DSO Acceleration defined
DSO's are altering the landscape of dentistry as the cottage industry is maturing and consolidating, transforming how dentistry is delivered forever.
A business accelerator is built to foster rapid growth of its component companies. It's a man-made perfect storm of mentorship, resources, curriculum, and an innovative community.
The DSO Project is the first and only DSO accelerator. It has been created to serve an exclusive cohort of dental entrepreneurs poised to rapidly build their business into a premium DSO.
Click below to learn how The DSO Project works and if it is the right fit to assist you in reaching your goals.
Jeromy r. Dixson
Dr. Dixson is a DSO maven with incomparable success in personally building a premium DSO. He is a hands-on, award-winning entrepreneur who understands from personal experience exactly what it takes to like to scale and administer a successful DSO.
Click below to learn more about Dr. Dixson's career in the DSO industry, and his proprietary approach to building world-class entrepreneurs and teams.
How the DSO Project works
"The trend toward larger, consolidated multisite practices is expected to continue, driven by changes in the practice patterns of new dentists, a drive for efficiency and increased competition for patients."
Marco Vujicic, Managing VP, ADA Health Policy Resources Center
Are you a dental entrepreneur seeking to create a DSO, but overwhelmed with exactly how to do it?
Do you own several practices with a goal to build a DSO, but have stagnated?
Do you own a successful group practice, but lack the experience and knowledge to transition to a true DSO?
If you are asking yourself any of these questions, The DSO Project exists to solve your problems and get you on the fast track to success.
The DSO Project is the first and only DSO accelerator in the world. If accepted, you gain a world-class DSO entrepreneur as a synergistic partner in your success without having to yield control or significant equity in your business.
Our mission is to accelerate the careers of the most promising entrepreneurs in dentistry by carefully curating small batches of DSO Founders to achieve 10X results in their personal and professional lives.
Our vision is to be the most exclusive and successful tribe of DSO entrepreneurs in the world. We measure our success by achieving 10X growth in the following key performance indicators:
+patient and team member satisfaction
+number of locations
+personal happiness and work-life balance
+achieving liquidity and financial independence
+paying it forward
The DSO Project's unique ecosystem offers you access to an industry network, resources and people who will help you build your business, plus the opportunity to create peer relationships with incredible entrepreneurs in the program going through the same challenges – these are items you simply cannot put a price tag on.
The value you experience as a result of your engagement with The DSO Project will extend far beyond your creation of a premium DSO and achieving your personal financial goals. Our system integrates each cohort of Founders into a "Founders Tribe", catalyzing virtuous cycles of business and leadership growth, personal evolution, and unique peer-to-peer experiences.
Dr. Dixson will personally assist you in all phases of building and scaling your DSO, from cohort commencement to liquidity. At liquidity, you can lean on the priceless resource of Dr. Dixson's vast network of private equity, investment banking, and strategic industry partners to ensure a fair process which will reward your efforts appropriately.
The synergy created from the specialized dynamics inherent in each Founders Tribe, coupled with Dr. Dixson's expertise and personal mentoring, form the foundation upon which your 10X goals are achieved. All of the tools you need are here at The DSO Project to assist you in making your DSO dreams into reality.
Key Actions and Deadlines for Application:
|START THE CONVERSATION WITH DR DIXSON (link below)||NOW|
|APPLY FOR THE 2018 FOUNDER'S COHORT||September 14, 2018|
|DECISION ON COHORT ACCEPTANCE*||October 1, 2018|
|COHORT ACTIVITY BEGINS||November 2018|
*Note to applicants: The engagement with Dr. Dixson will be limited to a total of five Founders/DSO's. Only the highest potential Founders/DSO's will be formally invited to join The DSO Project.
Why engage with The DSO PROJECT and Dr. Dixson?
"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it."
To simply give yourself the best chance of making your DSO dreams a reality.
Engaging with The DSO Project endows you with the priceless opportunity to work one-on-one with an award-winning DSO Founder and CEO who recently built one of the most successful DSO's in the United States.
Dr. Dixson is a three-time INC Magazine 500/5000 awarded entrepreneur, Former CEO Member-Board of Directors of The Association of Dental Support Organizations (The ADSO), Former Member of The ADSO's Membership Committee, the Founder/Former CEO of Smiles Services LLC and Founder/Former President of Smiles Dental Group PC.
He is a visionary, transformational leader, enlightened mentor, and DSO architect who assists driven entrepreneurial dentists in building unified teams, cultures, and world-class organizations.
Dr. Dixson possesses vast experience in all phases of DSO construction, operation and liquidation. He became the managing partner of Smiles Dental in 2008. In 2010 he finalized a buyout of his former partners, assumed the role of President and immediately accomplished a successful re-launch of the organization, setting Smiles Dental on a path to explosive growth. The company proceeded to double its number of locations, triple revenue and quadruple its valuation in the ensuing three years. From 2013 to 2015, Smiles Dental roughly tripled the number of locations, revenue, EBITDA and organizational valuation again.
Under Dr. Dixson's leadership, Smiles Dental was recognized three years in a row (2013-2015) by INC Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States, topping out at #550 in 2013. Additionally in 2013, he completed a successful private equity transaction.
MBA in Healthcare Management, Oregon Health and Science University
DMD, Southern Illinois University
BS in Zoology, Brigham Young University
Y Combinator Startup School
In 2016, Dr. Dixson commenced on a one-year RTW (round the world) sabbatical with his wife and three boys, visiting six continents, over thirty-five countries and making memories which will bond his family forever. If you are interested to learn more about Dr. Dixson, a chronicle of these adventures can be found here:
Start the conversation
"The future belongs to those who endeavor to create it."
Are you energized and ready to begin your journey to create a world-class DSO?
If so, you are invited to reach out to Dr. Dixson and start a conversation to learn whether synergy can be achieved through your engagement with The DSO Project.
In the contact fields below, please provide your name, email, and the following information in the message box below:
-Name and website of your company.
-Personal phone number.
-Company city, state or region.
-Last year's total annual revenue and estimate for 2017.
-Why are you interested in The DSO Project?
-What are your DSO-related goals?
-Expansion plans for the next twelve months (in brief, 2 sentences max)?
Formal applications for the 2018 cohort will be distributed in Summer 2018. The top two most promising entrepreneur dentist candidates whom also have the greatest potential to richly enhance the group experience will be invited to participate. Cohort activity will begin in the November 2018.