Top 4 Challenges in Building a Group Practice

CE Course #2

Zoom Event


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About this event

Join CareStack, Darby, and Polaris Healthcare Partners for our second webinar in the series! 

Free CE Credit

AGD Code: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations



Building a group practice isn’t the right endeavor for everyone, but for those who are considering it, there are some fundamental things you want to avoid and other fundamental things you need to prepare for.  We’ll lay out the “Top 4” we see most often in hopes of helping you decide if a group practice is in your future.


Learning Objective

  1. How to ensure you don’t take a personal income hit as your primary role changes in your growing business

  2. How to reconcile the differences between EBITDA, Income and Free Cash Flow in acquisitions

  3. The fundamentals of attracting and retaining associates to minimize turnover

  4. The correct way to approach your banking relationship for growth and scale



Perrin DesPortes is one of the Co-Founders of Polaris Healthcare Partners. He is a Washington and Lee University graduate and earned his MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Perrin has over 25 years of experience in the business side of dentistry, having run three different business units for Patterson Dental Supply over a 15-year career. Perrin is happily married and has an 8 year-old daughter at home. In his spare time, he is an avid cyclist and tennis player; enjoys cooking and reading; and loves good red wine and strong coffee.