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On today’s episode of Mark’s podcast, we are delving into the world of dental practice financials. Hosted by Dr. Summer Kassmel and Ashlee Hirschfeld, and featuring Jake Conway and Dr. Monica Urda, this episode is a goldmine of insights on financial management for dental practices. This discussion, taken directly from a DSN webinar in the Lady Leaders Group, is essential listening for anyone keen on grasping the nuances of dental practice finances.
The discussion begins with a comparative analysis of accrual versus cash flow accounting, highlighting the impact of each method on a dental practice. The importance of a well-organized chart of accounts is emphasized, clarifying its role in financial management. A critical segment on analyzing overhead and profitability follows, offering strategies for maintaining financial health. The episode also cautions against taking advice from CPAs without understanding the basics of cash flow and personal business health. The significance of accurate categorization and auditing is addressed, alongside an exploration of fixed and variable expenses. Jake Conway introduces his symptom-cause-solution approach, vital for analyzing and resolving cash flow issues.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this enlightening discussion where we delve deeper into maximizing growth and profitability through KPIs and analytics. If you haven’t listened to Part 1 yet, we highly recommend going back to gain a comprehensive understanding before jumping into Part 2.