In today’s show, special guest host Dr. Paul Homoly sits down with Dr. Quinn DuFurrena, executive Director of the Association of Dental Support Organizations. Dr. DuFurrena is a dentist and author of Transforming the Cottage Industry – The Rise of Dental Support Organizations.
Hi, I’m Dr. Paul Homoly on the Attainable Podcast network. With me this morning is Dr. Quinn DuFurrena. And Quinn is currently the executive director of the ADSO. Quinn has been an adventurer and an explorer in dentistry, from being a solo practitioner in a small Nevada town, to now being the executive director of one of the most powerful and prestigious organizations in dentistry. Dr. Quinn welcome to the Attainable Podcast.
Thank you, Paul. It’s great to be here. I think this is going to be an interesting conversation.
What is your unique ability as a provider? You know, what do you really do well? You know, I look at you Quinn, and you do so many things well– law school, dental school, executive director. You have a lot of capability and a lot of bandwidth. You’ve got some unique ability related to your ability and your willingness to be an explorer, to be an adventurer in dentistry. And other dentists have unique abilities too. It might be related to implants or cosmetics. So in many ways, choosing a management system is also a question of, what is the dentist’s unique ability. Talk to us a little bit about that.
I think you hit it right on the head there. I think, first of all, you’ve got to understand yourself. What is it that you like and want to do? And that is, I think, you’re unique ability. And so if, once again, if you want to really just do dentistry, and you don’t want to deal with any business or own any assets, you’ve got that option now. A lot of us are in the middle.
That’s like being in the Navy right there.
There it is, exactly. And I love the Navy.
I do too.
Yeah. Or, you know, a lot of dentists now, they’re OK with owning the assets. And then it’s a whole different discussion. So you own the assets and you’re hiring out with one entity to take care of the business side. And then you may go, OK, well I want to join some other groups in here. So maybe you’ve got five dentists that own the assets, but they’re hiring out with one entity. And so that’s another hybrid option.
Well, Quinn, I really enjoyed your comments today. I always appreciate a visionary in dentistry. You’re not only a visionary but you’re also an explorer. And one thing that I’ve really enjoyed about our relationship, is as an explorer, you’ve left us a map. Transforming the Cottage Industry, it’s your book and I thank you for giving it to the profession, Quinn. It’s an absolute marvelous job you’ve done.
Well, thanks, Paul. And once again, I appreciate all help that you’ve done for dentists, for oral health innovation, and for ADSO. The fact that you’re out there spreading the word, we appreciate it.