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About Summit Practice Solutions

Summit Practice Solutions began offering practice management assistance and dental practice consulting to dentists across the U.S. and Canada in 1991. Using the highly successful dental practice of Dr. Michael Abernathy in McKinney, TX, as a model, we have experience and knowledge based on hundreds of practices. Our primary objective as a dental consultant is helping doctors achieve greater levels of success, profitability, and enjoyment in the practice of general dentistry.

Michael P. Abernathy, D.D.S., Founder

The desire to teach others how to duplicate his success without reinventing the wheel is what prompted Dr. Abernathy to create Summit in 1991. Through the company’s consulting/coaching services, speaking engagements throughout the U.S. and Canada, and numerous articles published in newsletters and journals, Dr. Abernathy has inspired thousands of doctors to a renewed enthusiasm for the future of dentistry. Among his colleagues in dentistry he has earned a reputation of excellence in successful practice building. He is definitely a dentist with a grip on reality and a vision for the future.

Maxwell R. Gotcher, Co-Founder and President

Max Gotcher joined Dr. Abernathy to co-found Summit in 1991, bringing a wide variety of valuable small business ownership, management and entrepreneurial skills to the partnership. With expertise and experience in all phases of business planning and structuring, (new business start-up, rapid growth and expansion, transition and sale) he understands and appreciates the challenges of building a profitable, rewarding business. A firm believer is a systems approach to business organization and efficiency, he specializes in executive coaching, team building, and all aspects of practice management. He has coached dentists throughout the United States and Canada for over twenty-five years.