The dental industry has experienced significant changes over the past few years, with one of the most notable shifts being the rise of Dental Support Organizations (DSO's). As a successful dental practice owner, you may have wondered whether selling your practice to a DSO is a good idea or not. In this article, we'll explore the pros and cons of selling to a DSO to help you make an informed decision.
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization is the definition of EBITDA. This is a metric that only a small percentage of dental practice owners track, instead focusing on collections or net income and cash flow. However, EBITDA is the starting point for evaluating your practice and preparing it for a sale or affiliation with a DSO.
Selling a dental practice requires extensive investments in time and a deep understanding of the dental sales market. To aid in the complicated process, many practice owners opt to work with a dental broker who can guide sellers through every step of the selling process, from initial valuing to the final closing. Dental brokers have specialized training and expericence that makes them experts in their field abd work to ensure that clients receive the highest selling price that the market will support.
Thinking of selling your dental practice? It’s a huge decision. And it’s only the first decision of many you’ll need to make. Don’t leave your years of hard work to chance. If you partner with 1st Med Transitions, a respected and proven dental practice brokerage, you can bank on less stress, higher profit, and reduced cost when selling your practice.
Thinking about selling your practice on your own? You may want to think twice about this type of endeavor. Successfully selling a medical practice requires an entirely different type of skill set than practicing medicine. You may have achieved great success building your practice, mentoring associates and cementing patient relationships, but actually selling a practice is entirely different.
Congratulations! You are at the stage of your dental career where you are finally ready to sell your practice. Years of hard work establishing and growing your practice are about to pay off! Whether you are headed towards your retirement or have new career ambitions in mind, this final decision may be the most important of your professional career.
Why is cash flow important? Cash Flow is a practices earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization and any other personal financial add-backs that will not transfer to the new owner. Cash flow is important because it is used to determine the profitability of a practices operations. So how can this indicator make or break the sale of an practice?
Deciding to sell your practice is a very important decision. Here are 10 key tips to consider prior to, during and after your sale.
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