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Barry's Footsteps

I consider myself a very typical dentist. For more than 40 years, I have tried to do the best for my patients while being a good husband, father and citizen. At times, this was much easier said than done, and I have learned a lot along the way.

Somewhat by accident, I had the good fortune of building amazing relationships with true leaders like L.D. Pankey and Peter Dawson. They taught be a lot about dentistry but more about life. And, they helped me realize something very important.

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Why Leadership?

On average, a person will invest eight years and more than a million dollars to achieve their dream of owning a dental practice. As a result, these dedicated folks are expected to be exceptional clinicians, astute business people and loving family members – all at the same time.

This may seem like a lot, but it is not enough. Leadership is actually the most important determinant of success for dentists. In fact, becoming a leader is critical to success in your practice, at home and throughout the community. And, it will definitely enable you to earn a positive return on that significant investment.

World Class Partners

One of the benefits of being around for a long time is you get to know a lot of people. And, I have been fortunate that many of these people grew into leadership roles across dentistry. Based on these relationships and a shared belief in the importance of developing leaders, the Academy of Dental Leadership works closely with many of the finest institutions in our profession. From dental schools to study clubs to learning institutes, our goal is to partner with the best and to add value to the amazing things they are already doing. Please take a minute to learn more about how we are helping transform great dentists into amazing leaders.

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What Others Are Saying

~ Chris Devlin DDS

“Dr Polansky has developed the tools to make a practice prosper in a tough economy. Without this process I would be working for insurance companies instead of my patients.”

~ Chris Devlin DDS

“Dr Polansky has developed the tools to make a practice prosper in a tough economy. Without this process I would be working for insurance companies instead of my patients.”

~ Chris Devlin DDS

“Dr Polansky has developed the tools to make a practice prosper in a tough economy. Without this process I would be working for insurance companies instead of my patients.”


Where the Rubber Hits The Road

The challenge with learning is not gaining knowledge. That is easy. Implementation is the tough part. Accordingly, we focus on working with others and leveraging existing relationships. We welcome do-it-yourselfers who can successfully implement new ideas into their practice. At the same time, we realize the power of consultants, educators and study club leaders who guide others and change lives in the process. In addition, we know some people may just not know where to start. Whatever the case, it is all about the journey. And, you cannot finish until you start.

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