Dr. Richard Low

Dr. Richard Low is the CEO and founder of the Shared Practices Podcast and a co-founder of Shared Practices Group.  Dr. Low earned his dental degree from Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine in 2015. During his six-year service in the US Army following dental school, Dr. Low started the Shared Practices Podcast as a roadmap for dentists to find and grow the right dental practice for them.   

Shared Practices has helped thousands of dentists not only to start their journey into practice ownership but also to know how to predictably grow a practice from a small office into a profitable multi-doctor practice.  In August 2023 Dr. George Hariri, Dr. Low’s original partner, released the book “Dental Moneyball: How to Use a Data-Driven Approach to Grow Your Dental Practice” that outlines the strategies and blueprints of practice growth from over 7 years of coaching, teaching and implementing these practices.   

In 2021 Dr. Low merged his practice with five other dentists to form Shared Practices Group, which is the fastest growing denture and implant group in the nation with over 20 locations added in 2023.  Shared Practices Group continues to pioneer their mission to make full arch dentistry accessible nationwide to more patients than ever before.   

In his freetime Dr. Low loves spending time with his wife and three daughters, listening to podcasts, running and playing overly-complicated board games. 

Innovator Insights

  • Embrace Authenticity in Leadership: Dr. Richard Low’s success in dentistry and entrepreneurship stems from his authenticity. He shares his journey openly, demonstrating the power of vulnerability and authenticity in leadership. Dentists and aspiring entrepreneurs should strive to lead with transparency and honesty, which can foster trust and meaningful connections with their teams and peers. 
  • Leverage Data-Driven Decision-Making: Metrics and data are invaluable tools in dentistry and business. Dentists looking to acquire practices or scale their existing ones should prioritize data-driven decision-making. By using metrics to identify bottlenecks and opportunities, they can make informed choices that lead to sustainable growth. 
  • Cultivate a Growth Mindset: Entrepreneurship in dentistry requires a willingness to embrace change and navigate discomfort. Dentists should adopt a growth mindset, viewing challenges as opportunities for learning and improvement. This mindset empowers them to take calculated risks and pursue innovative strategies that can lead to substantial growth. 
  • Seek Strategic Partnerships: Building a successful practice or business often involves forming strategic partnerships. Dentists should actively seek out individuals who share their vision and values. These partnerships can lead to synergies, allowing for the collective pursuit of ambitious goals and the creation of innovative solutions. 
  • Value Continuous Learning and Education: Dr. Richard Low’s journey underscores the importance of lifelong learning. Dentists should invest in their education and professional development, seeking out resources like podcasts, courses, and mentorship programs. By staying informed about industry trends and best practices, they can position themselves for success in a rapidly evolving field. 

These actionable insights offer practical guidance for dentists and entrepreneurs looking to thrive in the dental industry. By embracing authenticity, leveraging data, maintaining a growth mindset, forming strategic partnerships, and prioritizing continuous learning, individuals can chart a course toward success and make a meaningful impact in dentistry. 

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