Buying a Dental Practice: There is More to it Than Price. Recorded Live at Townie Meeting!

Townie Meeting 2014 Lecture Series
This course is part of Townie Meeting 2014 Lecture Series
Course Count: 16 Series View Cost: $225
Total Credits: 32 Series Credit Cost: +$225
Tim Lott, Buying a Dental Practice: There is More to it Than Price.  Recorded Live at Townie Meeting!
Speaker: Tim Lott
Category: Practice Transitions
Format: MP4 Video Released: 9/1/2014
Running Time: 1.5 hours Expiration Date: 7/1/2019
  5.0 (4 Reviews)
Review Date: 7/1/2016
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 556.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

The fee to view the entire series is $225. There is an additional fee of $225 to take all exams and claim CE credits for this series.


This presentation is designed to educate the prospective buyer on how to approach the financial due diligence aspect of buying a dental practice. You will learn what information you need to look at, how to piece the information together and how to analyze that information to formulate an offer. You will also learn some of the other aspects of the purchase process so you will be prepared when you locate a practice you want to purchase. Recorded Live at Townie Meeting 2014!

Description of Speaker:
Tim Lott is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and a CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) as a Partner with Naden/Lean, LLC, a Professional services and CPA firm with a specific concentration in the dental industry. He has worked with dental professionals for 30 years. In addition to traditional CPA services, he advises his clients on practice performance, practice transitions, business finances, personal finances, budgeting and planning. He is the main contributor to the award-winning Dental CPA Blog, which is popular with dentists across the country. During the past 10 years Lott has increased his focus on buyer representation. On almost any given day he is involved in more than a dozen practice transitions (on behalf of buyers) all over the country.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • What information they'll need to properly evaluate the opportunity
  • How to assess the asking price
  • How to assess the performance of the practice
  • How to identify the strengths & weakness of the practice and how that impacts price

The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of her family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program. he does declare that he does have a financial interest in being an accountant to dental professionals.

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5.0  (4 Total Reviews)
4 people would recommend this course to a friend.
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9/14/2016 5:21:43 AM
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provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
Provider ID# 304396
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ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 2 hours of verifiable CPD.

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To reap the full benefits of this CE course, the presenters (Howie Horrocks and Mark Dilatush) have agreed to create a marketing plan specifically tailored to your practice and your specific market area. Having your marketing plan printed and open while you view the course material, will greatly individualize your learning experience.
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