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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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Don’t Be a Left-over Fractured Root Tip! Ensure a Smooth Dental Practice Transition

Friday, June 14th, 2024
by Barry Farrell, MBA

When it comes dental practice transitions, do not become a left-over fractured root tip! Read more>

6 Things to Prepare Before Selling Your Dental Practice

Friday, June 14th, 2024
by Kevin Cooper, M.B.A.

Understanding how to sell a dental practice effectively and identifying the best ways to Read more>

Navigating Your First Dental Practice Purchase: Red Flags to Watch For

Monday, April 8th, 2024
by James Ackerman

As a young dentist on the cusp of buying your first dental practice, the Read more>

Dental Practice Due Diligence: What the Buyer Should Know About the Accounts Receivable and Patient Credits

Monday, April 8th, 2024
by Preston Lovelace, JD., MS

Due diligence is one of the most important jobs for dentists buying a practice Read more>

Five Trends that will Impact Dental Practice Transitions in 2024

Friday, December 8th, 2023
by Kevin Cooper, M.B.A.

As we step into 2024, five trends are emerging that may impact dental transitions Read more>

Don’t Leave Money on the Table: Benefits of Owning a Dental Practice vs Working for Someone Else

Friday, December 8th, 2023
by Lisa White

There are many compelling benefits of owning a dental practice and ensuring maximum earning Read more>

Understanding Insurance Credentialing in Dental Practice Transitions

Friday, September 29th, 2023
by Kevin Cooper, M.B.A.

The Role of Insurance Credentialing in Dental Practice Transitions Insurance credentialing is a ‘necessary Read more>

13 Reasons Why You Should Be Practicing Rural Dentistry

Friday, September 29th, 2023
by Adam Goldsmith

Big City Lights vs Small City Bites: Why You Should Consider Practicing Rural Dentistry Read more>

Preparing for Your Dental Practice Sale in 5 Years

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023
by Gary Schuab, MBA

Retiring and selling your dental practice is one of the most significant events in Read more>

Dental Student Loan Repayment Strategies for 2023-2024

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023
by Theodore C. Schumann, II, MBA, MSF, CFP®, AIF®, Partner at DBS Investment Advisers, LLC & DBS Dental Sales

After a delightful 3-year break from payments, as well as interest accrual on student Read more>

Avoid the “Potential” Pitfall When You Sell Your Dental Practice

Thursday, March 30th, 2023
by Kevin Cooper, M.B.A.

Selling a dental practice can be challenging and ensuring that you sell your dental Read more>

Creating an Employee Handbook for Dental Practices

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
by Preston Lovelace, JD., MS.

Most dental offices are not large enough to have a full-time human resources employee. Read more>

Should You Sell the Accounts Receivable in a Dental Practice Transition?

Thursday, February 9th, 2023
by Jed Esposito, MBA, CVA

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

Thursday, February 9th, 2023
by Adam Bratland

The odds of a dentist experiencing disability is a lot higher than most people Read more>

What is EBITDA?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023
by Christine Elliott

EBITDA – six letters that can make all the difference in your dental practice Read more>

Understanding Dental Practice Purchase Agreements

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023
by Ryan Brengman, J.D.

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?

Monday, December 5th, 2022
by Lisa White

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

Monday, December 5th, 2022
by Timothy Giroux, DDS

I have been a dental practice broker over 20 years now after owning a Read more>

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>

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>

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>

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>

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>

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>

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>

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>

Dental Practice Financing in a Post-COVID Economy

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

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

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>

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>

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>

10 Tips To Prepare for a Dental Practice Sale

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
by ADS Transitions

Use Downtime as an Opportunity to Add Value to Your Dental Practice Sale We 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>

What Do You Do After Dental School?

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
by ADS Transitions

Things to Consider After Dental School? After graduating from dental school, you’ll need to 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>

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)

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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>

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 Earl M. Douglas, DDS, MBA, BVAL

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

What to Consider When Hiring an Associate

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

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The Dental Practice Transition Period

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

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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 Read more>

How to Increase the Profits of Your Dental Practice Sale

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

There are many factors to be considered when attempting to increase the value of your Read more>

11 Steps to Evaluating a Dental Practice

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
by ADS Dental Transitions

Evaluating a dental practice for sale is a multi-step process. If steps are skipped, problems Read more>

Merging a Dental Practice Basics

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
by ADS - Practice Transitions Made Perfect (TM)

Nowadays you can almost assume that most dentists will have to go through the Read more>

Sell Your Practice Now and Stay on After the Sale

Monday, July 25th, 2011
by ADS Transitions

What if you could sell your practice and office space at the FAIR MARKET Read more>

The Best Reasons to Own

Monday, June 3rd, 2002
by Kevin Shea

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