Dr. Dave and Mary Kay Butler
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
During their visit to Four Quadrants, Dave and Mary Kay Butler graciously took the time to chat with us about their journey as our valued clients and the remarkable transformations that have occurred.
One of my best friend growing up, his dad was really into New Orleans music, especially Pete Fountain and Al Hirt. And that's probably why I play trumpet now because I loved Al Hirt. My dad was in the dairy business. We had a dairy farm, and I grew up in that industry because we actually had a processing plant. You know, when you grow up in something, you think, "Oh gosh, you're in the middle of it. I don't want to do this." But then after being in college, being away from it a while, you kind of think, "Well, maybe that's not so bad." As I was getting into the food science thing, the small dairy industry was on the slow decline at that point. You could see the writing on the wall. After talking to my uncle, who was a periodontist, he persuaded me to look into dentistry. He just thought I would really like it. He thought it was a better route to go, at this point. It turns out he was probably right, or he was right, actually. I got out of residency. We moved to Madison. Mary Kay was pregnant. We bought a house, had a baby, and started a practice all in the same year. So yeah, so a lot was going on. Jason, early on, when we first met him, was one that just said, "Look, you got to start putting some money away." I went into dentistry because I really, truly did not like business that much. Then you get in there and you realize, "Wait a minute. A lot of what you're doing is business, and I hate that part of it." So it was good for us to come into the fold with Jason and Brogan at that time, and they're doing just an awesome job. And we thought it was going to be real painful, and it's been relatively painless. We thought, "Well, we're going to be struggling to do this kind of stuff to switch over." And well, we have the money, income, coming in to do exactly what they want, and it's really been painless. And they've really set us up right now in a really good position, I think, to move on into a retirement situation. I've been in a band called The Doctors Band since 1985. One point, we decided to move from practicing in my house to practicing here, which is in the basement of my oral surgery office. And then we decided to build the whole thing out like a studio. Especially in dentistry, it's a lot of technical stuff to dentistry and there's a lot of technical stuff to playing music. But for me, it's just ... I don't know. Music just is life, as far as I'm concerned. My assistants are constantly going in there and turning it down because I've turned it up.
Mary Kay Butler
Their attention to detail has been really, really good, and their ease of communication. It's easy to get ahold of any of them, and they respond quickly. And I would recommend Four Quadrants specifically to dentists because they specialize in dental practices.
Right, that's a big plus.
Mary Kay Butler
And that's been helpful because they understand what you're talking about. Just with trends in dentistry, with the equipment, you do need to buy this, or you don't need to buy that. If it was just any investment firm or financial consultants, you would have to more or less educate them about your specialty. And it's helpful that they already know.
Right, and they're basically fundamentally doing everything we need in our practice, at this point.