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.
Yeah. So what do you know about Stratus, and where do you see it fitting in?
I think Stratus is going to be one of those companies that is going to grow very rapidly. Once it’s out there that dentists realize that it’s like, hey, I’m the kind of person that I want to own my own asset. OK. But by golly, I just want to do the dentistry. I need some business help. And the environment we’re in now, most dentists are saying that. I need help in the business side. And so I see Stratus as growing rapidly. It’s in big demand right now.
Right. And you know, one thing about Stratus, it’s certainly about allowing dentists to own the assets. It’s certainly about allowing dentists to manage the doctor-patient relationships well. But also, Stratus is a community of dentists. It connects its clients through the internet and through meetings. Tell us what you know about that.
Well, we get back to that idea that studies show, a lot of dentists now, especially young ones, they don’t want to be isolated. They want that collaborative environment. And I think technology is helping them, but they’ll never go back to being that isolated dentist out there without communicating to the outside world. It’s a lonely place. And so that collaborative environment is very desirable right now. And I think it’s necessary.
And the fact that you can share– once again, you can share what’s working and what’s not working, and not feel so isolated. You know, there’s been a lot of talk, over many, many years, of dentists being isolated and the psychological issues that that causes. And so I think they’re on the right track. This collaboration is so important now. And the millennials are demanding it.
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.