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Dental Consulting Experts - The Ledbetter Group

Oakwind Pointe,81
Acworth Georgia , 30101
United States

Dr. Andrew Rivers (University of Alabama School of Dentistry, 2009)

"I purchased a small-town practice from a retiring dentist back in 2012. After steady growth we hit a plateau several years back and I dabbled with the idea of using a consultant to help break through the stagnation. Several of my dental school classmates had all used and recommended the Ledbetter Group. I decided to hire Russ and Lana and I am glad I did. It has been very helpful having an outside, objective set of eyes looking at my practice. We were able to make some changes that really elevated the business. My accountant actually said, 'I don’t know what you have been doing this year, but keep it up!' "

Dr. Mina Dadkhah & Dr. Alireza Sharafi (University of Southern California School of Dentistry)

“I’ve been working with Russ more than a year and I can’t say enough about his professionalism and knowledge. I started working with him after months of research and talking to so many different big and small dental consulting companies and consultants and my previous experience of working with bigger company with no results. My dental office was plateaued and I didn’t think we have any room to grow, but he promised a monthly growth and delivered it within 6 months. I trust and respect his opinions so much that I ask him questions about all aspects of running my practice. Now even though I feel that my staff and office is energized, I can’t stop working with him, I still see result from his advise and recommend him to anybody looking for a competent and knowledgeable consultant.”

Dr. Dugald McMillan (University of Alabama, 2009)

“I want to say how pleased I am that I chose the Ledbetter group as a consulting partner. Russ Ledbetter had mailed me some information about his services and testimonials from previous clients. I stashed it away in a drawer and occasionally looked at it. I had always heard consultants could be an asset in any dental office but never really felt I needed it. After constantly hearing Howard Farran on Dental Town podcast berate dentist for not knowing their numbers it soaked in that I didn’t know mine. Finally, after a year of mentally going back and forth, I elected to call Russ. Russ and I discussed my practice and he made sure I had room to improve before agreeing to work with me. I can truly say this has been the best ROI I have experienced to date. I have been able to add monthly production over the course of a year without changing my conservative nature or speed at which I perform treatment. He taught me and my staff how to schedule effectively and focus on the numbers. This had led to an easier and more predictable schedule without so many high load, low production, and fatiguing days. Between phone calls and a little homework, I probably averaged 4 hours a month to my workload. I’m in a small town with bread and butter dentistry, and in the end I’m able to efficiently treat more patients and that’s a win for everyone.”

Dr. Bayne Heersink (University of Alabama, 2009)

“When I purchased my practice, one of the first things I did was call Russ. It has been one of the best business decisions I have made. Our average monthly collections are up more than $20,000 per month, and all we have done differently is work smarter, not harder. I would highly recommend The Ledbetter Group to anyone who wants their scheduling and production to be more efficient and predictable.”

Dr. Clint Fulks (University of Tennessee 2005)

“We’ve come a long way by using The Ledbetter Group to help us with our practice. They delivered on their promise of increased production. I believe you are only as good as your supporting staff will let you be and with their help I am confident I have the team I need to move forward with my practice. I now feel like I better and more effectively know how to manage my staff and practice. They had me track key numbers which I now understand and have power to make positive changes and can compare month-to-month going forward. My stress is better since I am much more in control of my practice." -- 

Dr. Andy Grantham (University of Alabama Dental School 2004)

"My practice was in a terrible downward spiral. Staff moral and motivation were very low. An unsustainable guaranteed bonus system set up by the previous practice owner was in place and was putting severe strain on me financially. I was miserable and had thoughts of selling everything and going away from dentistry. I decided to call in Lois Ann and her team to help me right the ship and after a year of hard work, good staff hires, and some restructuring, I am finally turning a profit and feeling better about my career path. My present staff is happy and enjoying the monthly bonuses that they actually earned. Many thanks to The Ledbetter Group for their guidance and support." -- 

