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Should You Sell the Accounts Receivable in a Dental Practice Transition?
Should You Sell Your Accounts Receivable? The short answer to this question is yes, Read more>
Five Things Every Dentist Should Know About Disability Insurance
The odds of a dentist experiencing disability is a lot higher than most people Read more>
What is EBITDA?
EBITDA – six letters that can make all the difference in your dental practice Read more>
Understanding Dental Practice Purchase Agreements
Basic Understanding of Key Dental Practice Purchase Agreement Elements Understanding key elements in a Read more>
Is Your Life What You Thought it Would Be as a Dentist?
Remember that first time you didn’t have all summer for vacation? Summers off were Read more>
Women in Dentistry: Why Owning a Practice is the Right Path
I have been a dental practice broker over 20 years now after owning a Read more>
Tactful Tips for Announcing a Dental Practice Transition
Tips for Announcing a Dental Practice Transition Transitioning your dental practice requires balancing the Read more>
Dental School Debt Repayment Strategies for a Smart Future
Dental School Debt Repayment: Smart Strategies for Your Future It’s common for an engagement Read more>
What Can a Buyer do to Ease Negotiations with a Seller?
Make a Good Impression It may sound like common sense, but the best thing Read more>
Navigating the Contracts and Negotiations for a Dental Transition
Contracts, and the negotiations that surround them, are a significant part of the dental Read more>
Should You Build or Buy a Dental Practice?
In today’s economic climate, dentists are becoming increasingly discouraged by the shortage of available Read more>
The Roadmap to a Successful Life After Practice
I agree with Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, when she said, “Every step Read more>
It’s Not Too Late to Claim Employee Retention Credit
What is the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)? The Employee Retention Credit (ERC), initially created Read more>
Need to Catch up on Your Dental Retirement Savings? Here’s One Way.
Dentists are increasingly getting a late start on saving for retirement. This is often Read more>
What You Need to Know About Private Practice vs. DSO
DSOs are here to stay. They are spreading nationally, and many believe they will Read more>
Is Your Staff Making the Most out of Social Media?
Did you know 63 percent of social media users under the age of 35 Read more>
Don’t Go it Alone. Hire a Practice Transitions Expert.
Dental transitions are very much like the PRACTICE of dentistry in that we all Read more>
When Selling a Dental Practice, Make Sure You’re Following Expert Advice
Recently, a retiring doctor perused the website of a large and trusted dental insurance Read more>
Hey Young Dentists, Get out of the City!
In the 20 years I have been involved in dental practice transitions, never has Read more>
Determining the Listing Price of a Dental Practice
The single-most important factor in determining the practice sales price is the collection total Read more>
The Upside of Merging with Another Dental Practice.
Mergers are unquestionably the best return on investment you can make. The success of Read more>
Dental Practice for Sale by Owner
Planning Dental Practice for Sale by Owner Can be Daunting. Take our Quiz to Read more>
Buying a Dental Practice? Here Are Some Important Questions to Get Answered.
Buying a Dental Practice? Consider Asking These Questions First. If you’ve decided to buy Read more>
An Exclusive Sale Listing – Why Would I Do That?
You’re ready to sell your practice and you want the best result possible, so Read more>
Six Questions Every Dentist Should Ask if You’re Thinking of Selling to a DSO
Be Sure to Ask These Six Questions When Considering Selling to a DSO In Read more>
If something happened to you, who would know the value of your practice?
Do you know the value of your dental practice if something were to happen Read more>
Due Diligence: What does it mean?
Due diligence is a phrase becoming more commonly used by buyers in the market. Read more>
How to Combat the 2021 Hiring Struggle
Many dental offices are finding it harder than ever to find long-term (or even Read more>
Understanding How Dental Practices are Valued
There are many reasons why dentists might want to have their practices appraised. Some Read more>
Should you sell your dental practice to a DSO?
