Most doctors will practice an average of 35 years. The number of years a doctor ultimately practices, multiplied by the income he or she earns over that period, equals Lifetime Income. A doctor’s Lifetime Income will be greatly affected by career decisions that may include buying a practice, joining a practice as an associate, or for those real risk-takers, starting a new practice from scratch. But are all of these career choices equally wise? Which has the greatest impact on the doctor's Lif
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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.
Sell now or build to sell? Sell for present value or sell for future value? Commit now, but defer the actual sale until later? Take cash or fund your pension plan with the value of your practice? These are just a few important considerations for a dentist who is thinking and planning for the future.
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