy dentistry more and take vacations and how this generation can join up with the previous generation to make for an unstoppable dental team? Wait no longer! Listen in and find out how to push your lifestyle to the next level.

Show Notes:

[01:01] Celebrating our new dental partners!

[04:03] Sully gives his background and why he became a dentist.

[07:07] Biggest fear about bringing in his son as a partner.

[09:40] Debriefing at the end of the day to recalibrate each partner.

[14:14] The importance of asking for help inside the practice.

[16:03] Senior Sullivan’s advice on how to onboard a new partner.

[20:10] Making the environment safe as a lead doctor teaching new dentists.

As always, thanks so much for listening! If you like the show, we would love for you to review the show on Apple Podcasts as well as spread the word! If you have any questions or want to get in touch, shoot me an email at

Links and Resources

Richard Sullivan, DDS

Partner, Sullivan Dental Partners

Co-host/Founder of the Millennial Dentist Podcast (

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