The Dentist’s Choice Franchise to Begin Repairs in Southern California
Local Entrepreneur to Quickly Fix Pain Point Experienced by Dentists with Damaged Handpieces
March 08, 2018 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, Calif. - The Dentist’s Choice, a nationwide network of community-focused handpiece repair experts, recently signed Owen Mullens as franchise owner to rapidly put restored tools of the dental trade back in the hands of dentists in Southern California. Mullens’ territory stretches from Corona to Rancho Cucamonga to La Habra.
Typically, when handpieces need to be fixed, dentists send them back to the manufacturer for repair. This is costly and takes weeks or even months before dentists get their handpieces back. However, since The Dentist’s Choice franchisees are local, dentists typically receive their repaired handpieces back within a week and at a cost that is two to three times less than most manufacturers. With its simple business model focused solely on repairing handpieces, The Dentist’s Choice franchisees enjoy an unrivaled competitive advantage.
Prior to becoming a Dentist’s Choice franchisee, Mullens worked as a mortgage lender for 15 years. His wife Debi will also be working with him while continuing her role as an analyst for a publishing company. The couple has seven children - three are grown and four adopted that are still in grade school. Outside of work, the Mullens enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.
“Part of the reason I decided to invest in a Dentist’s Choice is because I love the idea of starting my own business and passing it on as a legacy investment to my children,” Mullens said. “I also really liked the autonomy and flexibility I could have with this particular franchise opportunity. The healthy business model and reasonable hours were extremely appealing to me and my wife, too.”
The Dentist’s Choice franchisees enjoy a low cost of entry, steady business growth in large territories consisting of at least 800 dental offices and the ability to focus on repairing only handpieces. They also appreciate a system that allows them to create their own schedule amid growing demand for handpiece repair. Because dentists are required to sterilize handpieces after each use, the tools quickly deteriorate and breakdown. Dental practices typically have 15 to 20 handpieces per office, which have a lifespan of up to 12 months each. With this, there is strong earning potential in several untapped markets.
“We do one thing, and we do it well,” said Steve Everhart, president of The Dentist’s Choice. “Because Dentist’s Choice franchisees have the freedom to create their own schedule and work from home, they are able to pursue other passions while meeting the repair needs of their local dentists.”
The Dentist’s Choice franchise opportunity is perfect for friendly individuals who like working with their hands in a hassle-free environment. No prior experience is necessary due to the comprehensive, two-week training all new franchisees attend at the company’s headquarters in Irvine, Calif. With this, franchisees can be up and running in as soon as 30 days.
About The Dentist’s Choice
Founded in 1993, The Dentist’s Choice is a nationwide network of community-focused dental handpiece repair experts, providing quick and cost effective repair services on handheld tools used by every dentist. Local franchise owners pick up handpieces from dentists’ offices in their markets, repair them in their lab and typically return them within a week. Focusing solely on handpieces, The Dentist’s Choice concentrates on high speed, slow speed and electric handpiece repairs, sonic scaler and attachment overhauls, and fiber optic replacement services. For more information, visit thedentistschoice.com. For franchise information, visit dentistschoicefranchise.com or call 512-560-2749.
SOURCE The Dentist’s Choice