As the President and CEO of The Practice Mechanic, Rick Garofolo has contributed to the business of dentistry through proper accounting techniques, recall and follow up system creation, proper treatment plan presentation and more than 20 other systems.

In his newest book “Driving your Dental Business, 16 Business Lessons I Learned Teaching My Daughter to Drive”, Rick shares practice management techniques and methods that he used and still uses to grow dental practices’ bottom lines by an average 80% per year all over the country. Rick’s unique experience comes from a combination of years of successful business ownership with advertising agencies, PR firms, publishing companies, multiple magazines, restaurants, bakeries, a chain of barber shops and commercial and residential real estate investments coupled with his years of experience in the dental industry as a consultant and dental business owner.

Rick’s realistic, informative and inspiring speaking presentations are in demand nationally and internationally at seminars, dental meetings, and conferences. Rick’s presentations concentrate not just on the requirements, but on how they actually tie in to everyday life in dental offices. He has also published hundreds of articles in industry publications nationally.

Working as a practice management and OSHA/HIPAA compliance consultant for dentists, Rick develops site specific plans and business systems for dental offices around the country, including state specific plans. This allows them to concentrate on working ON their business instead of working IN it, creating increased opportunities for profit and allowing dentists and practice owners to sleep well.

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