Managing Dental Practice Labor Costs

In dentistry, labor costs usually represent the highest percentage of practice overhead. The industry average is around 27 percent and may or may not include benefits like retirement contributions, healthcare premiums, bonuses, and other benefits. I’ve seen practices where labor costs exceed 30 and even 40 percent of overhead expenses, and while I understand how … Continued →

Dental CPAs Q&A: Should High Labor Costs Disqualify a Practice Acquisition?

In this edition of Dental CPAs Q&A, I’m going tackle a difficult topic: labor costs. It’s a sensitive subject to bring up sometimes because most dentists I know think the world of their staff, and want to compensate them accordingly for all the work they do supporting and growing the practice. There are limits to … Continued →