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Purchase a Practice vs. Startup

Starting up a new dental practice is an extremely risky venture as a result of increased competition and an unpredictable economy. A dentist would be wise to consider purchasing an existing dental practice instead of starting a new one from scratch.
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The Debt Dilemma

In order to earn more money, you have to invest in yourself by getting an education. Yes, there are distinct parallels between the amount of education you receive and the amount of money you can make over your earning lifetime. However, education costs money, and you don't have money, so what do you do?
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Education Results in Debt, Debt Service Requires Income, Income Requires Debt

There's an old maxim, "There are two ways to get rich in this world, either be born rich or marry rich". If you are rich you don't need to read this article, but if you count yourself among the less fortunate millions (not dollars but people), then this article is for you.
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How does the average annual production per patient ("AAPPP") number effect the value of a dental practice?

The lower the current AAPPP is for a general dental practice, the better the potential growth exists for this practice...
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What % should clinical supplies be for a general dental practice?

Clinical supply expenses indicate good business acumen or sloppy oversight...
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What makes a potentially good transaction go bad?

There are many different reasons for what seems like a perfect transaction to go bad.
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Client Testimonials

"My AFTCO Analyst was very personal and attentive to the needs and negations of both parties. He was very instrumental in the process, I had a lot of questions in which he took his time to answer or if he did not know the answer would get back in contact with me very quickly after he found out. I would definitely recommend working with him. My first impression of my AFTCO Analyst was that he looked very young and he was just another broker trying to make a sale, that was not the case at all, he is very knowledgeable and guided me through the transition process better than some of these brokers who have way more years in the field. Thank you very much my AFTCO Analyst and I look forward to working with you again and buying more practices."

Martial I. LaVant, D.D.S.
Glendale, AZ

"My AFTCO analyst was the perfect analyst for this transition. He knew first-hand the world of transitioning between practice buyer and owner. Because he is a dentist, I was much more comfortable working with him. He is very knowledgeable about the dental and business aspect of this field. Thank you for all of your help."

Cheryl C. Johnson, D.D.S.
Abilene, TX

"My AFTCO Analyst and I grew a relationship over several meetings. He gained the trust of my wife and myself over this time. He really took the time and energy to get to know me, my personality, my abilities and goals. Using this, he brought me information on practices that he thought would be a good fit. I really appreciate his diligence and dedication to me throughout the process."

Chapin Densmore, D.D.S.
Kirkland, WA