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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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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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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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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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"My AFTCO Analyst is very professional and easy to work with. I enjoyed working with him on my second practice aquisition."

Julie A. Lohr, D.D.S.
Sioux City, IA

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Nathan F. Thompson, D.M.D.
Louisville, KY

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Lucas W. Merrell, D.D.S.
Landis, NC