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How do you decide whether to complete an immediate or deferred sale?

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. See More

Should I sign an offer to purchase that contains an "Exclusive Negotiating Period"?

No, never! See More

What makes a potentially good transaction go bad?

There are many different reasons for what seems like a perfect transaction to go bad. See More

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. See More

Can a doctor who has been an associate with one practice his entire career (at the time, 18 years) possess and own his own goodwill and be able to sell it?

Absolutely. Goodwill is the relationship between the doctor and the patient. Practice ownership is not an issue. The patients don't go to a doctor because that doctor owns or does not own the practice. See More

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... See More

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. See More

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. See More

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... See More

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... See More
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Client Testimonials

"My AFTCO Analyst and I grew a relationship over several meetings. He gained the trust of my wife and myself over this time. He really took the time and energy to get to know me, my personality, my abilities and goals. Using this, he brought me information on practices that he thought would be a good fit. I really appreciate his diligence and dedication to me throughout the process."

Chapin Densmore, D.D.S.
Kirkland, WA

"AFTCO made the difficult process of selling my practice very simple, and helped me in every phase along the way. My AFTCO Analysts were very nice to work with, were as attentive as could be, and always available to discuss any hiccups along the way. They made everything very simple for me, in other words, THEY did all the work, and this was a BIG bonus for me, as other companies wanted ME to do all the work, and pay them to evaluate my practice. Overall, I would gladly, and enthusiastically recommend anyone I know to work with AFTCO on buying or selling a practice."

George F. Kirkland III, D.D.S.
Durham, NC

"My AFTCO Analyst was very helpful to work with. This was my first purchase of a dental practice and he walked me through the process step by step. He was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and the sale went smoothly. All the help I received from him during this process was well worth the small fee to me as the buyer. I would have spent far more on a private broker to help with the sale. Overall working with AFTCO made this stressful process much more manageable."

Benjamin L. Byrd, D.D.S.
Kellogg, ID

"My AFTCO Analyst seemed to be caring and looked out for me. What was impressive to me that she was available to me at any time, day or night, weekday or weekend. I enjoyed working with her and felt safe to put my practice in her hands."

Laudan A. Adkinson, D.M.D.
Chester, SC