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3 Things To Do Before Buying a Dental Practice

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Instead of starting a practice from scratch, you may feel that it is a better idea to buy a dental practice. Although many dentists opt to buy a dental practice already established for existing patients, success isn’t guaranteed with this approach. There are several things that you need to consider before you can buy a dental practice.

Below are some of the initial steps you should be taking.

  • Prepare Your Budget
    While making transactions, without developing a proper budget in advance, you are likely to make some terrible decisions. The chances are that you’ll have to take a loan to buy a dental practice. Factor in how much you spend on personal expenses, how much money you already have, and how much you’ll need to earn from the practice to be able to pay off your loans. This also means living within your means, keeping debt low.
  • Narrow Down to an Area
    This is more important than you think. It is crucial that you have a clear idea of where your new dental office should be to ensure that you don’t suffer any commute issues after making the transaction or finding the demographics of the area to be less pleasing than initially assumed. It is okay to have a few options of neighborhoods in your mind, but all of these areas should be close enough to your home so that you can commute conveniently on a daily basis. Moreover, consider the types of patients in the area, so you are serving patients you want to visit your office.  
  • Seek A Dental Broker
    This is where you take your first real step towards buying a dental practice. Chances are, any good dental practitioner who is planning to put up their dental business for sale is going to consult a dental broker. Hence, it would be best if you were doing the same. Not only will dental brokers be aware of all the dental practices that are already up for sale, but they’ll know any dentists who may be approaching retirement or might be considering adding an associate interested in buying their practice. This will give you a lot more options to choose from.

If you want to buy a dental practice, then consider reaching out to us at CTC Associates. We ensure the best deals at buying and selling dental practices in Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii and will help you according to your requirements.

Posted on Jan 25, 2021
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