Meet the team who has opened over 3,000 dental practices

Meet the team who has opened over 3,000 dental practices

We Are Transforming the Way Associate Dentists
Open Profitable Practices

Not only does Ideal Practices help open more startups than *anyone* in dentistry, every single startup is 100% customized and unique because you, the vision you have for your future and how you want to practice dentistry is unique. And just like you, the Ideal Practice's vision, methodology and team are all unique too.

No cookie cutter business plans here. No templates to download. True guidance, processes and strategic planning.

We are a complete (and growing) team of 17 dental experts who specialize in one specific thing: dental startups. Our elite team of Dental Startup Consultants have opened over 3,000 successful dental practices across the country.

Meet Your Team

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Jayme Amos is the Founder of Ideal Practices. Prior to founding Ideal Practices, Jayme previously worked in real estate and owned his own company. Jayme has always been driven by the entrepreneurial spirit and loves bringing a client's dream and vision to life.
Years in Dentistry: 18 Years
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Stephen is the CEO of Ideal Practices. Startups have been a passion for Stephen since college. He helps lay out the overall strategy for the client and works to understand the vision of the client. Then, he helps lead the team of consultants and advisors to deliver that strategy to the clients. . His first job was with a startup. He has also worked on the lending side focusing on dental practices.
Years in Dentistry:  17 Years
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Carol works in credentialing to help guide clients through the insurance credentialing process. She helps clients understand which insurers are right for their practice and teaches clients about the billing process. Carol enjoys helping clients live their dream.
Years in Dentistry:  4 Years
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Carolyn is the Operations Manager. She works behind the scenes making sure everything goes smoothly from loan closings to overall processes. Carolyn enjoys working with the clients and team because they care about more than just opening the doors, they want to build a culture and a community.
Years in Dentistry:  17 Years

Meet our Team

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Jayme Amos is the Founder of Ideal Practices. Prior to founding Ideal Practices, Jayme previously worked in real estate and owned his own company. Jayme has always been driven by the entrepreneurial spirit and loves bringing a client's dream and vision to life.
Years in Dental: 18 Years
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Stephen is the President of Ideal Practices. Startups have been a passion for Stephen since college. He helps lay out the overall strategy for the client and works to understand the vision of the client. Then, he helps lead the team of consultants and advisors to deliver that strategy to the clients. . His first job was with a startup. He has also worked on the lending side focusing on dental practices.
Years in Dental: 17 Years
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Carolyn is the Operations Manager.She works behind the scenes making sure everything goes smoothly from loan closings to overall processes. Carolyn enjoys working the clients and team because they care about more than just opening the doors, they want to build a culture and a community
Years in Dental: 17 Years
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Steve has worked in the dental industry for 30 years. He guides clients through the equipment, technology and construction phases of their startup. There are a lot of hurdles in these phases and Steve's expertise helps clients stay on budget and purchase the right equipment and services at the right prices. Steve vets contractors and vendors and makes sure clients aren't over purchasing equipment and services. Steve enjoys helping clients avoid headaches and save money.
Years in Dentistry: 30 Years
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Kyle guides clients through the financing process of their dental startup. Having worked in dental finance for over 10 years, Kyle knows what lenders are looking for in applications, savings, and business plans. Kyle is one of the first team members to meet with clients as he helps them find financing with the right terms for them.
Years in Dentistry:  10 Years
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Jen helps dentists overcome their fears about taking that actual first step, and start the process towards their startup practice ownership. Jen speaks to each prospective client to learn about their vision and help them begin the startup practice process. Jen feeds off the excitement that she gets when a dentist finally is confident enough to pull that rear-view mirror off, and go full steam ahead.
Years in Dentistry: 11 Years
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Kyle guides clients through the financing process of their dental startup. Having worked in dental finance for over 10 years, Kyle knows what lenders are looking for in applications, savings, and business plans. Kyle is one of the first team members to meet with clients as he helps them find financing with the right terms for them.
Years in Dental: 10 Years
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Jen helps dentists overcome their fears about taking that actual first step, and start the process towards their startup practice ownership. Jen speaks to each prospective client to learn about their vision and help them begin the startup practice process. Jen feeds off the excitement that she gets when a dentist finally is confident enough to pull that rear-view mirror off, and go full steam ahead.
Years in Dental: 11 Years
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Jesse guides our clients through the financing portion of their dental startups. With years of experience in the dental financing industry, Jesse is passionate about helping clients start their own practice. He takes pride in understanding what banks are looking for and helping to choose the best option for our clients and their start-up practice. Jesse is most excited to help clients realize their dreams of owning their own practice. It is truly a life-changing event, and he is happy to be a part of it!
Years in Dental: 4 Years
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Over the years Deana has discovered a soft spot and love for doctors in the start-up process. Her passions grew into a big drive to work alongside doctors in the big life changing adventure to set them up on a positive, proactive foundation that propels them into stratospheric success. Deana works with clients to develop the business side of their practice: hiring, financial policies, management, and preparing for opening day. With 30 years in the dental industry Deana knows what it takes to launch a successful dental startup practice. 
Years in Dental: 30 Years

