Client Testimonials

"I had a great experience with AFTCO and my analyst. She walked me through each step and was very helpful in explaining the whole process. I highly recommend AFTCO, especially for first time owners."

Mohammadreza Nabavi, D.D.S.
Columbia, MD

"My AFTCO Analyst sent doctors who were really interested in my practice and there was no waste of my time. The contract was very fair to both buyer and seller."

Richard O. Garnes, D.D.S.
Winchester, VA

"My AFTCO Analyst was available, attentive and professional from the first contact to the close of the sale. Everything went very smoothly and my AFTCO Analyst made it happen for us!"

Guy C. Rosser, D.D.S.
Abilene, 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

Featured Articles

Purchase Options and Your Partner

Drs. A and B had practiced together for over twenty years and were very good friends. They were equal owners of a successful, incorporated practice. They had a “simple” (ambiguous) contract drafted by an attorney about ten years ago in which each doctor had an option to buy the practice of the other should either of them die. Three years later, Dr. A suddenly died of a heart attack.
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A Different Perspective on Dentistry

Dr. A was sixty-two years old and had been practicing dentistry for thirty-two years in a medium size town in middle Georgia. His practice was grossing about $900,000 a year. His children were married, his mortgage was paid, and he had a sizable amount of money put away in his pension plan. He felt a great deal of pride knowing that he had accomplished the ultimate “American Dream”.
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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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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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