Dr. Jay Phillips, Dr. Chris Hasty, Dr. Lee Boney, Dr. Heath Miller (Med College of GA 1994, Med College of GA 2003, University of FL 2008, Med College of GA 2012)

“Would you like to take your practice from good to great? This is a dream of mine for my practice, my team and my patients. With the help of the Ledbetter Group, we are turning a dream into a reality. I have been practicing dentistry for 21 years. Over this time, I have utilized several consultants in an effort to improve our group practice. Other consultants seemed to have the same ideas to change our practice into their business model. Russ Ledbetter’s methods are different. After listening to our goals and perceived problems, he went to work creating systems, motivating staff, and fine-tuning our leadership skills to push us to a new level. Russ used proven methods to create a better work environment with an improved schedule to bring in an increase in production and new patients. Therefore, making our practice more profitable so our goals were met. With extreme pleasure, allow me to recommend Russ Ledbetter to help you achieve your dreams of success.” -- 

Dr. Andrew Jackson (LSU School of Dentistry 2007)

 “In September of 2014, my business partner of seven years and I dissolved our partnership and I began a journey as the sole owner of Jackson Family Dentistry. My ex partner’s wife had run the business part of the offices so being responsible for every facet of the business was new, exciting, and unnerving. I immediately saw a need to implement the correct systems to make my ‘new’ office more patient friendly, employee driven, and as stress free as possible. I hired Russ to be my business consultant throughout that process and it was a wildly successful venture. Patient wait times almost disappeared, we scheduled an office-wide lunch break for the first time in the practice’s history, and production increased while office morale was boosted. No matter your stage of life or occupation, everyone needs a coach to reach his/her full potential. I highly recommend you allow Russ to be your counselor in the business aspect of running a dental office and you will see immediate and long-lasting results.” --

Dr. Brian Cook (University of Alabama Dental School 2006)

 "After my fourth year as a practice owner, I wasn’t confident I had control of my office and felt I was repeating the same mistakes each year.  I decided I couldn’t fix things on my own and began searching for a consultant.  I found Russ and had several friends recommend him.   We have seen tremendous growth over this past year in production/collections, improved patient experience, better organization, lower overhead, etc.  In one year, we have made changes that would have taken my entire career to implement.  You will not make an investment that has a better return for your practice.  I now feel confident in running the business side and can sleep at night not worrying about finances." --

Dr. Ash Walker (Medical College of Georgia 1995)

“It is my pleasure to recommend Russ Ledbetter of The Ledbetter Group. Russ has tweaked vast information into practical applications that you can learn today and use tomorrow. I have benefited tremendously, financially and personally, through Mr. Ledbetter’s guidance. I can honestly say that not a day goes by that I don’t use something that he has taught me. I have seen phenomenal growth in my practice and my staff development since learning his tried and true techniques. I am grateful for all that he has done to help my practice grow and flourish."

Dr. Steve Swords (Medical College of Georgia 1996)

"Hiring Russ and his team (The Ledbetter Group) was not only my best business and career decision ever but also by far the best investment of my life. I have never bought any piece of equipment or attended any seminar where I had a 1700% return (over $513,000) within 1 year. Although the numbers speak for themselves, Russ’ overall impact on my life was even more valuable. My only regret is that I waited 8 ½ years to decide I needed a “coach” – someone to teach me what dental school did not! Thanks for everything."

Dr. Burton Moffett (University of Alabama Dental School 2006)

“The Ledbetter Group has helped me both personally and professionally over the past year. My young pediatric dental practice was growing at a very healthy pace, and it was actually this growth that spurred my decision to work with a practice consultant. Despite the success my practice was experiencing, I knew that without systems in place and clearly defined ways of doing things, our growth would eventually overwhelm my hard-working staff and myself. I also knew that there was much more to running a dental practice than I had been taught in dental school – specifically regarding the business side of the practice. The Ledbetter Group gave me and my team a structured framework for operating the practice, as well as a detailed system for monitoring practice statistics. I now feel I have an in-depth understanding of how to manage our growth, as well as a way to recognize problems BEFORE they happen. From a personal perspective, I now enjoy the reduced stress and increased satisfaction that comes from having a well-organized, clearly defined way of doing things. My team is more empowered to use the skills they possess to make the practice successful, and we are a closer group as a result. I’d read so many testimonials from other clients of The Ledbetter Group that lamented having not worked with them earlier in their careers. I’m so glad I made the decision to seek their help in preparing my practice for the future.”

