DENTAL PRACTICE TRANSITION ARTICLES: MOST RECENT

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Financing for Dental Practices Today

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 by ADS Transitions

Whether you are a first time practice owner or someone looking to expand, relocate or add an additional location, the options for financing today have never been more extensive. When it comes to the types of financing available for the purchase of a dental practice, the most common options are conventional banks, small business loans […]

Millennial Dentists & Changes in Dentistry

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

“MILLENNIALS” are people born between 1980 and 2005.1(p3) They’ve grown up in a much different world than previous generations and are already showing some very interesting tendencies as they enter the workforce. I’ve been brokering dental practices for 28 years, and it was traditionally assumed that most young dentists would go into private practices for […]

Change You Can Believe In

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 by Max Wilson

Maximizing Your (Huge) Investment

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

The Dental Practice Transition Period

Sunday, December 28th, 2014 by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

There are many issues that have to be agreed upon in order to sell a dental practice. One of them is the transition period, which is the time from settlement to the time the seller leaves the practice. The purpose of this article is to address key points that should be considered in order for […]

Terms To Consider During Practice Transition

Friday, October 24th, 2014 by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

If you ask a group of doctors the most important aspect of a practice transition, the majority will point to the purchase price. Too few doctors realize that the other terms of the sale have a dramatic financial impact on the final sales price. To achieve a successful transition, buyers and sellers must work out […]

The Hidden Investment Opportunity: Dental Practice Transitions

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

While speaking with a lender who does dental transition financing, he mentioned the great rate of returns a lot of corporations get by purchasing dental practices. He said that buying the right practices, even at fair market value, would result in rates of return as high as 15-20%. That is an incredible return rate for […]

The State of Practice Transitions in Today’s Market

Sunday, December 8th, 2013 by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

by Frank J. Brown, JD, LL.M. (Taxation) Some of the frequent statements or questions I hear from dentists these days are – “I wish I could just be a clinician and not worry about running the business,” “What is the value of my practice?” “When is the right time to sell my practice?” and “What options […]

The Associate Buyout

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

by Bill Avery, DDS, PhD As happens with most dental practice brokers, I frequently get calls from dentists who are considering bringing in an associate so they can eventually sell their practice to the associate and retire in a few years. For simplicity’s sake, I prefer the “sell and walk away” transition method where the seller […]

Buyer Dynamics and Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

By Sarah K. Lynch The buyer pool for dental practices changes daily. It is organic and it flows. In my practice transition world, every day dentists buy, sell, move, merge, partner, retire, or try something else. In my opinion, dentistry is the best entrepreneurial profession in modern medicine. Several times a week I speak with dentists […]

Hire An Associate? Long Transition? Partnership? Retire? I’m Confused!

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

Baby boomers are perhaps the largest segment of full-time practicing dentists in the country today. Many are reaching a point where they need to decide how to transition out of their profession. We will briefly discuss some options during this important phase in your decision-making process. The goal is to arm you with 1,000 questions […]

Sensible Approaches to Dental Practice Acquisitions

Friday, January 18th, 2013 by Fred Heppner

Should You Sell the Accounts Receivable in a Practice Transition?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 by Infogenix

Be Like Warren Buffet

Friday, August 31st, 2012 by Steve Jordan

If you’re planning to PURCHASE A PRACTICE in the next year, now is your chance to be like the legendary billionaire investor Warren Buffett. As I wrote this, Buffett announced that his Berkshire Hathaway Company was investing $5 billion in Bank of America (NYSE: BAC). With a 2011 year-to-date loss per share of $.28, why would Buffett spend […]

Consider Taxes When Negotiating

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 by Keith White

We all know that DEATH AND TAXES are the only two certainties in life. We also know that when you sell a dental practice, chances are you are going to have to pay income taxes on the sale. What may come as a surprise is that the amount of taxes due can vary widely depending […]

Facility Leasing Issues During Transition

Friday, December 11th, 2009 by Randy Daigler

PRACTICE TRANSITIONS often require buyers to deal with leased facilities and a host of unfamiliar issues. Stability is the name of the game in a transition, so leaving a practice in its current location is wise. This does not mean you’re stuck without options on the lease of the current facility. The seller has one important […]

Trauma in the Practice Purchase ER

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 by Steve Jordan

If you’ve ever watched one of the popular trauma ER documentaries, you’ve probably thought, “I’m glad that wasn’t me!” After reading these actual practice purchase traumas, you may think, “I’M GLAD IT WASN’T ME.” FUTURE SALE DATE: A practice had $300K collections. Nearby, a young dentist agreed to buy the practice to merge it into […]

The Agreements Before the Agreement

Monday, August 3rd, 2009 by Steve Wolff

Dental practice sales are very difficult transactions. They typically involve a young buyer with limited experience in the world of business, and an older seller who has great concerns regarding the perpetuation of his or her legacy. To compound the problem, this is usually a once-in-a-career event for both parties, and neither party is very […]

Negotiating a Practice Sale

Monday, July 7th, 2008 by Bill Avery

In order to maintain the best possible relationship between buyer and seller during a practice sale, it’s important to have an intermediary or buffer such as a broker, attorney, or accountant to assist in the negotiation of the sale of the practice assets. Selling a dental practice usually requires some negotiation, and having this  intermediary […]

What Information Do You Need?

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 by Tom Smeed

Not doing due diligence is not a good excuse for finding out poor decisions have been made. Too often, doctors interested in buying, selling, or transitioning a dental practice don’t look at all of the information they should to make correct decisions. My studies have shown that most doctors know what information they should obtain. […]

Tax Consequences of Buying or Selling a Dental Practice

Monday, November 19th, 2007 by Roy Rice

Before buying or selling a dental practice, great care and planning should be taken to consider the TAX CONSEQUENCES regarding the allocation of the sale price to the various assets involved in the transaction. Typically, the group of assets that would be sold between the selling party and buying party would include dental supplies, furniture, […]

Pathways to a Practice Purchase … Proceed with Confidence!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007 by Terry Watson

A significant number of dental careers begin with the purchase of a practice. This purchase is one of the most important financial decisions a dentist will make in his or her professional career. If you are entering into an arrangement to purchase a practice, whether now or in the future, you are entitled to the […]

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