DENTAL PRACTICE TRANSITION ARTICLES: MOST RECENT

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 documents is an Offer to Purchase (OTP). This signed document lays out the price, terms, transition, and real estate (if applicable) of a practice being sold. Recently, we’ve seen buyers increasingly use a Letter of Intent (LOI) to make the offer, […]

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 cope with the possibility of death by ignoring it, which leads to a lack of preparation when the inevitable happens. In any given year, 10-40% of our dental practice transitions are the result of an unexpected death or disability, and less […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Use a Broker

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

Many of us have probably heard from individuals who think sellers don’t need a practice broker to sell their dental practice. That is one side of the story, but in this case, it really pays to hear both sides. To that end, let’s look at the advantages of using a practice broker. Brokers have the […]

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 severe, but it has revealed some unexpected opportunities for many dental practices. You’re most likely well into the recovery of your practice because of one simple truth…people need dental care. That fortunate fact means your profits, while taking a hit in […]

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. It spins around and around, and once it gets to the end, it starts back at the beginning. Like the 70’s Rock Band, The Clash simply put it in the 1982 top 40 hit, “Should I Stay, or Should I Go”? […]

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 that employment of dental assistants will “grow 25% from 2012 to 2022.”1 You’ve probably already witnessed the growth and demand for quality-trained dental assistants. But have you ever considered how you could utilize your practice as a training facility? Depending on […]

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 or part of their practice to another dentist. The seller either retires shortly after, or phases themselves out over a period of time. Other names to describe a practice transition include: buy-out, associate buy-in, partnership, or practice sale. But, the transition […]

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 the practice transition process. As a quick refresher, the total sale price of a dental practice is typically allocated in some part to goodwill, equipment, and supplies. Each of which carries with it its own tax consequences for both the buyer […]

The Smart Money is Buying Dental Practices Now!

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

“Goldman Sachs raised its forecast for 2021 US gross-domestic product growth to 6.8% from 6.6%” 1 “Small Businesses Finally See Positive Outlook for Economic Recovery in 2021” 2 “The Economy Is Improving Faster Than Expected, the U.S. Budget Office Says” 3 U.S. Economy Is Expected to Reach Pre-Pandemic Peak by Mid-2021 4 We had the […]

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 add an additional location; the options for financing today have never been this 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 Administration (SBA) […]

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