Established by Dr. Robert D. Elliott, Pedo Springboard is a consulting firm specializing in helping pediatric dental

practitioners start and successfully grow their practice.

Pedo Springboard provides guidance and answers from someone who has been through the process of establishing and successfully growing a practice. Pedo Springboard can help practitioners avoid pitfalls and save money.

Meet “Bobby” - Dr. Robert D. Elliott

Dr. Elliott is from Louisville, Kentucky where he graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. His pediatric dental residency and Master’s Degree was completed at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Dentistry and UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.


Dr. Elliott is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry as well as a Fellow with The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He enjoys teaching both dental students as well as residents and is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at both the University of North Carolina and University of Louisville Schools of Dentistry. In addition, he served as the State Advisor for the North Carolina Dental Assistants Association for almost 10 years.


Dr. Elliott established his first practice in 1998 from the ground up immediately after completing his residency and developed his practice philosophy from the beginning.  As important was building a TEAM that was a part of that philosophy: “We don’t want to be the biggest; we just want to be the BEST for our patients and their parents.” He was a solo practitioner for the first 10 years of his practice before building and moving into his current dream office with his rock star partner and 15 amazing TEAM members. Dr. Elliott has been in private practice for 17 years in Cary, NC.


Dr. Elliott lectures throughout the year to other dentists, specialists, dental team members and residents.  He has written numerous articles for national dental publications and is a recognized authority on the development of creative and innovative office designs for pediatric dental practices where he is often called upon to consult with new office construction.  “Helping Others Achieve” is one of Dr. Elliott’s cornerstone mantras.  He can teach you how to successfully navigate the opening of a private practice and avoid the costly mistakes that are associated with this part of your career.


Dr. Elliott remains well connected with colleagues and holds memberships with the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.


Be sure to visit Dr. Elliott's practice website, Cary Pediatric Dentistry,


Ways Pedo Springboard Can Help.






Customer Service









... the two words I remember feeling when I thought about leaving the security of my residency and going out to start my own private practice.  I recall thinking: “why isn't someone out there to help walk us through this?”  My goal as your consultant is to help you avoid expensive pitfalls as well as provide you reassurance through a very stressful process.
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• Choosing your space & location

• Deciding on a dental supply company

• Developing your business

• Selecting equipment and soft supplies

• Reviewing your floor plans for efficiency and creative design

• Deciding which personal and business insurance you need     

• Reviewing up fit bids from your contractor

• Helping you decide on which bank to use for your loan       

• Discussing your building lease

• Meeting with the contractor, dental supply company, IT team, architect and project manager to discuss progress

• Interviewing potential team members and securing office personnel

• Marketing your practice

Creating a Practice

of Your Own


You've been in practice a while and everything seems to be going okay…. Is okay good enough? Want a new set of eyes to evaluate your customer service skills? Are your “business systems” as strong as your “people systems?” Often times bringing in an outside professional who can offer a non-biased perspective can motivate you and your team and energize your practice.


Services include:

Practice Profitability, Transitioning Team Members, Bringing on an Associate/Partner Successfully, Intuitive Leadership, Continuous Improvement Support, Developing Unbiased Practice Balance (plan development after interviewing both the team AND the doctor)


Plans of Action are specifically developed for your practice.

Office in Crisis

“…How did I get here?   My practice just doesn't seem to be as successful, efficient, and as fun as it used to be.  I used to love to come to work; now it’s a chore and I feel stuck!...”


Does this sound familiar? Do you feel like you have complacent veteran team members who just expect more and more? Do they feel like you've become more complacent and they aren't motivated by you to be a team player any longer? Has gossip taken over your practice and you have a divided team? You aren't alone! As a consultant who is brought into offices that are “in crisis”, I often see the doctor point the finger at the team and the team points to the doctor as the problem. We need to hit the reset button!

Empower Yourself.  Begin with Pedo Springboard.


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Dr. Elliott’s public speaking events include


May 24, 2018

AAPD Annual Session Pre-Conference Course
in Honolulu, Haw
May 24, 2018


October 19-20, 2018

Pedo Bootcamp - (g)nathos in Marietta, Georgia


October 19-20, 2018

Chen Excellence in Pediatric Dentistry Series

UNC School of Dentistry - Chapel Hill, NC


February 22, 2019

Pediatric Dental Update and Retreat Summit


May 7, 2019

American Academy of Orthodontics (AAO) Annual Session

in Los Angeles, California


May 25, 2019

AAPD Annual Session

Coffee/Clutch/Office Culture and The Early Career Dentist

Chicago, IL


Sept. 4-6, 2019

Grove Dental Group

Wyomissing, PA


Sept. 14, 2019

Bourbon and Baby Teeth 2019 - Make It a Double

Louisville, KY


October 11-12, 2019

Pedo Bootcamp

(g)nathos homeroom in Marietta, GA


January 10-12, 2020

Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Buckhead, Atlanta, GA


February 12-14, 2020

West Chester Pediatric Dentistry

West Chester, OH


May 23, 2020

AAPD Annual Session

Coffee Clutch

Nashville, TN


February 20-22, 2020

Pedo Bootcamp

(g)nathos homeroom in Marietta, GA


November 20-21, 2020

Pedo Bootcamp

(g)nathos homeroom in Marietta, GA

Mark Your Calendar! Pedo Springboard Motivates.

Make the rest of your practice

the best of your practice.

Strategies to Support Your Vision

Experience to make a difference


• Dr. Elliott has guided Pediatric Dentists nationally in the successful opening of their practices.


• He has designed and built two private practices of his own.


• Dr. Elliott successfully integrated an incredible partner after being
a solo practitioner for 10 years.


Be a Leader.


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