What is a DSO? A DSO (dental service organization) contract with dental practices and Read more>
Understanding the Offer to Purchase Document
Whether you’re buying or selling a dental practice, one of the most important initial Read more>
Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst
None of us want to discuss or think about death or long-term disability. Humans Read more>
10 Reasons Why You Should Use a Dental Broker
Many of us have probably heard from individuals who think sellers don't need a Read more>
The pandemic’s impact on the dental industry and business as a whole has been Read more>
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Life is like a record album for those who remember what that actually is. Read more>
An After-Hour Training Opportunity
Using your practice as a Dental Assisting School The U.S. Bureau of Labor projects Read more>
The Win-Win Practice Transition
The classic definition of a dental practice transition is when a doctor sells all Read more>
Additional Practice Transition Tax Planning Strategies
Hello Again, Our last article was dedicated to the basics of tax considerations in Read more>
The Smart Money is Buying Dental Practices Now!
Investing in a Dental Practice is a Smart Investing Move The United States had Read more>
Dental Practice Financing in a Post-COVID Economy
Whether you are a first-time dental practice owner or someone looking to expand, relocate Read more>
The Cost of Dental Practice Valuation
A dental practice valuation is much like a preventative checkup on your practice’s financial Read more>
Tax Consequences of Buying and Selling a Practice
Consider the Tax Consequences When Buying and Selling a Dental Practice Calculating dental practice Read more>
Expecting the Unexpected: Plans for protecting your practice
It seems that many businesses and organizations are asking members to focus on what Read more>
Your Multimillion-Dollar Decision
If you’re a dental student or new graduate, you’re going to be faced with Read more>
State of the Practice Recovery
While economic recovery is progressing in the right direction, its slower pace is a Read more>
This article by ADS member Earl Douglas will be featured in the October issue Read more>
Avoiding Practice Transition Problems
I would like to share some stories with you concerning a few of the Read more>
When to Start Planning to Sell Your Dental Practice
As an entrepreneur, a successful dentist, a respected part of the community and a Read more>
Post COVID-19 and Practice Valuations: What We Know and What to Expect
Whether you’re looking to transition and sell your practice or you are interested in Read more>
How ADS Dental Transitions Dental Brokers Can Help Soon-to-be Retirees and First-time Buyers Buy and Sell a Dental Practice
The decision to buy or sell a dental practice is a significant undertaking. It Read more>
Surviving the Pandemic: Does Your Practice Have a Pulse?
I’m sure we have all read a great deal of expert speculation about the Read more>
5 Quick Questions On Every Dentist’s Mind About A Post COVID-19 Practice
One thing for certain in our industry, nobody could have foreseen the impact and Read more>
Will COVID-19 Affect Practice Value?
These are unprecedented times with dental offices closed for weeks and social distancing. Sadly, Read more>
Buy a Practice…Now???
COVID-19 has all of us questioning how we move forward. Unfortunately, many will retreat Read more>
Financing for Dental Practices Today
Whether you are a first time practice owner or someone looking to expand, relocate Read more>
10 Tips To Prepare for a Dental Practice Sale
Use Downtime as an Opportunity to Add Value to Your Dental Practice Sale We Read more>
Infection Protection in The Practice
“No time like the present” has never been more appropriate than right now when Read more>
Price – It’s Not What It’s Cracked Up to Be
I’m currently doing an analysis for a client who will be selling his practice. It’s Read more>
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Selling to a DSO: A Case Study
What are DSOs? DSOs actually go by a number of different names: Dental Service Read more>
Millennial Dentists & Changes in Dentistry
“MILLENNIALS” are people born between 1980 and 2005.1(p3) They’ve grown up in a much Read more>
What Do You Do After Dental School?
Things to Consider After Dental School? After graduating from dental school, you’ll need to Read more>
Change You Can Believe In
Over the past several months, WE HAVE HEARD A GREAT DEAL ABOUT CHANGE. Change Read more>
What are Some of the Best Ways to Sell a Dental Practice?
