Meet Dr. Pako Major
My family immigrated to America from Poland when I was 7 years old. My parents and I worked hard, and I was able to attend the University of Wisconsin for undergrad and Marquette University for dental school. I finished my general practice residency in 2011 and dove straight into my dream of building a scratch practice. I was 27 years old, newly married, over 1 million dollars in debt and had no idea what I was doing.
I was fulfilling my dream of practice ownership by building an office from scratch. But it was much more difficult than I could have anticipated. I had to make clinical mistakes, customer service mistakes, leadership mistakes, and business mistakes all on my own. As I worked tirelessly toward my dream, I became increasingly isolated. I didn't have anyone to help me make decisions about my business, so I decided to do something about it.
In 2015, I sold my offices to Heartland Dental and learned about the resources and benefits that came with a DSO. I gained access to trainings that I never had time for when running things on my own. I was soon within the top 1% of all Heartland producers. I became one of only 12 Clinical Directors and was able to train other doctors on the new techniques I was learning. In my time at Heartland, I placed more dental implants than any other doctor at the company.
I left Heartland to pursue another dream. I had a vision of being a doctor who could help other doctors by providing the resources and advantages that you can't get when you're on your own. It was clear and simple — help doctors achieve their goal of private practice ownership while providing the benefits and support that only come with an experienced partner. This new dream began when I started mentoring dentists and it came to life when I created Major Dental Partners.