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 →

When Is High Overhead a Good Thing in Dental Practice Acquisitions?

In one of our recent posts, I talked about how finding the perfect dental practice is nearly impossible. It’s more important to look for practices with good numbers and even better potential. The problem is finding those practices and sorting out the “good” numbers from the not so good, and assessing the potential future performance … Continued →

10 Myths About Dental Practice Accounts Receivable

In the course of my career, I’ve advised many new buyers as they navigated purchasing a dental practice. Typically A/R is not included in the overall purchase price, and rather is a separate value agreed upon by both parties. How much do you know about what you’re agreeing to? Below I’ve highlighted some common myths … Continued →

Dental CPA Q&A: Should I Buy the Accounts Receivable?

The latest installment of my new Q&A with dentists deals with practice acquisitions and the decision to purchase accounts receivable. Sellers typically want to unload A/R with the rest of the practice sale, and for good reason: it’s a clean transaction and a seamless transition for patients. Buyers of A/R need to do their due … Continued →