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Satellite Economics

The next best thing to a practice merger then is to purchase an existing practice in another area and operate it as a satellite office.

Straight Talk and Myth-Busters for New Dentists

You are either ready to graduate from dental school, or you have recently graduated, and now it’s time to think about what you should do for the rest of your life. You have probably talked to a lot of other people in the dental business for advice, and have gotten a plethora of answers, and some for questions that you may not have known to ask! This type of advice that you get is usually as good as the price you pay for it. People can tell you what they think based on their own experience, but t

Entrepreneurial Success: The Ten Year Plan

There is an old maxim, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” No one knows just how long they will practice dentistry. It could be one year, ten years or fifty years, no one knows. A normal practice lifetime for a dentist is usually around thirty to thirty-five years, and we each like to think that this applies to ourselves. However, the vicissitudes of life are such that no one would even try to predict this; we just have to leave things to fate. We can’t do anything about the number of years

The Hidden Cost of Bad Advice

“You can’t judge a book by its cover” is a well known adage that acts as a warning to look deeper into an advisor’s hidden agenda before buying into their advice. Usually free advice is worth exactly what you paid for it because the advice may or may not apply to you, your life or your objectives.

But the Practice for Merger is Over-Priced!

There are some dentists and their advisors who worry more about the seller benefits, and lose sight of the immediate and long term benefits for the purchaser. Dentists have turned down buying a practice because their advisors told them it was overpriced by as little as ten or twenty thousand dollars, and they lost the millions of dollars of income they could have made over the next twenty to thirty years of practice.

My Pension Fund Took a Beating So I Can't Afford to Sell Now!

Many of us have lived long enough to know that there are times that can be good… and times that can be bad. Some people have made as much money in bad times as they have made during the good times. It is often just a matter of perspective. Is the glass half-full… or half-empty? Are you looking for opportunities or excuses? The difference can make all the difference in your life, and your Quality of Life.

Education Results in Debt, Debt Service Requires Income, Income Requires Debt

There's an old maxim, "There are two ways to get rich in this world, either be born rich or marry rich". If you are rich you don't need to read this article, but if you count yourself among the less fortunate millions (not dollars but people), then this article is for you.

Practice Values Are At An All-Time High!

Don’t listen to the doomsayers… dental practices are selling for higher prices than ever. It’s all a matter of knowing how to market a dental practice in this environment.

Locating the Right Practice for You

Choosing Economics over Geography

But I Can't Give Up Control

Describing the benefits of AFTCO’s programs for the first time to a dentist is always a fun experience for an AFTCO analyst because the doctor begins to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and it is not a train! We offer programs that provide real freedom and quality of life to doctors who have spent most of their lives in the extremely labor intensive business of dentistry.



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Client Testimonials

"My AFTCO Analyst was very personal and attentive to the needs and negations of both parties. He was very instrumental in the process, I had a lot of questions in which he took his time to answer or if he did not know the answer would get back in contact with me very quickly after he found out. I would definitely recommend working with him. My first impression of my AFTCO Analyst was that he looked very young and he was just another broker trying to make a sale, that was not the case at all, he is very knowledgeable and guided me through the transition process better than some of these brokers who have way more years in the field. Thank you very much my AFTCO Analyst and I look forward to working with you again and buying more practices."

Martial I. LaVant, D.D.S.
Glendale, AZ

"Our AFTCO Analyst helped us identify a purchaser that was not only willing and able to purchase, but one that was going to be a great match for the team and the patients. She kept the purchase process moving ahead smoothly."

Mary L. King, D.D.S.
Wilmington, NC

"My AFTCO Analyst's professional and genuine interest in my practice transition made the process very easy. I felt very fortunate to have his guidance throughout the entire process. I would recommend my AFTCO Analyst highly."

John S. Taylor, D.D.S.
Henderson, TX

"I worked with my AFTCO Analyst on a practice where she represented a deceased dentist. My AFTCO Analyst did an amazing job in selling the practice in a timely manner. She is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of a dental practice acquisition. I would recommend my AFTCO Analyst to anyone who wanted to purchase or sell a dental practice."

Michael L. Greenbaum, D.D.S.
Great Neck, NY