I was fortunate to come straight out of school and work for a mentor who showed me the way a dental practice should be run to be successful. I saw what I wanted in my future. When circumstances in my personal life necessitated a move to another state, I knew exactly what I wanted and I went looking for it.
The appeal of private practice for me has always been the ability to be in the driver’s seat to steer the practice in the direction of an exciting professional vision. The things that bothered me most about going it alone were the management headaches and stress related to business issues that I thought just came with the territory.
Capstone has given me the ability to climb into the driver’s seat in the office and have a great quality of life outside the office. I now have a co-pilot along side me that can watch, steer, and build the practice in the areas that I am not as good at, that frankly are not a good use of my time. I can do what I do best and leave to them the rest! That’s the beauty of having a great business partner with different talents than I have: I can focus on what I do best, and worry less about the hassles of the business side of the practice. To me the most important part is that when I go home from work, my life outside of the office is truly mine. I am free from the stress and worry. It gives me the best of both worlds: a quality practice with a great quality of life.