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Don’t do it alone. Our dental experts have not only developed but proven thousands of times that not only is it possible to open a practice amidst those fears… it can also be profitable.
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The queen of acquisition experience, Liz understands what it takes to run a successful paractice. Liz helps with the creation of the business systems and policies, protocols for the startup. Everything from hiring to financials policies and protocols will be in a client's practice is touched upon in the Startup MBA program. She enjoys helping clients fulfill incredible dreams of what they want to be and what they want to offer to their communities and to their families. 
Years in Dental: 10 Years
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Stacey works with clients to develop the business side of their practice: hiring, financial policies, management, and preparing for opening day. With almost 30 years in the dental industry Stacey knows what it takes to launch a successful dental startup practice. Stacey's favorite part is the dress rehearsal - watching clients realize the final product and that their dream is coming true is very rewarding.
Years in Dental: 29 Years

Liz Mulderig, Startup MBA Advisor
Startup MBA

The queen of acquisition experiences, Liz understands what it takes to run a successful practice. Liz helps with the creation of the business systems, policies and protocols for the startup. Everything from hiring to financials policies and protocols will be in a client's practice is touched upon in the Startup MBA program. She enjoys helping clients fulfill incredible dreams of what they want to be and what they want to offer to their communities and to their families. 
Years in Dentistry:  10 Years

