DENTAL PRACTICE TRANSITION ARTICLES: MOST RECENT

Buying

Now What?

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 by Earl Douglas, DDS

This article by ADS member Earl Douglas will be featured in the October issue of Dental Entrepreneur. Boy, talk about being dealt a bad hand, and that’s definitely an understatement. Who could imagine that just as I’m finishing an eight year journey to becoming a licensed dentist that the country would experience the most dire […]

Avoiding Practice Transition Problems

Monday, August 10th, 2020 by Gary Schaub

I would like to share some stories with you concerning a few of the transition disasters I have witnessed. Whether you are a potential seller or buyer, learning from them might help you avoid the same mistakes that some of your colleagues have made. We will start with my first dental practice sale. Almost 30 […]

5 Quick Questions On Every Dentist’s Mind About A Post COVID-19 Practice

Thursday, May 21st, 2020 by Timothy G. Giroux, DDS

One thing for certain in our industry, nobody could have foreseen the impact and chaos that COVID-19 caused all of us. But, with that said, and as the dust of the pandemic’s initial assault settles, a lot of practice owners are coming out of their quarantines with questions about what the market is for those […]

Buy a Practice…Now???

Monday, May 4th, 2020 by Timothy G. Giroux, DDS

COVID-19 has all of us questioning how we move forward. Unfortunately, many will retreat into their safe zones when it comes to making a career choice or financial decision. From a strictly financial standing during times of economic prosperity or downturn, it is always better to own a practice than to be an associate in […]

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 […]

Starting Your Dental Career

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 by ADS Transitions

After graduating from dental school, you’ll need to make a crucially important decision: What do you do next? Where do you want to practice dentistry, and what type of dental work do you want to be doing? This decision will affect you for the rest of your life. It is important to take time and […]

Change You Can Believe In

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 by Max Wilson

How to Buy a Dental Practice

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 by ADS Transitions

After completing your formal training and saving money for a down payment, you might be excited to purchase your first practice and start advertising your services. For those who are moving to a new area after having worked in another practice, this is also an exciting time. However, because purchasing an existing dental practice involves […]

Maximizing Your (Huge) Investment

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

Dental practice real estate: own it or rent it?

Friday, November 4th, 2016 by Jed Esposito

The Emotional Aspect of a Practice Sale

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 by Dave Kasper

“If we think about it, nearly every notable purchase or sale we’ve been involved with during our lives has evoked a certain level of emotion. Whether it was the purchase of a toy as a child, or our first car or home as a newlywed, we often remember how we felt when the transaction occurred.” […]

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)

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)

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

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

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

Consider Taxes When Negotiating

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 by Keith White

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 […]

Staff and the New Doctor

Monday, July 1st, 2002 by John M. Cahill

The fear that existing staff will not stay with a new doctor after selling a dental practice is largely unwarranted in the majority of practice transitions. Although it could happen, it normally does not. Here’s why. When a new doctor buys an existing practice, the staff has two options: 1) Stay on (provided the new […]

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