Client Testimonials

“First of all I would like to say that I would highly recommend Ellen Dorner.  I have worked with most recognized brokers in Maryland looking for two years for a practice 8 years ago.  When I recently decided to sell my practice and buy another, I contacted Ellen Dorner.  Since the first moment I met her she understood my goals and helped me achieve them.  She is efficient, accessible, and great at what she does.  I would not hesitate in using her again or recommending her to any colleague.  She is the only broker I would work with from now on.”

Emma Galvan, DDS

“I would like to thank Ellen Dorner and the Dental CPAs team for the professional services they have rendered for me over the last 40+ years.

After 43 years as a practicing dentist, I decided to retire in the Spring of 2016. Leaving a practice entails many difficult decisions and after working with two other transition advisors, Dental CPAs mentioned their advisor, Ellen Dorner. When I met with Ellen it was as if a large weight had been lifted. She spoke intelligently about the value of my practice and how to ensure that the professional who purchased my practice would be a good fit for my patients. Ellen then proceeded to develop a plan for marketing my practice and ultimately assisted me with negotiating the successful sale thereof.

Ellen and the entire tea, of Dental CPAs exceeded my expectations and made an extremely stressful time go smoothly.”

George A. Bealefeld, Jr., DDS
Lutherville, MD

“After a few attempts to sell my practice with other brokers, Ellen and NL Transitions not only brought in more prospective buyers, but also sold the practice quickly and efficiently.  She managed the entire process from the beginning through to settlement – her performance was stellar!”

Stuart Gordon, DDS

“Buying my first dental office was not an easy undertaking. There are so many steps along the way that can cause one to get lost and frustrated in the process. The one person I felt made my process smoother and always kept me updated was the seller’s broker, Ellen Dorner. From the initial viewing of the office, to meeting the seller, to the closing day, Ellen was nothing but a pleasure to work with. She always answered all my questions and if she wasn’t sure, she would be sure to research it. As a buyer, you can’t ask for anything more from a broker. I would recommend Ellen to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a dental office. She is thorough, honest, and cares about her clients and you won’t be disappointed.”

Advait V. Shah, DMD, LLC
Timonium, MD

“I’ve purchased and sold three practices in my career and I have never had such a professional and efficient experience. I was told to stay out of Ellen’s way and she would get the job done! And she did just that.”

Mark Hochmann, DDS
LaPlata, MD


“I would highly recommend Ellen if you are planning to transition your practice.  She was readily available to answer my questions and concerns and never made me feel that I was imposing on her time.  Ellen’s reassuring presence helped ease me through this stressful process.”

Richard Friedman, DMD
Odenton, MD