Professional Transition Strategies
Professional Transition Strategies
A practice transition is not as simple as some doctors may believe. If not done correctly, it can be a very costly experience. Discover what to do in order to create a successful transition.
Professional Transition Strategies

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5 Considerations when Entering into a Dental Practice Merger
5 Considerations when Entering into a Dental Practice MergerMany scenarios exist under the  umbrella when joining dental practices. Most notably, are you merging with a practice so that you and the existing dentist partner together? Or are you merging with an established practice where the selling...  Read More
How to Manage Your Dental Student Loans ?
How to Manage Your Dental Student Loans While dentistry will most certainly be a lucrative career in the long run if you play your cards right, the harsh reality is that the average dental school debt is approximately $260K. Add to that an average of $220K in lost earnings plus interest, and a...  Read More
How Divorce Can Affect Your Dental Practice
How Divorce Can Affect Your Dental PracticeThe original version of this post appears on the Divorce can truly be a life-changing event, even when it comes to owning a dental practice. While no one plans on ending a marriage, it’s important to take precautions upfront in order to ensure your assets...  Read More
How to Manage Multiple Locations
The original version of this post appears on theYou’ve been bitten by the entrepreneurship bug and have started to wonder if purchasing additional dental practices is your next move. But first, you’ll need to understand what’s involved in owning multiple locations. Here’s how to get your gears...  Read More
How to Work Smarter, Not Harder at Your Dental Practice
How to Work Smarter, Not Harder at Your Dental PracticeThe original version of this post appears on the  Whether you’ve recently , everyone’s goal should be to work smarter, not harder to avoid potential burnout. Here’s how to make sure you’re getting the most out of the hours in your week, months,...  Read More
What To Do When Your Dental Practice Is Too Busy
 The original version of this post appears on the  Is your number of active patients—those who have visited the office in the last 18 months—more than 2,500 when 1,500 active patients is considered full capacity? Are you booked 80 percent of the time with a six-month advance? Then it may be time to...  Read More
Dental Practice Transitions, By The Numbers
You’ve kept up with the . Now it’s time to learn even more about the process by way of a cheat sheet broken down by the numbers.1,500Number of active patients considered full capacity for a single dentist. Any more, and it may be time to consider taking on an .680 Credit score that is favorable to...  Read More
Associateship versus Partnership: Which Is Right For You?
Bringing on an  to your dental practice should be done when the patient demand warrants it. But which is right for your dental practice? Here’s how to figure that out.Know your numbersThe number of active patients who visit the practice at least every 18 months is a clear indicator that it’s time...  Read More
How to Increase Production of Your Dental Practice
Whether you’re looking to sell your dental practice or just purchased one, increasing your production should be top of mind. Here are five ways to increase production of your dental practice both before or after a transition.Scope of servicesOne of the most efficient and profitable ways to grow...  Read More
How to Get a Better Deal on Your Business Loan
There’s room for negotiation in every step of the dental-practice-buying process, including when shopping for a business loan. A low interest rate, low fees, favorable payment schedule, and flexible or no-collateral security will all significantly enhance the benefits of your business loan. Here’s...  Read More
5 Reasons to Use a Professional Broker to Sell Your Practice
 to do the heavy lifting rather than attempting to add that task to your already full plate. In order to get the most of your sale, both financially and personally, there are other considerations that can affect the entire outcome of selling your practice. After all, your time is money.Focus on the...  Read More
How to Get a Return on Your Dental Practice Investment
Purchasing a dental practice is no easy task, but it’s only the beginning of the hard work you’ll need to do to see a return on your investment. Whether the practice is new or existing, opportunity cost should drive all your post-buying decisions. Here’s how you can ensure ROI is top of mind.Time...  Read More
4 Steps to Selling Your Dental Practice
4 Steps to Selling Your Dental PracticeA . Here are the steps you should take to sell your dental practice.Hire a brokerA  can perform these services at no charge.)Vet potential buyersA non-disclosure agreement is signed by every potential buyer who inquires about your practice, after which time a...  Read More
10 Steps to Buying a Dental Practice
10 Steps to Buying a Dental PracticeYou’re ready to start the dental practice buying process. But how? Before getting the keys turned over to you, there are a few steps you’ll need to follow first. Here’s what you can expect from the transition process.Get pre-qualifiedProviding your net income,...  Read More
5 Steps to a Pre-Retirement Plan
Any business owner will tell you  doesn’t happen overnight. A well-planned retirement from your dental practice can start as early as five years out. Here are some suggestions to help grease the wheels in the meantime.ValuationYou don’t need to wait until you’re ready to sell to start the ) in...  Read More
7 Changes to Make After a Dental Practice Transition
No two dental practice transitions are alike, but there is one hard-fast rule that buyers should follow across the board: Don’t make any changes after acquiring a practice for at least six months, no matter how , if you want to keep patients and staff happy. What’s more, it is to your benefit to...  Read More
How To Notify Your Patients of a Dental Practice Transition
A successful transition of a dental practice should always keep the best interest of the patients in mind. Financing and purchase price depend on patient retention after the sale, which is why notifying your patients needs to be done properly and in a timely manner. A properly crafted exit strategy...  Read More
3 Factors that Contribute to the “Goodwill” of Your Dental Practice
When looking to .Community statusWhen a dentist who has good standing in the community sells a practice, the goodwill of that practice is transferred over to the buyer. Ensuring a  starts before signing on the dotted line with the practice name, location, and brand awareness and marketing.Patient...  Read More
5 Ways to Ensure a Successful Dental Practice Transition
There’s more to a successful dental practice transition than signing on the dotted line. It is a benefit to both the  that the process is smooth in order to maintain a reputation while keeping patients and staff happy. Here’s how.Determine transition typeThe first step is for the  the practice over...  Read More
6 Considerations When Relocating Your Dental Practice
The old real estate adage of “location, location, location” also applies to your dental practice when considering a move. Whether you’ve outgrown your current space or are just looking for a change of scenery, there are other considerations you’ll want to make when looking to relocate your dental...  Read More
A purchase agreement is just one of the many contracts you’ll enter when purchasing a dental practice. While the amount of paperwork may seem daunting, it’s important to make sure all aspects are covered so there are no surprises after signing on the dotted line. Here are six types of agreements...  Read More
4 Sections of a Dental Practice Prospectus
When looking to , the information gathered for a prospectus is typically the same that is required by the bank. The key metrics used to appraise a practice are generally agreed upon in the practice’s specialty and include the following.Practice descriptionThis includes a biography of the selling...  Read More
6 Ways to Lower Your Dental Practice Overhead
Regardless of whether or not you’re looking to sell your dental practice, lowering your overhead is always in your best interest. Changes can be thought of from an expense perspective and production point of view. Here, we recommend where to make some smart cuts, big and small.StaffingA change in...  Read More
6 Factors when Valuating a Dental Practice
The process of valuating a dental practice before selling is not only necessary for the  is best. Here is what you can expect to provide during that process.UpgradesShould you ? Yes, if selling within five years; no, if selling within a shorter amount of time. Upgrades can be as small as getting...  Read More
How to Assemble Your Team of Advisors
Whether you’re looking to purchase an existing dental practice or start your own, assembling a team of advisors to help guide you through every step of the process will ensure the success of your business is established from the beginning. As with any team, you’re only as strong as your weakest...  Read More
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