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If you’re looking to buy or sell a dental practice, our article resources can help you be more informed on all aspects of the transition process, from practice management and valuations to taxes and financial planning.

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Tactful Tips for Announcing a Dental Practice Transition

Thursday, September 8th, 2022
by Preston Lovelace, JD, MS

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

Thursday, September 8th, 2022
by Theodore C. Schumann II MBA, MSF, CFP, AIF, Partner

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?

Monday, July 25th, 2022
by Timothy Giroux, DDS

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

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022
by Kevin Cooper, M.B.A.

Contracts, and the negotiations that surround them, are a significant part of the dental Read more>

Should You Build or Buy a Dental Practice?

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022
by Peter J. Ackerman, CPA, CVA

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

Thursday, March 31st, 2022
by Gary Schaub, MBA

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

Thursday, March 31st, 2022
by Doug Sellan, Lauren Holt, CPA

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.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
by Alan C. Hill, CPA and Lauren Holt, CPA

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

Monday, February 21st, 2022
by Tim G. Giroux DDS

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?

Monday, February 21st, 2022
by Timothy G. Giroux, DDS

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.

Friday, January 21st, 2022
by Timothy G. Giroux

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

Friday, January 21st, 2022
by Timothy G. Giroux

Recently, a retiring doctor perused the website of a large and trusted dental insurance Read more>

Hey Young Dentists, Get out of the City!

Friday, January 21st, 2022
by Timothy G. Giroux

In the 20 years I have been involved in dental practice transitions, never has Read more>

Determining the Listing Price of a Dental Practice

Friday, January 21st, 2022
by Timothy G. Giroux

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.

Friday, January 21st, 2022
by Timothy G. Giroux

Mergers are unquestionably the best return on investment you can make. The success of Read more>

Dental Practice for Sale by Owner

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
by Doug Sellan

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.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
by ADS Transitions

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?

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
by Earl M. Douglas, DDS

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

Saturday, November 6th, 2021
by Thomas Wolff

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?

Saturday, November 6th, 2021
by Christine Elliott

Do you know the value of your dental practice if something were to happen Read more>

Due Diligence: What does it mean?

Saturday, November 6th, 2021
by ADS Transitions

Due diligence is a phrase becoming more commonly used by buyers in the market. Read more>

How to Combat the 2021 Hiring Struggle

Friday, September 10th, 2021
by ADS Dental Transitions

Many dental offices are finding it harder than ever to find long-term (or even Read more>

Understanding How Dental Practices are Valued

Friday, September 10th, 2021
by John M. Cahill, MBA

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?

Friday, September 10th, 2021
by Doug Sellan

What is a DSO? A DSO (dental service organization) contract with dental practices and Read more>

Understanding the Offer to Purchase Document

Thursday, July 8th, 2021
by Kevin Cooper, MBA

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

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
by Preston Lovelace, JD., MS.

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

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
by Earl Douglas, DDS

Many of us have probably heard from individuals who think sellers don't need a Read more>

Post-Pandemic Profitability

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
by ADS Transitions

The pandemic’s impact on the dental industry and business as a whole has been Read more>

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Friday, May 21st, 2021
by Doug Sellan

Life is like a record album for those who remember what that actually is. Read more>

An After-Hour Training Opportunity

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
by ADS Transitions

Using your practice as a Dental Assisting School The U.S. Bureau of Labor projects Read more>

The Win-Win Practice Transition

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
by James Ackerman

The classic definition of a dental practice transition is when a doctor sells all Read more>

Additional Practice Transition Tax Planning Strategies

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
by Ted Schumann II and John Looby, CPA

Hello Again, Our last article was dedicated to the basics of tax considerations in Read more>

The Smart Money is Buying Dental Practices Now!

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
by Timothy G. Giroux, DDS

Investing in a Dental Practice is a Smart Investing Move The United States had Read more>

Financing for Dental Practices Today

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
by Doug Sellan from PMA Practice Transitions

Whether you are a first-time practice owner or someone looking to expand, relocate or Read more>

The Cost of Dental Practice Valuation

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
by Jed Esposito, MBA, CVA

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

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
by Ted Schumann II and John Looby, CPA

Consider the Tax Consequences When Buying and Selling a Dental Practice Calculating dental practice Read more>

Expecting the Unexpected: Plans for protecting your practice

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
by Steve and Tom Wolff

It seems that many businesses and organizations are asking members to focus on what Read more>

Your Multimillion-Dollar Decision

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
by Earl M. Douglas, DDS, MBA, BVAL

If you’re a dental student or new graduate, you’re going to be faced with Read more>

State of the Practice Recovery

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
by ADS Transitions

While economic recovery is progressing in the right direction, its slower pace is a Read more>

Now What?

