Your Team Of Expert Business Leaders & Dentists

We have a proven track record of successful formation, growth and enhanced practice value for partner dentists.

XLer8 Dental Alliance is a team of talented dental industry experts and clinicians whose goal is to grow their practices by enhancing their patient experiences, growing revenue through better treatment coordination and presentation as well as tightening collections and practice overhead. This leads to greater wealth for the practice owners during their transition to a well-planned exit.

We create maximum efficiency and effectiveness within your office, resulting in a fully productive clinical staff and higher return on investment.

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We help you optimize your patient experience to bring patients back, increase referrals and case acceptance rates.

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Dr. Jim Ashton, CEO

  • B.S. Engineering, U. of Iowa, Valedictorian, letterman in cross country; developed and taught the first computer programming class for undergraduates as Junior & Senior. M.S. Ph.D. in 29 months.
  • Senior Engineer at General Dynamics doing research in composite materials.
  • Published 3 books in 3 years as well as 34 technical papers. The next step in Jim’s career
  • Chairman of 16 companies; CEO of 4 companies; Board member of 27 companies, often with spectacular IRR results at exit, including 3 exits with cash-on-cash returns of more than 10X.
  • M.B.A., Harvard Business School, Baker Scholar & Rugby Team Captain.
  • Rejoined General Dynamics, Executive Engineering Roles on Space Shuttle, first Cruise Missiles, and other defense weapons. Became V.P. of Operations, starting the F-16 aircraft production. V.P. Engineering on Trident Nuclear Submarine.
  • Subsequently served in a broad range of large and modest sized companies.

Cherie Duncan, Chief Technology Officer

  • 30 years experience in program management, software development & process automation.
  • She turns most manual processes into streamlined automation for efficiency and revenue enhancements.
  • Builds tools targeted to replace the myriad of disjointed tools used today by most dental practices.
  • Practice analytics as KPI monitoring for ongoing tracking individual team member contribution and tweaking practice performance.

Jim Richardson, Chief Marketing Officer

  • 35+ year career as sales & marketing expert.
  • Founder/CEO of Click-thru Consulting.
  • Best-selling author – “Word of Mouse, Marketing for Dentists”
  • Frequent speaker within the dental industry.
  • Leads the marketing effort for XLer8 Solutions clients and partners and manages the company’s ongoing sales efforts.

David Gaillard, Chief Financial Officer

  • Acquisition due-diligence management specialist.
  • 12 years accounting and financial management in publicly held and private equity owned businesses.
  • Financial Modeling & Analysis expert.
  • Leads XLer8 Finance and Administration team(s).

Scott Crews, Experienced DSO Creator

  • Scott has Led and Coached 22 DSOs over the past 20 Years.
  • Scott is not a dentist or a Dental Business Manager.
  • He is the Mastermind who Knows What Successful DSOs Need.

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Let’s start transforming your business from the ground up in four easy steps!


Learn how we create win-win opportunities with our partners.


Join us before you retire to maximize practice income and retirement value.


Stop the hassle of managing the business and focus on patient care.


Know that you will receive the maximum possible value for your practice at retirement.

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