If you are healthy and just want more free time, you are fortunate to Read more>
How to Start a Successful Dental Practice
WHAT THEY DIDN’T TEACH YOU IN DENTAL SCHOOL Most of us graduated from Dental Read more>
How to Buy a Dental Practice
After completing your formal training and saving money for a down payment, you might Read more>
Successful Practice Transitions
Dental practice buyers and sellers may think that a sale is complete when the Read more>
Maximizing Your (Huge) Investment
In my career of helping dentists acquire their practices, obtaining financing is one of Read more>
Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Successful Practice Owner?
Dental schools provide an excellent platform for training students to practice dentistry, but fail Read more>
Things to Look for in Your Associate Dentist Employment Agreement
If you get a job as an associate dentist you are typically confronted with Read more>
Ten Things You Can Do Now to Increase Your Practice Value
Earl M. Douglas, DDS, MBA, BVAL If you’re like most people, you want to Read more>
When Behavior Defies Logic
By Sarah Lynch The top three risky behaviors for dentists to avoid are indecision, Read more>
Understanding EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization)
An understanding of the value of a dental practice is essential not just for Read more>
Let’s Get That Enthusiasm Back For Owning Your Own Dental Practice!
By Ryan Brengman, Shea Practice Transitions During a recent conversation with a new graduate, Read more>
Dental practice real estate: own it or rent it?
ANY DENTIST LOOKING INTO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE (CRE) for his or her dental practice should Read more>
Dental Practice Valuations Unplugged
Dentists (sellers and purchasers), bankers. and brokers all want to know the value of Read more>
Confidentiality: You Need It
“If you are a general dentist, the last thing you want is for your Read more>
The Emotional Aspect of a Practice Sale
“If we think about it, nearly every notable purchase or sale we’ve been involved Read more>
Case Study: Transfer of Accounts Receivable, with a Wrinkle
A recent practice transition that we handled included the purchase of the selling Doctor’s Read more>
The $14,000,000 Decision Every Dentist Must Make
Suppose that when you begin your dental career that you will have to check Read more>
The Value of Goodwill
Frank Brown, JD, LLM Every viable dental practice has goodwill. Good will refers to Read more>
What to Consider When Hiring an Associate
tudent loan debts, desire for work/life balance, and the benefits of a colleague in Read more>
The Dental Practice Transition Period
There are many issues that have to be agreed upon in order to sell Read more>
10 Statistics Every Dental Practice Owner Should Review Daily
Dr. Joseph was a happy man when he sold his practice. His practice appeared Read more>
Terms To Consider During Practice Transition
If you ask a group of doctors the most important aspect of a practice Read more>
Returning Patient Balances: The Right Thing to Do
Author’s Note: I received an email not long ago from a dentist in my state Read more>
Should I Sell My Building with My Practice?
Often when we are hired to sell a dental practice, owners ask us if Read more>
It Can’t Be That Complicated
I once overheard a dentist say to one of his colleagues that selling a Read more>
When is the Best Time to List or Sell a Dental Practice?
Most of our ADS Dental Practice Transition Specialists have over 25 years of experience Read more>
The Hidden Investment Opportunity: Dental Practice Transitions
While speaking with a lender who does dental transition financing, he mentioned the great Read more>
Sustainability & The Dental Practice
I was recently asked to serve on the “sustainability task force” at my church. Read more>
Planning to Sell Your Practice on Your Own? Take This Test.
By Steve Jordan Before you try to sell your practice on your own, you need Read more>
10 Staff Considerations For A Smooth Transition
When sellers hit the twilight years of their practices between aggressive growth and the Read more>
The State of Practice Transitions in Today’s Market
Some of the frequent statements or questions I hear from dentists these days are Read more>
Breaking the News
When selling a practice, there are many issues that have to be addressed. One Read more>