Client Testimonials

"My AFTCO Analysts were extremely professional, available, supportive, and knowledgeable throughout the whole process. If I hear of anyone selling their practice, I wouldn't hesitate to refer them to AFTCO."

Ronald I. Lefton, D.D.S.
Virginia Beach, VA

"AFTCO was there every step of the way to make sure all deadlines were met."

Valerie A. Drake, D.D.S.
Harlingen, TX

"The whole experience went very well, rapid, very professional. I would use my AFTCO Analyst again which to me is the best compliment."

Edmund E. Rahal Jr., D.M.D.
Valrico, FL

"Overall it was a great experience. My AFTCO Analyst was very knowledgeable about the process from start to finish. He also put us in contact with people to help us move the process along. The due diligence that was given to us for the practice we purchased allowed us to analyze and make the decision of purchasing much easier. We look forward to working with My AFTCO Analyst and AFTCO again in the future."

Jeff McGee
Tucson, AZ

Closing Announcements

Gerald W. Wesley, D.D.S. has acquired the practice of Michael G. Behnan, D.D.S.
- Clinton Township, MI

Richard A. Boehm, D.D.S. has acquired the practice from the estate of Stanley K. Brady, D.D.S.
- Lebanon, TN

David S. Phillips, D.D.S. and Amy J. Cook, D.D.S. have merged their practices
- Auburn, WA

John W. Hooker, D.D.S. has acquired the practice of John P. Goodman, D.D.S.
- Greensboro, NC

Featured Articles

It’s Time to Grow Out of Solo Economic Dependency

Since you are reading this article, it's safe to assume that you have a pretty successful practice. You are probably in your mid-to-late thirties or forties, and your practice is grossing in the mid-six figures. You should be feeling pretty secure, comfortable and pleased by your success. Maybe, however, you are wondering “So, what's next?”
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Practice Merger Questions & Answers

What is a practice merger? A practice merger is a transaction where one doctor sells his/her practice to another established doctor in the same area and merge the practices together in one office.
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It's Not a Problem Until It’s a Problem

Years ago, you decided it was time to “take in an associate”. You interviewed a few candidates and before long you met the ideal associate for your practice. Of course, you didn’t know whether or not “things would work out”, so you both decided to work together for awhile without a written contract. There is no sense in spending money on a contract until you knew for sure that this was the right candidate. After all, you are both professionals, what is there to worry about?
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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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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...
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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.
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