Practice Transitions with Dr. Mateo Vidales


Dr. Mateo Vidales of Shimmering Dental has experience as a recent graduate purchasing not one, but two dental practices. He has grown the practices exponentially since the purchase.

In this episode, Grace Rizza and Dr. Vidales discuss:

  • The advantage of purchasing an existing practice vs. a startup
  • The challenges you can face when purchasing an existing practice
  • How a seller can prepare their practice for an easy transition
  • How to determine if it’s the right time to purchase a practice

Meet Dr. Mateo Vidales:

Dr. Mateo Vidales, DMD was born in Bogotá, Colombia. In the late 90s, he and his family came to the United States and made a life in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Vidales attended and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in microbiology and cell science.

He then attended Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, where he graduated with his degree in dental medicine.

Dr. Vidales believes in treating the whole mouth, as oral health is connected to heart health and overall well-being. When he is not in the office, Dr. Vidales enjoys spending time with his family and goldendoodle dog, Odie.

Meet Grace Rizza:

Grace Rizza is the CEO and founder of Identity Dental Marketing, which serves practices nationwide with ethical, effective marketing solutions. Today the company has helped to propel over 1,500 businesses to new levels of success.

In her tenure as a business owner, Grace has authored countless industry-specific articles, podcasts, and blogs. She has spoken at dozens of dental meetings, including the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting and the Greater New York Dental Meeting.

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