Client Testimonials

"As a first time buyer with not a lot of prior experience in not only purchasing a practice, but also running one, I was in need of some help. When I met my AFTCO Analyst, he not only showed me practices that fit my needs, but he also provided invaluable advice on which ones would be the best choices for me and my goals. His expertise from his experiences of not only running his own dental practice, but also his input of his successes and failures was invaluable in not only my purchase but also my transition into getting my new practice going."

Apolonio A. Lirio, D.M.D.
Sarasota, FL

"Having AFTCO Analysts like mine is the reason your company will thrive. At first meeting with her, you feel as if you are in good hands. She's knowledgeable about what is going on and guides you through the process. She's up front about everything and is there to help you get what you want. Thank you."

Teresa Bijak, D.M.D.
Manville, NJ

"My AFTCO contact could not have been better. Your rep is most excellent. Thank you."

Robert L. Bell, D.D.S.
Topeka, KS

"AFTCO helped me throughout the whole process. Being new to owning a dental practice, my AFTCO Analyst guided me through my first transition and was very informative about all the steps to have a successful transition. From insurance to business needs, any question was answered timely, and if not, he would figure it out for me by getting the necessary contacts together. My AFTCO Analyst went the extra mile day or night to answer my questions. I would recommend AFTCO and look forward to working with AFTCO in the future."

Remal M. Patel, D.M.D.
St Petersburg, FL

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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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Questions about AFTCO's Dentistics

The data source for Dentistics is the database of dentists in the U.S. maintained by AFTCO and the demographics are supplied by the U.S. government census bureau, etc.
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Can the existing owner of a practice offer to "buy" a restrictive covenant from the associate with no contract?

Absolutely. The best thing the owner of a practice can do when he wants to sell his practice (and has an associate with no contract working in the practice) is to offer to pay $5000 or $10,000 to the associate as consideration for a restrictive covenant that can be transferred to a new purchaser.
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Dentistics

Dentists + Statistics = Dentistics! Were you ever curious about what the ratio of dentists to patients in an area was? Or the ratio of specialists to general dentists? Find out this and more with AFTCO Dentistics!

Loan Amortization Calculator

This loan amortization calculator shows you the breakdown between principal and interest in your loan payments. Each calculation shows you amortization tables with complete amortization schedules for the loan.

Demographics Search

Thinking about a change of scenery? Find out everything you need to know with complete demographics including income and housing reports, occupation and employment reports and much more!

Dental Alumni Search

Ever wonder what happened to your dental classmates? Find them now with the AFTCO Dental Alumni Search. Choose your school and year of graduation for search results.