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

This article by ADS member Earl Douglas will be featured in the October issue Read more>

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 Read more>

When to Start Planning to Sell Your Dental Practice

Monday, August 10th, 2020
by Doug Sellan

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

Thursday, June 11th, 2020
by ADS Transitions

Whether you’re looking to transition and sell your practice or you are interested in Read more>

What an ADS Transitions Consultant Brings to the Table

Thursday, June 11th, 2020
by Kevin Cooper, MBA

Buying or selling a dental practice is a significant undertaking. It can be overwhelming Read more>

Surviving the Pandemic: Does Your Practice Have a Pulse?

Thursday, June 11th, 2020
by Earl Douglas, DDS

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

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

One thing for certain in our industry, nobody could have foreseen the impact and Read more>

Will COVID-19 Affect Practice Value?

Monday, May 4th, 2020
by Lisa Radman White

These are unprecedented times with dental offices closed for weeks and social distancing. Sadly, Read more>

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 Read more>

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 Read more>

Use Downtime as an Opportunity to Add Value

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
by ADS Transitions

We are often asked by potential dental practice sellers what they need to do Read more>

Infection Protection in The Practice

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
by ADS Transitions

“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

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
by

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

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
by

What are DSOs? DSOs actually go by a number of different names: Dental Service Read more>

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 Read more>

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 Read more>

Change You Can Believe In

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
by Max Wilson

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?

Friday, August 30th, 2019
by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

If you are healthy and just want more free time, you are fortunate to Read more>

How to Start a Successful Dental Practice

Monday, August 12th, 2019
by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

WHAT THEY DIDN’T TEACH YOU IN DENTAL SCHOOL Most of us graduated from Dental Read more>

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 Read more>

Successful Practice Transitions

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
by Gary Schaub

Dental practice buyers and sellers may think that a sale is complete when the Read more>

Maximizing Your (Huge) Investment

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

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?

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
by Jeremy Brown

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

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

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

Tuesday, 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 Read more>

When Behavior Defies Logic

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

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)

Friday, December 30th, 2016
by Peter J. Ackerman

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!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

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?

Friday, November 4th, 2016
by Jed Esposito

ANY DENTIST LOOKING INTO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE (CRE) for his or her dental practice should Read more>

Dental Practice Valuations Unplugged

Monday, November 2nd, 2015
by Jeremy Brown

Dentists (sellers and purchasers), bankers. and brokers all want to know the value of Read more>

Confidentiality: You Need It

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
by Lisa Radman White

“If you are a general dentist, the last thing you want is for your Read more>

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 Read more>

Case Study: Transfer of Accounts Receivable, with a Wrinkle

Saturday, August 1st, 2015
by Fred Heppner

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

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

Suppose that when you begin your dental career that you will have to check Read more>

The Value of Goodwill

Sunday, February 1st, 2015
by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

Frank Brown, JD, LLM Every viable dental practice has goodwill. Good will refers to Read more>

What to Consider When Hiring an Associate

Sunday, January 18th, 2015
by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

tudent loan debts, desire for work/life balance, and the benefits of a colleague in Read more>

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 Read more>

10 Statistics Every Dental Practice Owner Should Review Daily

Friday, November 21st, 2014
by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

Dr. Joseph was a happy man when he sold his practice. His practice appeared Read more>

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 Read more>

Returning Patient Balances: The Right Thing to Do

Monday, August 18th, 2014
by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

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?

Monday, July 28th, 2014
by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

Often when we are hired to sell a dental practice, owners ask us if Read more>

It Can’t Be That Complicated

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

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?

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

Most of our ADS Dental Practice Transition Specialists have over 25 years of experience Read more>

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 Read more>

Sustainability & The Dental Practice

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

I was recently asked to serve on the “sustainability task force” at my church. Read more>