In this episode of the Deals for Dentists podcast, Rafe Hanahan, the Chief Strategy Officer for Leixir Labs, shares his unique journey into the dental industry and highlights the growing interest of private equity firms in dentistry, both in DSOs and dental labs. He explains Leixir Labs’ center of excellence manufacturing model, which includes domestic labs focused on high-quality restorations. Tune in to this informative episode as we explore the significance of digital transformation and IO scanning, with Leixir Labs offering resources and a trained sales force to assist dental professionals.

Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:13 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:00:33 – Eric’s books/ events
  • 00:01:24 – Introducing the guest
  • 00:01:53 – How Rafe got into dentistry
  • 00:03:48 – Mergers and Acquisitions
  • 00:05:00 – Why there’s  so much money flooding into dental labs 
  • 00:06:51 – Leixir Labs
  • 00:15:14 – My Lab Connect
  • 00:17:25 – Training and facilities at Leixir Labs
  • 00:19:20 – How to get a hold of Rafe Hanahan 
  • 00:19:41 – Advice for young dental professionals
  • 00:21:30 – Outro


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