SUCCESS PROFILE | Superior Service Leads to 20 Years of Success with The Dentist’s Choice

Name: Dave Pearson           

Dentist’s Choice Franchisee Since: April 1997

Service Area: Southern and Central Idaho

Dave Pearson worked as a mechanical engineer for 30 years before becoming a Dentist’s Choice franchisee. He decided to leave his job and open up his own business because he was tired of the long hours and corporate life. He also wanted the autonomy that goes along with being a business owner. Dave looked into different franchise opportunities and was drawn to The Dentist’s Choice.  Read More >>

LIVIN’ THE LIFE | Franchisee Finds More Time to Give Back to His Community

Name: Bo Smith

Launched Their Dentist’s Choice Franchise: August 2011

Service Area: Fort Worth, Texas

Bo Smith worked for AT&T doing repairs and installations, but the corporate environment was changing. It was no longer providing him the balance he once enjoyed. Bo was good at repairs, but always also loved working with customers. He decided to leave his job and began searching for new business ventures. The Dentist’s Choice provided Bo the best of both worlds, allowing him to continue using his repair skills while also getting facetime with his customers. He has owned and operated his franchise for six and a half years and hasn’t looked back.   Read More >>

LIVIN’ THE LIFE PROFILE | Work-Life Balance is Easily Achieved with The Dentist’s Choice

Name: Teri & Ron Bogden

Franchisee Since: 2002 

Service Area: Utah

Teri and Ron Bogden purchased an existing Dentist’s Choice franchise in 2002 to gain a new, steady income stream that would also allow the flexibility to maintain their full-time jobs in dentistry and mining. As their priorities changed, so did the hours they put into their Dentist’s Choice franchise.   Read More >>

SUCCESS PROFILE | Developing Relationships Is the Key to Success

Name: Don Billings

Franchisee Since: 1999

Service Area: San Francisco Bay Area

Don spent 25 years in warehousing, which included taking receipt of products, shipping and management. But the hours were long – a typical week for Don was 3 p.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. The hours made raising a family challenging, so he began looking at getting into another line of work. He learned about The Dentist’s Choice while reading Entrepreneur magazine, and called Steve Everhart, president of the company.


SUCCESS PROFILE | The Dentist’s Choice: An Ideal Family Business

Name: Teri & Ron Bogden

Franchisee Since: 2002

Service Area: Utah

With nearly three decades in dentistry, Teri Bogden saw first-hand how the laws surrounding sterilization changed how dental practices operated in the 1980s. “Handpieces used to last forever, but we started sterilizing them several times a day and quickly saw them deteriorating faster,” she said. “We were constantly ordering new turbines and repairing them ourselves, or buying new handpieces altogether.”


SUCCESS PROFILE | Steady Flow of Business Keeps This Franchisee Couple Motivated

Name: Patty and Cory Fisher

Franchisee Since: 2006

Service Area: Half of Colorado

With a desire to spend more time with family and to gain more control over their destiny, Patty Fisher and her husband Cory set out to own a business. Patty sold insurance and maintained regular business hours, but Cory was working 12-hour shifts as a tool and die maker. They discovered an opportunity to become small-business owners when they learned a Dentist’s Choice was for sale about 35 miles from their home on Golden, Colorado.


SUCCESS PROFILE | The Dentist’s Choice Gave This Franchisee the Flexibility to Pursues His Passions

Name: Monte Bruner

Franchisee Since: March 2011

Service Area: North Metro Atlanta

In his mid-50s, Monte Bruner found himself jobless when his employer went out of business in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. A surveyor and civil engineer by trade, Bruner knew it would be challenging to find another job and began exploring options. He worked with a franchise broker to narrow down a list of hundreds of franchise opportunities to a few service-oriented businesses. One was The Dentist’s Choice.


SUCCESS PROFILE | Husband and Wife Team Find Their Passion Working Together

Name: Charlotte and Mike Young

Launched Their Dentist’s Choice Franchise: September 1999

Service Area: Alabama and Georgia (all territories)

Before becoming franchisees for The Dentist’s Choice, Mike worked for a trucking company and Charlotte worked in catering in California. But after many years, they decided it was time to make a lifestyle change. The Youngs wanted to build their own business and work for themselves. They researched different franchise opportunities and found The Dentist’s Choice to be a good fit.


SUCCESS PROFILE | Reaching New Heights with The Dentist’s Choice

Name: Harvey Fox

Launched His Dentist’s Choice Franchise: March 2010

Service Area: South Central Pennsylvania

Harvey Fox was a corporate pilot before he decided to open up his own business. He had no previous experience in the dental industry, but was always mechanically-inclined. The Dentist’s Choice was a good fit. He enjoys the hands-on work necessary to repair handpieces and the flexible schedule provided by owning his own business.


SUCCESS PROFILE | Persistence Pays Off for this Southwest Florida Franchisee

Name: John Grodzki

Franchisee Since: October 2011

Service Area: Florida Southwest

Prior to becoming a franchisee of The Dentist’s Choice, John Grodzki had worked in the biomedical engineering industry for ten years before he and his family moved to Southwest Florida. Once there, John was investing in real estate and earning his living through his rental properties. Like many American’s, when the market crashed in 2008, John found that his real estate holdings were simply not paying the bills. As he waited for the market to turn around, he needed a way to generate income and began looking into franchise opportunities.