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Meet Justin

I’m Dr. Justin Short the founder and creator of The Lifestyle Practice. I want to show you how I can help you be more profitable, work fewer hours, and truly enjoy your life more!

I’ve gone from working 20 days a month to 9 days a month, while more than doubling production. I now have a dental practice that gives me the financial resources and time to do WHAT I want, with WHO I want. (Mostly my family)

My passion now is helping other dentists do the same thing in their own practice. It can be hard work! However, if you have someone who has been there, showing you step-by-step what to focus on (and what not to), it makes the process MUCH easier! Read More…

Meet Derek

By creating my own ‘lifestyle practice’ I found a way to strike a balance between my ideal way of life and working towards financial independence. The effort I put into crafting a well-oiled machine enabled me to step away from clinical dentistry at the age of 35.

I have been working with other dentists as a coach with The Lifestyle Practice since 2018. Professionally, there’s nothing I enjoy more than seeing the growth and satisfaction that other dentists experience when they are able to work less, increase their profitability, and get closer to their dreams.
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Meet Steve

Three years ago I came out of dental school with 400k in student loans facing what appeared to be a saturated market with miserable insurance reimbursements. Many people warned that the best time to be a dentist was long past and that not much could be done about these problems.

Sound familiar? Have you been in those shoes?

I took a route unconventional to most- I purchased a practice right out of school and focused on business leadership, communication, and clinical performance, I was able to double the previous practice production and paid off all my student loans in a year. It wasn’t easy- in fact, it took tremendous work, stress, and risk, and I sure made some huge mistakes. But despite the saturated and insurance-driven market, we thrived. Read More…

Meet Matt

A week after I graduated from dental school, I signed the lease for my startup dental practice after years of dreaming, planning, and setting my sights on ownership. It was not a popular path, but I knew it was the right one for me.

With $450,000 in student loans, a $350,000 practice loan, and zero patients, there was no other choice but to work HARD – day by day, brick by brick – to build our practice from the ground up. Fast forward to today: We have flourished, and that “crazy” decision years ago doesn’t seem so crazy anymore.

Hiring a coach of my own during my growth was the best decision I ever made. Now I continue to practice while coaching dentists like YOU how to accomplish your specific goals through practice ownership. Read Here…

How We Help Improve Doctor's Lives

The Lifestyle Practice Academy is an online course that will take you step by step through a process to become more successful. The Lifestyle Practice Course is an online course that you will take by yourself in the comfort of your own home, or with your staff in the comfort of your own office.

The course is loaded with comprehensive, step-by-step advice to help you take your practice to the next level. You will be able to immediately begin transforming your practice into a profit machine that gives you the freedom to enjoy the life you want and deserve. These are the same processes I have used, tweaked, and perfected to build my practice where I work 9-11 days a month, and produce over 1.5MM a year with a small team. I hold nothing back, and I know it will help you build your dream practice. Read More…

Recent Publications

Free Whitepaper Download!

Learn the secrets of dentistry’s top performers. Get my FREE guide: 5 Habits of Successful Lifestyle Practice Owners.

Included in the guide:

  • The fatally overlooked question: What do I really want?
  • How successful practice owners deal with failure
  • The Principle of Influence: Are leaders born or made?
  • Why top performers work less.
  • The ONE Thing I Tell My Team at EVERY MEETING!

5 simple habits can transform the way you practice dentistry!

Featured Posts

Dentist Metrics Podcast

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Are You Ignoring Your Frogs?

I’ve always tried for 100% case acceptance.  I mean why not?   Go big, or go…

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Got Cancellations?

I think hate is a pretty strong word.  In fact, there aren't many things I…

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