Orthodontics is a remarkable profession that offers practitioners a variety of avenues to shape their careers and practices.
Some orthodontists choose to practice independently, while others opt for large group practices. In today’s discussion, we delve into the inspiring story of Dr. Ben Fishbein, a visionary orthodontist who has achieved remarkable success by leveraging hard work and strategic thinking.
Dr. Fishbein’s journey is a testament to the power of determination and smart practice management.
In 2013, Dr. Fishbein purchased a small practice with just seven team members.
This small endeavor would eventually grow into an orthodontic empire consisting of eight offices and employing 94 dedicated team members by the time he joined Smile Doctors DSO in 2020.
This incredible growth occurred over approximately seven years, showcasing Dr. Fishbein’s commitment and work ethic.
He emphasizes that before scaling your practice, it’s crucial to determine what kind of lifestyle you desire. This self-awareness serves as the foundation for your orthodontic journey.
While his path may not align with everyone’s goals, Dr. Fishbein believes tailoring your practice to your desired lifestyle is essential.
One of the key takeaways from Dr. Fishbein’s story is the concept of working hard for certain points in your career to achieve your dreams.
His determination and willingness to put in the hours allowed him to achieve tremendous growth over a short period of time.
His wife humorously notes that he put in 30 years of orthodontics in seven years while he worked tirelessly to expand his practice.
Dr. Ben Fishbein has accomplished so much in such a short amount of time, and there are many lessons to learn.
Take a few minutes and learn what went into building a sizable group of thriving, growing orthodontic practices and how you can apply many of these lessons to your own practice.