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southern dental group

Presented by The Southern Dental Group
Hosted by Breakaway Practice

Join us February 16th and 17th for The Dental Ownership Summit to learn from top
dental practitioners about starting, building and growing your own dental practice.
Whether you are considering dental practice ownership, ready to start your own
practice or looking to expand – this summit is geared for you.
To secure priority registration, click here.


    Get an inside look into the planning, the strategy and solutions of fast-growing dental practice owners.
    Learn from top dental practice owners about:
  • Personal and financial benefits
  • Why you should start your practice now
  • Reducing risk
  • How to achieve success early on


  • Dental Associates
  • New Dentists
  • Recent graduates
  • Current students


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Dr. Scott Leune

Dr. Scott Leune

Dr. Leune graduated from UT Health Science Center School of Dentistry in 2005. His dental career began with three startup practices in San Antonio which grew to 80 staff, 10 dentists, and a call center in a very short time. These practices continued to average a combined total of over 700 new patients per month and were all managed by Dr. Leune working a mere 4 days per month. In 2011, Dr. Leune started seven practices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, opening them within a two-month timespan. Over the last 4 years, through the Breakaway Affiliate Program, Dr. Leune has helped build approximately 80 startup practices nationwide.

For the last 8 years, Dr. Leune has lectured to thousands of dental professionals & executives sharing his proven systems, marketing and practice design, leading to consistently sold-out seminars. He has been featured in numerous dental publications and listed as the ‘most-subscribed-to-person’ on DentalTown (the premier online dental community).

Dr. Leune has also created and grown Breakaway's Support Services and Affiliate Program to include over 300 practices nationwide, adding several more each day. He has continued to redefine practice management, as the leader & expert in profitable dental practice systems to maximize success.

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Dr. Howard Farran

Dr. Howard Farran

Howard Farran, DDS MBA is a noted international lecturer on faster, easier, more efficient dentistry. He has captivated audiences around the world with his innovative, informational and entertaining style. In his seminar entitled, “The Virtues of Profitable Dentistry” he gets down to the nitty gritty details of running a thriving family practice. He can show any dental team how they too can achieve their dreams and goals.

Dr. Farran graduated from UMKC dental school in 1987. He earned his MBA from Arizona State University in 1999. He received his MAGD in 1998. He received his Diplomate in the International College of Oral Implantology in 1998.

Dr. Farran has received wide-range recognition, such as being named Alumni of the Year by the University of Missouri in 1997, Arizona Public Health Dentist of the Year Award in 1995 by the Arizona Office of Dental Health, and the Arizona Award in 1989 from the Arizona State Dental Association for outstanding contributions made to the profession of dentistry efforts to fluoridate the water of Phoenix.

Dr. Farran is the founder and publisher of Dentaltown Magazine, which is mailed to more than 120,000 dentists in 43 countries each month. Dr. Farran is also the founder, and the flagship site, where more than 140,000 registered dental professionals share information with each other on a daily basis!

Dr. Farran is the author of several dental practice management articles and multiple video series. His experience ranges from all aspects of practice management, including business planning, operations and finance, to e-commerce business and Internet marketing.

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Dr. Hunter Smith

Dr. Hunter Smith

Hunter Smith, DDS is a 28 year old General Dentist in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He completed his undergrad at Arkansas State University in his hometown area of Jonesboro, then attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Collage of Dentistry in Memphis.After graduating in May 2014, Dr. Smith bought his first dental practice in August 2014 following a 2 month stent as an associate in the practice.

After successful management and system changes increased that already successful first practice by 46% profitability in just 1 year, Dr. Smith grew to enjoy learning about the business of Practice Ownership and ways that can improve clinical, business, staff, and patient relations. Building upon the early success, Dr. Smith joined up with a long-time best friend and fellow dental school graduate, Will Little, to form Southern Dental Group in October of 2015. Since forming SDG, Drs Little and Smith have acquired an additional 5 locations in the last 18 months. Southern Dental Group's 6 locations boast increased profitability of over 50% post-acquisition, an average overhead of less than 50%, business profits (EBITDA) over 26%, and have revenues of over 5 million dollars annually.

Dr. Smith enjoys the opportunity to show and tell dentists, specifically young dentists, how to get into practice ownership early and be highly successful and profitable. He is proud to present the Dental Ownership Summit along with his business partner and co-founder of SDG Will Little in order to bring ownership knowledge and strategies from some of the best mentors and business minds in the industry.

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Dr. Mark Costes

Dr. Mark Costes

Dr. Mark Costes is far from a typical dentist and dental coach. Since starting his career, he has been able to build an eight practice, multi-million dollar dental empire during some of the profession’s most challenging times.

But Dr. Costes’s journey was not without its setbacks. In fact, he credits much of his success to the fact that he made more mistakes in his first year of private practice ownership than most dentists make in an entire career. What separated him from the masses, however, was the fact that he viewed each failure and roadblock as a learning experience and an opportunity to improve his business and life. This philosophy, as well as his decision to model the world’s most successful marketers and dentists, has led him to where he is today.

Dr. Costes is founder of the Dental Success Institute where he coaches dentists and helps them to achieve their full potential, while recapturing their passion for dentistry. He is also the founder of the Horizon Schools of Dental Assisting which has experienced explosive growth and has expanded to over one hundred and fifty locations throughout the United States. Dr. Costes is the International and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of the book Pillars of Dental Success. His podcast The Dentalpreneur now has listenership from over 120 countries worldwide.

Mark and his wife, Leslie, have three sons: Bryce, Brendan, and Brady. They live in Prescott, Arizona.

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Dr. Will Little

Dr. Will Little

Will Little, DDS graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2013 after completing undergraduate at Arkansas State University. Six months after graduation, Dr. Little started a general practice in his hometown of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Dr. Little utilized his knowledge of dental practice management to achieve immediate profitability within his startup. When a long standing established practice became available in Jonesboro, Dr. Little seized that opportunity to purchase and merge his startup into the acquired practice, giving Dr. Little valuable experience in mergers, startups, and acquisitions within a very short period of time.

Dr. Little along with Dr. Hunter Smith formed Southern Dental Group in October of 2015. Since then, SDG has grown into 6 locations with revenues of over 5 million, and EBITDA of over 26%. Along with his management role within SDG, Dr. Little clinically produces over $60,000 per month while performing molar endodontics and implant placement for several of the locations.

Dr. Little is passionate about dental practice ownership and is extremely excited to present the Dental

Ownership Summit with his long-time friend, business partner, and co-founder of Southern Dental Group, Dr. Hunter Smith. Dr. Little is excited to show young dentists and potential owners how to successfully execute an acquisition while balancing clinical dentistry and providing excellent patient care.

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Hosted by Breakaway Practice, 8000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, Texas

Preferred rates available at the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas (210) 227-9700

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