Your Practice Reimagined

Cultivate a strategic mindset, stand out from the competition, fulfill your personal vision, and create financial security.










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Gain Perspective

We give you an expert perspective and a comprehensive evaluation that helps you see your dental practice with fresh eyes. It’s never too soon or too late to reimagine your practice.

Design a Plan

We create strategies that align with your core values and business goals to grow your practice, build economic security, foster a positive work environment, and improve your quality of life.

Achieve Results

We provide you with the support and tools you need to implement and execute each step of your strategic plan. We are your partner in your journey to overall success. Set up your free consultation today.

Meet Your Dental Consultants

 Leon Hermanides, CDT

Leon is the founder of Protea Dental Studio in Seattle, a specialized service dental laboratory that provides fixed prosthetics and comprehensive restorative dental solutions. He is also a Clinical Instructor and Scientific Advisor at the world-renowned Kois Center, which trains dentists in the most advanced levels of dentistry. Leon lectures throughout the US and internationally on business management, implant restoration, esthetics, and various restorative treatments. Leon also leads a recurring Study Club and has served on many local, state, and national boards and associations, including serving as President of the Board of Directors of the Washington State Dental Laboratory Association. More about Leon

Ric Shepherd, DDS

In 1975, Ric built a new dental practice from scratch in the Pacific NW and successfully grew the practice over four decades. As one of the original Clinical Instructors at the world-renowned continuing education Kois Center in Seattle, Ric has been inspiring other dentists to achieve excellence for over twenty years. In 2015, he retired as a dentist and sold his practice in order to focus full-time on consulting. As a dental consultant, Ric has built a happy clientele that have seen their personal and financial visions fulfilled. Ric has also been a soccer coach for the Olympic Development Program and led four teams to state finals (winning twice). He applies his inspiring coaching mindset to dental consulting.  More about Ric

Expertise Across All Disciplines

Leadership Principles

Cultivate a strategic mindset

Inspire your team

Generate far-reaching results

Create financial security

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Develop a long-term plan

Implement checks and balances

Build up your practice

Fulfill your personal vision

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Business Strategies

Develop a long-term plan

Implement checks and balances

Build up your practice

Fulfill your personal vision

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Branding & Marketing

Stand out from the competition

Craft your own story

Showcase your excellence

Expand your marketing reach

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Evaluate your options

Implement new technology

Foster a knowledgeable team

Maximize your ROI

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Find your ideal job

Buy your own practice

Bring on an associate

Create a solid retirement

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Your goals prioritized

Your concerns addressed

Your ideas explored

Our services personalized to YOU

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Priceless Insight and Experience


I have had the pleasure of working with Ric and Leon for several years. Both are very knowledgeable, easy to work with, and have integrity, which has benefitted my practice tremendously. I would highly recommend them!

-Christopher M. Huff, DMD

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