Dr. Britt Burcham (University of Tennessee 1988)

"The Ledbetter Group proved to be a key part of a true “turning point” in the productivity of my practice. Making recommendations based on a practice analysis, they exceeded every expectation I had, while remaining sensitive to my wishes and personal goals. Using the principles The Ledbetter Group implemented, my practice has continued to grow. I heartily recommend their services to anyone looking to increase productivity and satisfaction in their professional lives."

Dr. Lance Osborne (University of Tennessee 2000)

"I would strongly recommend The Ledbetter Group to every dentist who wants to maximize their practice’s potential. My experience of working with Russ Ledbetter was not only professionally rewarding but personally rewarding. I have found that my practice is more efficient, more productive (double what he promised me, over $200,000 more per year) and also less stressful. Russ and his staff will put all the pieces of the dental practice puzzle together for you."

Dr. Barton Barrett (University of Alabama Dental School 2008)

"Several months ago, I began to feel the stress and burn-out creeping in, and knew I needed to do something differently. About that time I received a brochure from Russ in the mail, and after checking some references, I finally called him. What he has done for my practice in just a few months has been amazing! Our stress level is lower, and our production has well exceeded anyone's expectations. I'm the biggest skeptic in the world, and wouldn't have believed it had I not been living proof. I highly recommend Ledbetter Consulting to anyone."

Dr. Sam Wright (University of Alabama Dental School 2009)

I would like to compliment The Ledbetter Group for the outstanding service it provides. Russ is honest and he keeps his promises.  He asks you what your goals are, and like a magician, in the end, makes them happen. We are now collecting more than $500 per day more than we were when we started with him.  We used to work all Fridays, and now we work only one.  I'm on the verge of hiring an associate (one of my goals), and the situation is promising, so that I can eventually form a partnership, so that I can take more vacation (one of my other goals).  To be clear, Russ does not push adding a partner, and only offered some feedback on how I might approach it.  He is in the business of improving the business you've already established, not overhauling it.  His secret involves his hard work and study, personalized to your practice.  Consultants and coaches require your participation as well as your staff's, and his system is wonderful at getting that.  His methods are logical and easy to implement.  He sticks with you and constantly has new ideas.  He follows through.  You follow through.  Once the year is up, you miss the Group, but you and the staff are better than you were the year before.  It's a better place to work.  A better place to practice dentistry.

Dr. Tamsie Coker & Dr. Matt Coker (University of Alabama Dental School 1996 & 2001)

"The Ledbetter Group helped a great deal with boosting our production and collections. They far exceeded the production increase they promised. They really helped to organize our front desk and provided detailed job descriptions. Our office is much closer to our long-term goals after the year of consulting."

Dr. Amanda Darty (University of Alabama Dental School 2006)

I started working with The Ledbetter Group during a major time of transition in my career. I had just built a new office, hired new employees and was stressed to the max with trying to manage all of the newness and growth that surrounded me. I tried to tackle it all myself for about six months before I realized that I needed help and in a major way! I was consumed with how I was going to make it from one month to the next when I hired The Ledbetter Group. Immediately, Russ and his team evaluated my practice and got me started down a path of consistent, sustainable growth. With their help I was able train my staff and manage my practice with less stress and more profit. I would recommend the services of the Ledbetter Group to any doctor who wants to run an efficient, well organized practice and keep a well-trained, satisfied staff!