Stacey Peters, Director of The Startup MBA
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Stacey works with clients to develop the business side of their practice: hiring, financial policies, management, and preparing for opening day. With almost 30 years in the dental industry Stacey knows what it takes to launch a successful dental startup practice. Stacey's favorite part is the dress rehearsal - watching clients realize the final product and that their dream is coming true is very rewarding.
Years in Dentistry:  29 Years
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Jesse guides our clients through the financing portion of their dental startups. With years of experience in the dental financing industry, Jesse is passionate about helping clients start their own practice. He takes pride in understanding what banks are looking for and helping to choose the best option for our clients and their start-up practice. Jesse is most excited to help clients realize their dreams of owning their own practice. It is truly a life-changing event, and he is happy to be a part of it!
Years in Dentistry:  4 Years
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Over the years Deana has discovered a soft spot and love for doctors in the start-up process. Her passions grew into a big drive to work alongside doctors in the big life changing adventure to set them up on a positive, proactive foundation that propels them into stratospheric success. Deana works with clients to develop the business side of their practice: hiring, financial policies, management, and preparing for opening day. With 30 years in the dental industry, Deana knows what it takes to launch a successful dental startup practice. 
Years in Dentistry:  30 Years
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Jodi is a member of the Startup MBA team and helps clients build out their business systems and get ready for opening day. Jodi has worked in the dental industry for over 25 years - from chair side to the office to the supplier side Jodi has the experience to guide clients through the launch of a successful dental startup.
Years in Dental: 25 Years
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Mike focuses on the demographics and real estate portion of the startup journey. Mike has over 10 years of experience in negotiating leases and real estate purchases. Mike takes pride in being able to take a 30,000 foot view of the transaction itself,of the situation and being able to find the right path for each client.
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Before joining Ideal Practices, Brian sold and serviced dental equipment for many years. Now he guides clients through the equipment, construction, and IT phase of their project. His goal is to make sure clients get what they need at the right price and from reputable vendors. He is able to help clients overcome hurdles and stay on budget. He enjoys meeting clients, understanding their vision and needs and then making it come to life.
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Jodi is a member of the Startup MBA team and helps clients build out their business systems and get ready for opening day. Jodi has worked in the dental industry for over 25 years - from chair side to the office to the supplier side Jodi has the experience to guide clients through the launch of a successful dental startup.
Years in Dentistry: 25 Years
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Mike focuses on the demographics and real estate portion of the startup journey. Mike has over 10 years of experience in negotiating leases and real estate purchases. Mike takes pride in being able to take a 30,000 foot view of the transaction itself, of the situation and being able to find the right path for each client.
Years in Dentistry: 10 Years
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Dr. Bryan Packard was once an Ideal Practices client. His journey to startup practice ownership was so rewarding he wanted to join the team. Today he runs a successful startup practice and leads clients through their first year of startup ownership. He guides a cohort through Mastery Elite, helping them overcome first year hurdles, track progress and celebrate sucesses.
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John is known as the Picasso of Dental Floor Plans. Over the past 40 years he has created thousands of dental office floor plans, all unique. No two offices are the same. He works with each client to assess their needs and vision. He makes sure there is room to grow and profit in the space. John enjoys getting to know each client and taking those learnings and creating the perfect space for each startup dental practice.
Years in Dentistry:  41 Years
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Dr. Ben Friberg was once a client of Ideal Practices. He helps clients develop a marketing plan that anchors new practices in the community as a positive influence. Through this proven process, Ideal Practices clients learn how to open their doors with 100 new patients. Dr. Ben enjoys watching colleagues live out their dreams just as he is as a dental practice owner.
Years in Dentistry: 10 Years
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John is known as the Picasso of Dental Floor Plans. Over the past 40 years he has created thousands of dental office floor plans, all unique. No two offices are the same. He works with each client to assess their needs and vision. He makes sure there is room to grow and profit in the space. John enjoys getting to know each client and taking those learnings and creating the perfect space for each startup dental practice.
Years in Dental: 41 Years
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"Dr. Ben Friberg was once a client of Ideal Practices. He launched a successful startup dental practice and enjoyed working with Ideal Practices so much he wanted to join the team. He helps clients work through agency issues, ground marketing and then partnering with a local nonprofit so that they can be anchored in the community as a positive influence. Dr. Ben enjoys watching colleagues live out their dreams just as he is as a startup dental practice owner."

Ideal Practices clients sleep easier knowing
they’ve got the best dental startup team by their side. 

Our customized 13-Stage Process, which guides you through every step of opening your startup on a set and paced timeline, is proven nationwide.

Each stage is strategically planned and customized for your future practice, and each team member has been strategically hand-picked and trained to guide you through those steps.

Someone who’s helped thousands of dentists secure financing for their startup? Done.

The Picasso of floor plan designs who has crafted over 4,000 dental floor plans? Done.

Marketing training that teaches you how to open your practice doors with patients on the schedule? Done.

Dental insurance geniuses who can get you credentialed so you get paid? You get 2.

Vision building, demographics and site selection, construction bidding, equipment negotiating, hiring, process planning, day 1 marketing, .... this team's got it all.

At Ideal Practices, the only thing we can’t do for you is fix a crown. We’ll leave that to you.

Our team is an extension of yours… ready to get started?
Get in touch with us by phone : (567) 280-0066
or send us an Email: Jen@HowToOpenADentalOffice.com
Get in touch with us by phone : (567) 280-0066
or send us an Email: Jen@HowToOpenADentalOffice.com
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© 2022 Ideal Practices LLC. All rights reserved.