Client Testimonials

"My AFTCO analyst is the best. His integrity is the tops and his availability is amazing."

John C. Sanders, D.D.S.
Pickerington, OH

"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

"I am most pleased with AFTCO's services and would recommend anyone considering selling their practice to speak with my AFTCO Analyst."

Michelle Morrow, D.M.D.
Dawsonville, GA

"My AFTCO Analyst has been exceptional to work with. I couldn't have been more pleased."

John M. Burd, D.M.D.
Mint Hill, NC

Closing Announcements

Anthony R. Bielkie, D.D.S. has acquired the practice of Neil C. Manczak, D.D.S.
- Saint Clair Shores, MI

Llewellyn Powell, D.M.D. has acquired the practice of Walker J. Swaney, D.D.S And Mike Huggins, DMD
- Southhaven, MS

Rachna Dogra, D.D.S. and Neelu P. Parmar, D.D.S. have acquired the practice of Stephanie Shuman-Markel, D.D.S.
- Matawan, NJ

Brett T. Ward, D.D.S. has acquired the practice of William D. Booth, D.D.S.
- Buffalo, MO

Featured Articles

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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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.
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Lifetime Income Potential From Dentistry

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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What is a professional corporation and can it own a dental practice and/or its goodwill?

A professional corporation is a State chartered and regulated business entity formed for the purpose of conducting a business (or professional practice)...
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How does the average annual production per patient ("AAPPP") number effect the value of a dental practice?

The lower the current AAPPP is for a general dental practice, the better the potential growth exists for this practice...
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How much would you adjust (lower) an appraisal for a dental office located in a shopping center?

I don't believe there is anything wrong with a shopping center location (unless it is runned down and there is no major grocery store tenant)...
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