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Should a Recent Graduate buy a $1,000,000 Practice?

A recent dental graduate had an opportunity to purchase a large practice (over $1,000,000 of annual gross income) in his chosen area. The practice represented a once in a lifetime opportunity that would place him years ahead of all his classmates, in both practice size and income. The current owner wanted to change careers and would continue to practice two days a week for a few years while building a new and different business.
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Recognizing Good Decisions From Bad Decisions

You will have a finite, but indeterminate number of years that you will practice dentistry. Whether you work until you die or become disabled, or quit because of illness or just plain burnout, you have a finite number of years to practice. It’s just that we can’t see how many years that will be as you start out on your career path.
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A Diamond in the Rough

Ask a recent dental graduate for a description of the practice he or she would like to purchase and you will hear, “I want a high quality crown and bridge practice, in the best area of town, where I can do my kind of work on my kind of patients.” For that matter, it would be amazing if a purchaser ever had a different response. Vanity is usually the reason he or she wants to purchase this kind of practice, but is it really the best opportunity?
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What should the overhead percentage be for a general practice?

When you recognize the clinical and management compensation as an overhead expense, the overhead percentage should be 80% to 85% of annual gross collections for a well run general dental practice.
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Why should I pay AFTCO a fee to buy a dental practice?

Just read the following letter sent to us by a dentist who chose to work with a unilateral, seller broker and see his results...
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What is "Fair Market Value" and how does it apply to the valuation of a professional practice?

The most widely used method for determining practice value is fair market value. The commonly accepted definition of fair market value is the price which a professional practice would produce, allowing reasonable time to find a purchaser, with both buyer and seller having access to full disclosure of information about each other.
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Client Testimonials

"My AFTCO Analyst was very helpful and knowledgeable to me as a buyer and also to the seller."

Larry W. Rains, D.D.S.
Wichita Falls, TX

"Buying a practice can be a scary thing. My AFTCO analyst answered all of my questions and concerns and was dedicated to getting me into the right practice."

Kyle S. Scott, D.D.S.
Tempe, AZ

"My AFTCO Analyst was very knowledgeable and helpful. He made sure that I got all of the help I needed during the transaction by providing me with multiple referrals. He also did a great job explaining the process and answered all of my questions. I would recommend AFTCO to anyone who asks."

Thunga Nguyen, D.D.S.
Baton Rouge, LA