This episode was originally published on this site.

Listen to the episode:


Episode 4-35

Dr. Zak Allmand and Apex Payment Solutions

Dr. Erin Elliot introduced me to Dr. Zak Allmand and said “You have to interview Zak. We switched to his company and it’s helped our case acceptance.”  So I interviewed him and had a blast.

We talk about how Zak made the spontaneous decision to buy a practice with a friend over a case of Miller Light. Zak’s runs his overhead between 37% to 42%, blowing industry averages out of the water. When Zak bought his practice it had rainbow confetti carpet and paper charts. The entire office ran on two computers. Dr. Zak’s recommendation is to look at the philosophy of the dental practice just as carefully as you look at the numbers.

We dive into the details of how Apex Payment Solutions came to be and what a weird industry merchant services is. We look at how and when to set up payment plans and some simple rules to make it easy for your team.


Dr. Allmand attended Wabash College, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society. He earned his dental degree in 2005 from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Allmand was awarded a three-year Health Professions scholarship from the United States Air Force and graduated at the top of his class in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. Dr. Allmand is a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, and the Indianapolis District Dental Society. Dr. Allmand is passionate about Continuing Education that focuses on Sleep Apnea, Invisalign orthodontics, and Digital Dentistry.

Show Resources

Apex Payment Solutions

Monon Family Dental

Monon Family Dental on Facebook

Dr. Allmand on Twitter

Practice In A Pod is the best source for all things dental podcast! Get complete dental podcast listings, episode links and show notes, and complete archives of your favorite dental podcasts.

Don't know what's out there? Practice In A Pod gives you the latest dental podcast episodes as soon as they are aired on the iTunes podcasting network.

Send us a message at if you want to add your favorite dental podcast or will be launching one soon.