Dr. Scott Leune
Founder, Breakaway SeminarsCo-Founder, Dental Whale
Shortly after graduating in 2005, Dr. Scott Leune built one of the fastest- growing startup practices in the country with over 350 new patients per month. However, a serious back injury left him in and out of a wheelchair for nearly twelve years and quickly forced him to get out of the operatory and focus on the business of dentistry. After growing his startup to 3 locations with 10 associates and 700 new patients per month in 4 years, Dr. Leune sold his group in a lucrative transaction. The experiences gained in this initial phase of his career became the foundation for Breakaway Seminars after innovative practice design, marketing, practice management, and group practice operations.
From there, Dr. Leune opened 7 additional startup practices within a 2-month span, eventually growing the group and selling it to a local organization. These 7 practices experienced enormous early financial losses and forced Dr. Leune to once again innovate how offices could be built and managed profitably from afar. After centralizing phones, billing, insurance, IT, and marketing, Dr. Leune redesigned the patient experience and other business systems within the practices and achieved financial success from then forward. These hard lessons learned have added to the educational foundation taught in the Breakaway Seminars.
After the ups and downs, tremendous losses and lucrative financial events, Dr. Leune focused heavily on building business infrastructure for private dentists: call center, billing services, insurance management, IT support, evidence-based marketing, practice design, and business consulting. Passionate about supporting private dentists, Dr. Leune expanded this infrastructure to help thousands of practices across the country, including over 100 startup practices. The scale and data obtained through implementing best practices has proven to be an invaluablepart of the Breakaway Seminar experience. Attendees learn the systems and strategies which have been proven nationwide and over a large sample size of dental practices. Dr. Leune grew this infrastructure to help co-found Dental Whale®, which today is one of the most innovative companies in dentistry with over 19,000 dental practices in Dental Whale’s Network.
Today, Breakaway Seminars is the highest value seminar experience in dentistry. Graduates of the seminars have gone on to build wealth, they have built consulting companies, they have become world-followed on podcasts, they have created private practice groups, they have enjoyed large liquidity events, and they have become admired and successful solo dentists.
Breakaway Seminars has created a huge shift in private dentistry as dentists across the country have joined this movement to compete and excel in this challenging business climate.