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Quality of Life Scheduling

Quality of Life... the ultimate goal of each and every dentist. What is it? Well, it’s different for every dentist but, basically, it can be described as doing dentistry because you want to, doing only those procedures you enjoy, and doing them only on those patients you wish to treat, and only when you want! This is also referred to as “freedom.” Most doctors would prefer to spend less time in the office (rather than more time).
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How Much is it going to Cost Me?

It’s interesting to note how many doctors worry more about the fee they will pay for selling their dental practice than the net amount (after taxes) they will ultimately realize from the sale. We have seen doctors take fifty to sixty percent less than the actual value of their practice, and even others who walked away from their practice, just to avoid paying a fee for having it sold for them! The real question should be, of course, is how much money does a doctor lose by trying to sell his den
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I own my office building and I would like the purchaser to buy the building at the same time the practice is sold. Is this ok?

First of all, the practice may be selling for $800,000 and that is reasonable number for most purchasers to consider when starting out in practice...
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What is "Fair Market Value" and how does it apply to the valuation of a professional practice?

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.
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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.
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Closing Announcements

James G. Trantham IV, D.M.D. has acquired the practice of Everett C. Crouch Jr., D.D.S.
- Jacksonville, FL

Alan J. Brunelli, D.D.S. has acquired the practice of Randall L. Callison, D.D.S.
- Kaufman, TX

Obed Soto, D.D.S. and Abigail Soto, D.D.S. have acquired the practice of David E. Ferrell, D.D.S.
- El Paso, TX

Client Testimonials

"My AFTCO Analyst was extremely attentive, reassuring and ALWAYS responded to my concerns in a most rapid manner - very reassuring that I was a priority client."

Dale T. Jacobs, D.D.S.
Dallas, TX

"I found working with my AFTCO Analyst to be a true joy. He is knowledgeable, courteous, and he definitely goes the extra mile in helping make the process go as smoothly as possible. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him and will highly recommend him to anyone I come across who is looking for practice transition assistance."

Kenneth B. Rundle, D.D.S.
Highland, IN

"My AFTCO Analyst was totally professional in evaluating the value of my practice. After I agreed to list the practice for sale, he brought several well qualified candidates in to talk to me about acquiring my practice. Ultimately, the two dentists that ended up acquiring the practice couldn't have been a better fit. The negotiations went smoothly and ultimately I couldn't have been happier with the final outcome. I would definitely refer colleagues to AFTCO for the high quality service that they provide."

Jerome M. Usheroff, D.D.S.
Chicago, IL