Client Testimonials

"My AFTCO Analyst worked as fast as he could to fairly evaluate my practice. All of my questions were always answered. My AFTCO Analyst followed up on details until the sale was completed. I would recommend him to any seller of a practice without hesitation."

Richard Cauley, D.D.S.
Big Spring, TX

"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

"I am happy with the support provided and information offered to me by my practice analyst during and after practice transition."

Anna Ellerin, D.D.S.
Westwood, NJ

"My AFTCO Analyst has been exceptional to work with. I couldn't have been more pleased."

John M. Burd, D.M.D.
Mint Hill, NC

Featured Articles

New Dentist Purchaser Suggestions

If you are considering acquiring a dental practice, keep in mind the following thoughts and suggestions as you proceed:
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Hiring an Associate without a Contract

We are oftentimes asked if it would not be prudent to hire an associate, practice together for a while and then if both parties decide they like each other, draw up a contract at that time. The purpose is to discover more about the other party before making any long-term commitments. This is probably the most widely used approach by dentists, and unfortunately, the most often abused.
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It's Not a Problem Until It’s a Problem

Years ago, you decided it was time to “take in an associate”. You interviewed a few candidates and before long you met the ideal associate for your practice. Of course, you didn’t know whether or not “things would work out”, so you both decided to work together for awhile without a written contract. There is no sense in spending money on a contract until you knew for sure that this was the right candidate. After all, you are both professionals, what is there to worry about?
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Is Goodwill considered to be a marital asset for divorce purposes?

It has been determined in several previous court cases that goodwill was not a marital asset.
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What should the overhead percentage be for a general dental 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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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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