Multi-Unit Dental Owner Seeks Structure and More Dental Practices
Name: Dr. Laney Schuman, DMD
Time as a Tralongo Alliance Partner: Three months
Dr. Laney Schuman, DMD is a family dentist practicing in the Midwest. She has been providing exceptional dental care since earning her doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in 1994.
Dr. Schuman owns two private practices one in Granite City, Illinois since 1995 and Highland, Illinois for the past 10 years. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Illinois State Dental Society. Dr. Schuman is a big believer in continuing education and she enjoys staying up to date on the best dental techniques and technologies available.
- How did you become involved with Tralongo and what are your goals?
I became interested in Tralongo when I realized I was ready to take proactive steps in growing my already established dental practices. I quickly noticed that I needed help with organization and was seeking a stronger structural system. So I started my online research on dental practice management and after discovering Tralongo and hearing what they could do for my practice, I knew I would benefit from the new partnership. With Tralongo’s guidance, I plan to acquire a total of ten dental practices.
- What has Tralongo done to help you reach those expectations?
While our partnership is only in its beginning stages, the process of bringing in Tralongo’s systems into my practice’s day-to-day operations was a simple and smooth transition. They have taken over a lot of my accounting responsibilities and that has lifted a lot of weight off of my shoulders. Bringing Tralongo on has also created an easy to follow and more organized way of doing business across both my practices.
- What would you tell dentists who are hesitant to take that next step?
I would let them know that they have to be serious about the commitment to making changes to prior tactics and structure. While bringing in the Tralongo systems was easy to do, nothing happens overnight. It takes time to get the staff working through the new structured methods and adjust. However, as long as they’re willing to follow the thorough guidelines provided by Tralongo, they will start to see the benefits of doing so.
About Tralongo, LLC
Tralongo is comprised of a team of dental, marketing, financial and business professionals. The firm partners with entrepreneurial dentists who are looking to grow their businesses by acquiring and operating multiple practices—taking professionals out of the chair and into management and ownership. Tralongo operates via a five-step process that trains partners, helps them find the right dental practices to acquire, assists in obtaining the appropriate financing, works with them during the transition from old to new ownership and helps maintain operational support throughout to maximize profits.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Tralongo, LLC is a firm that partners with dentists throughout the United States to help them expand their practices through the acquisition of existing dental offices. With more than 90 years of combined experience in dental management, as well as dental transitions and acquisitions, the Tralongo team assists clients by finding the practices that meet their criteria, performing the due diligence, obtaining the appropriate financing and, ultimately, acquiring the office. The firm also provides clients with behind-the-scenes management support, including finance, human resources, marketing and ongoing education. For more information on Tralongo LLC, call 678-288-4712 or visit tralongo.net.