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StartUp Elite Program

For dentists looking to open a practice from scratch for the first time

Dental school doesn’t teach students business operations. That’s where we come in. We teach dentists and their teams the business side of dentistry. You will learn the systems required to measure and monitor your practice. We’ll introduce you to a team of trusted advisors from many fields you’ll need to interact with. We’ll help negotiate bids, review architectural drawings and real-estate contracts. We’ll make sure your website and marketing are up to industry standards. We will hold your hand for the first year while you build your practice, ensuring you are making the best choices which is crucial when you’re just starting out.


Guidance | Working side by side, we assist you from the inception to the completion of building your practice. Whether it’s creating a business plan or reviewing architectural drawings, we are right there with you every step of the way.

Relationships | You will need to work with a team of trusted dental advisors as you build your dental practice. We have worked side by side with all the professionals we recommend nationwide ensuring you will receive the best possible support.

Observation | During our office visits, we will observe interactions with patients. We will coach you and your team on best practices based on what we observe. This ensures learning how to create successful interactions with real examples.

Measurement | How does your team measure up? How can you help them, and your business thrive? We provide system accountability and performance measurements each month to monitor your team’s progress.

Follow-Up | Once your doors open and the Action Plan we’ve created together is implemented, we will come back to your practice to analyze your progress. In addition, we will follow up with telephone coaching monthly or as needed as until your year comes to a close.

There are many consulting firms you can choose. We take pride in establishing close, productive and specialized relationships with our dentists and dental teams. Thank you for considering us to help you reach your vision.
Here’s the issue: We work hard, we treat our patients with the utmost care, and we can’t seem to get where we need to be financially. Too much debt, not enough new patients. This is where a guiding coach comes into play. “But why can’t I do this by myself?” Look, even great athletes need a coach to get them to the next level. The coach I chose and highly recommend is Gene St. Louis. She definitely got me over the wall and to the next level! After 31 years of private practice I’ve learned a thing or two. One is right coach: right result. Bad coach: bad result. Gene St. Louis IS the RIGHT coach!

Dr. Leonard Miada

Clear Ridge Dental Care

Gene was instrumental in helping me find, evaluate, and purchase my practice directly out of dental school. Her energy and enthusiasm for the profession is unparalleled to anyone I have ever come into contact with. She truly loves what she does and always looks out for her client’s best interests. Gene uses her experience and up to date knowledge to make sure all her clients reach their full potential.

Dr. Ed Hanley

Cambridge Dental

Your practice will only be stronger if Gene is a part of it. She has the great work ethic of the generation before us, the knowledge and expertise of a veteran, the uncanny ability to prepare for the future and the energy of the youth of today! I looked forward to our meetings because they brought me personal and professional peace. She would teach me something I had never done before. Human principles that Gene brought to our practice led us to new and incredible heights, reaching production and collection levels I’ve only dreamed of. I also became a better leader and manager.

Dr. James D Rohan

Chicago Style Smiles