Dental Practice Transition Articles

Ten Things You Can Do Now to Increase Your Practice Value

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

Earl M. Douglas, DDS, MBA, BVAL   If you’re like most people, you want to sell your assets at  the highest price possible and buy assets at the lowest price possible, and that is how the market for any commodity is formed.  When a  buyer and seller finally agree on a price, we learn what… read more »

Things to Look for in Your Associate Dentist Employment Agreement

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

  Written By Kevin Shea   If you get a job as an associate dentist you are typically confronted with a written Employment Agreement containing many confusing terms and conditions.  Trying to decipher the meaning and context of an Employment Agreement can be just as confusing as a layman trying to read an x-ray.  … read more »

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Successful Practice Owner?

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

Written by Jeremy Brown   Dental schools provide an excellent platform for training students to practice dentistry, but fail to prepare them for the realities of private practice ownership.  Today’s young dentists are faced with increased competition like never before. The biggest challenge facing future practice owners is the increased number of corporate clinics. The… read more »

Maximizing Your (Huge) Investment

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

In my career of helping dentists acquire their practices, obtaining financing is one of the bigger tasks.  In previous years, I was dealing with the commercial brick and mortar banks that you pass on the way to wherever you go.  These banks are required by federal law to make sure that any loans that they… read more »

Understanding EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization)

December 30th, 2016 by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

Peter J. Ackerman An understanding of the value of a dental practice is essential not just for those considering a transition, but for any dentists attempting to accumulate wealth for their retirement. All dental practice owners need to understand the true investment earnings (EBITDA-earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) of what is often their… read more »