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Doctors are People Too

An accountant recently wrote an article appearing in a dental magazine suggesting that all dentists should plan to work at least five years beyond their planned retirement date...
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Selling My Practice Myself

Dr. Do-It-Yourself has been attempting to sell his dental practice for the past eighteen months. He is determined not to use a professional firm to sell his practice. He dislikes the idea of paying a fee for this service even if it saves him time and he will ultimately receive more money from the sale. He feels that people in a fee for service business are living off other peoples’ honest, hard-working labor. He is not going to let anyone else make any money from the sale of his dental practice!
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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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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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What is the rule of 72’s?

This is a compounding rule applied to interest and used to determine how many years it takes for an investment to double in value in a tax deferred environment...
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Should I sign an offer to purchase that contains an "Exclusive Negotiating Period"?

No, never!
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Closing Announcements

Jay K. Kansal, D.M.D. has joined the practice of Alan S. Horlick, D.D.S.
- Acworth, GA

Aaron D. Wright, D.M.D. has acquired the practice of LeAnn M. Winter, D.D.S.
- Everett, WA

Rupal A. Patel, D.D.S. has acquired the practice of Gerald W. Malis, D.D.S.
- Rolling Meadows, IL

Client Testimonials

"My transition was most professional. My AFTCO Analyst patiently worked with my situation and found the absolute perfect practitioner to assume my practice. I feel very fortunate this worked out so well for me, my family, patients, and the new doctor."

Michael G. Justice, D.D.S.
Asheville, NC

"My AFTCO Analyst was absolutely a joy to work with. His professionalism and experience were much needed in what turned out to be anything but a routine sale. I would recommend AFTCO to any of my colleagues."

Paul D. Ellington, D.D.S.
Potomac Falls, VA

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Anthony J. Parker, D.D.S.
Chicago, IL