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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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The Hidden Cost of Bad Advice

“You can’t judge a book by its cover” is a well known adage that acts as a warning to look deeper into an advisor’s hidden agenda before buying into their advice. Usually free advice is worth exactly what you paid for it because the advice may or may not apply to you, your life or your objectives.
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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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I am considering buying a general dental practice where the lab expenses are only 4% of collections. What should laboratory expenses be?

Laboratory expenses are very telling as to what is being done in a practice and what is not...
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What should office rent be as a percentage of gross collections for a general dental practice?

Office rent should be in the area of 4% of gross practice gross revenues...
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