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What to Expect When Selling a Dental Practice

Did you become a dentist with the idea of caring for patients instead of running a business? Do you have an opportunity to advance in your dental career that requires a move? Or are you looking to retire after a long career in dentistry?

Any of those scenarios could have you thinking of selling your dental practice to a dental service organization (DSO).

Selling a Dental Practice

If you’re contemplating the sale of your dental practice, here’s what to expect and the steps to take.

Valuation of Your Dental Practice

Once you’re sure you’re ready to sell your dental practice, you should rely on a team of experts to place a value on your practice. A certified public accountant, attorney, wealth management adviser, and a dental practice transition specialist can all place a value on your practice and help you and your employees through the transition.

Have Your Paperwork Ready

Prospective purchasers may want to know the profitability of your dental practice, so be prepared with financial documents, including revenue and overhead expenses. A monthly or quarterly profit and loss statement would be helpful. An accounts receivable report may also be requested to show the practice’s cash flow management.

Set a Timeline

Once you have a buyer for your dental practice, all parties involved should agree on a realistic timeline for closing the deal and the transition. As the dental practice owner, you may be asked to help during the transition after closing documents have been signed.

Ask for Help

Selling a dental practice can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Benevis, a provider of non-clinical support and management services to dental practices, can help. One of our representatives, all experts in dental practice management and related services, will be happy to discuss the process of selling or affiliating a dental practice with Benevis.