Growing A Dental Practice

A Dental podcast for new & aspiring practice owners.
Discover what it takes to start, run, and grow a dental practice. Follow the journeys of two principal dentists. Learn from dental experts and successful owners.

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About This Dental Podcast

Growing A Dental Practice is one of the best dental podcasts for practice owners.  Follow along as we document the stories of two ambitious Dentists, Dr. Lewis Butler and Dr. Sahil Thakkar, on their journeys as new practice owners.

Listeners gain unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the inner workings of two growing dental practices. Experience the ups and downs, wins and challenges of scaling a dental business from a business and marketing perspective.

Along the way, host Mike Hennan, Co-Founder of dental practice growth consultancy, PatientBoost, and his co-hosts, Lewis & Sahil, will be joined by special guests including renowned dental marketers & business consultants, successful practice owners, inspiring associates, standout suppliers, and many more.

We’re on a mission to give new principals and aspiring practice owners the tools, knowledge, support, and confidence to build the dental business of their dreams.

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Meet The Host

Mike Hennan Mike is the Co-Founder of PatientBoost – the dental practice growth consultancy helping busy practice owners make more money from higher quality patients while spending less time at work. Mike loves dentistry as much as you can without being a dental professional. When he’s not recording podcast episodes, he’s working with dental practices to implement business & marketing strategies to attract better patients, streamline internal processes, and increase profit, chairing the Dental Business Alliance (DBA), or running marathons.
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About The Co-Hosts

Dr Lewis Butler

Dr. Lewis Butler

Lewis graduated from the Leeds Dental Institute in 2016. He has a special interest in Endodontics and has completed a Masters in Endodontics from the University of Chester. Lewis is a member of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

During 2020, Lewis joined his family dental practice, Advance Dental Care, which is located in Sandal just outside Wakefield. The practice is fully private and was started by Lewis’ grandfather over 65 years ago. Since he joined the practice, he has relentlessly driven it forward.


Dr Sahil Takkar

Dr. Sahil Thakkar

Dr Sahil Thakkar graduated from King’s College London in 2015. Sahil is a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasgow). He’s currently working towards a postgraduate diploma in Orthodontics.

In 2021, after a lot of planning and preparation, Sahil launched his first practice, Dickens Yard Dental. DYD is a private squat practice located in the heart of Ealing, London. As the Principal, he wants to change the perception of dental care and deliver an exceptional patient experience.

Have a story to share?

If you’d like to share your knowledge and experience of growing a dental practice, the we’d love to get you on the podcast as a guest!

We’re especially interested in speaking with established practice owners, dental marketers, business consultants, and associate dentists who want to own their own practice one day.

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