Growing up in South Florida, Dr. Ernst was the first in his family to go to college and graduated from The University of Alabama. He started out studying
Sports Medicine but later decided he wanted to become a dentist after discovering that dentistry also had the ability to make difference
in patients' well-being. After practicing dentistry for several years, settling down with his wife of now 16 years and having three lovely daughters,
Dr. Ernst decided to start his own practice. He knew he needed guidance from someone who could help him navigate the process and act as an advisor.
He chose Breakaway to fulfill this need and joined the Affiliate Program.
"I wanted to become an Affiliate because I needed someone there each step of the way that had vast experience in starting up practices."
After following threads on DentalTown, Dr. Ernst came to Breakaway Practice Seminar and quickly learned that Dr. Leune was the person to go to for help
with his startup. His vision was to create a practice that would appeal to everyone, offer expanded hours, focus on customer service and include
a modern, comfortable feel. Dr. Ernst felt the Affiliate Program was a perfect fit for his goals because, “I needed someone there each step of the
way that had vast experience in startup practices.” During his weekly meetings with the Affiliate support staff he was given
specific items to complete that allowed him to not only develop his ideal practice but save time, money and limit stress during the process.
"The process was very streamlined, during construction, I visited the site twice in 12 weeks. I was given weekly updates as I continued to work in my associateship."
The biggest benefit for Dr. Ernst was having the Breakaway team by his side through the entire process. With Breakaway available to assist with any
questions or concerns along the way, Dr. Ernst has valued the Affiliate experience, “The process was very streamlined. During construction I visited the
site twice in 12 weeks. I was given weekly updates as I continued to work in my associateship.” In addition to support, he realized extensive savings
on materials and lab fees. Dr. Ernst now has a busy and successful startup practice. He feels Breakaway provided the structure and guidance needed to reach
"My practice growth would have never been as reliable or profitable without Dr. Leune!"
With Breakaway as his support team, he is able to stay on track with his practice growth while focusing on patient care. By the third month open,
Dr. Ernst was seeing over 130 new patients and attributes his success to the direction provided by his Breakaway team. According to Dr. Ernst, “Everything
Dr. Leune told me has been right on track: at what point I needed to focus on capacity, at what point to add staff, when we need to ramp up or down
marketing. My practice growth would have never been as reliable or profitable without Dr. Leune!”