Smooth Practice Transitions: Your Ultimate Guide to Success

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on practice transitions – the ultimate resource for dentists looking to navigate the intricate process of buying or selling a dental practice. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner ready to retire or a dental professional eager to embark on a new chapter, understanding the ins and outs of practice transitions is crucial for a successful outcome.

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General Dental Practice Sales Information and FAQs

In this guide, we’ll provide you with a step-by-step breakdown of each stage of the process, demystify industry jargon such as SDC (Seller’s Discretionary Earnings) and EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization), and address the most frequently asked questions that arise during practice transitions. By the end, you’ll have a clear understanding of what it takes to achieve a seamless and profitable practice transition.

Why You Need a Full Service Dental Practice Broker

Are you looking for a reliable and experienced dental practice broker in California to help with selling a dental office? Look no further!

Our full-service dental practice brokerage firm specializes in transitions in the Southern California region. We have the expertise to help you make the right move with your dental practice. With our experienced staff and comprehensive services, we can provide you with the guidance and support you need throughout the process.

Our team is dedicated to helping you get the best value for your practice and ensuring a smooth transition. We use our knowledge of the market and our in-depth evaluation process to provide you with a comprehensive assessment of your practice. We also provide personalized support throughout the process to answer your questions and provide guidance when needed.

Our commitment to our clients is to ensure that your transition is as stress-free as possible. With our expertise and comprehensive services, we can provide you with the confidence and peace of mind that your practice transition will be a success. Contact us today to get started!

Dental Practice Transition Process

1. Practice Evaluation
2. Negotiation
3. Legal
4. Financing
5. Closing
A thorough evaluation of the practice’s financial, operational, and marketing performance is conducted. This includes meeting a First Choice Practice Sales Agent at the office you are interested in.
The sale price is negotiated through a broker and the terms of the sale are established.
The broker prepares any necessary legal documents for you to sign.
If financing is required, the broker can assist with financing options to cover the purchase price.
The sale is finalized through third-party escrow services and the new owner takes possession of the practice.

Why is it Best to have a Dual Representation Broker?

Having a broker who represents both the buyer and seller in a dental practice sale can help ensure a successful and fair transaction. A broker who is familiar with both the buyer’s and seller’s needs can help facilitate negotiations and provide objective advice on the best course of action. This can help ensure that the sale is completed quickly and smoothly, and that both parties receive a fair outcome.

What is EBITDA and How is it Calculated?

EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) is a measure of a dental practice’s profitability. To calculate EBITDA, subtract the practice’s expenses (including salaries and overhead) from its total revenue. The remaining amount is EBITDA.

What does SDC mean in relation to a Dental Practice Sales?

SDC stands for Seller Discretionary Cash Flow. It is a measure of a dental practice’s profitability that takes into account the owner’s discretionary expenses, such as taxes, debt payments, and owner’s salary. To calculate SDC, subtract the practice’s expenses (including salaries and overhead) from its total revenue, and then subtract the owner’s discretionary expenses. The remaining amount is SDC.

Dental Practice Buyer's Information and FAQs

Featured Dental Practices For Sale

We provide personalized support throughout the process to answer your questions and provide guidance. Our knowledge of the market and in-depth evaluation process provide you with a comprehensive practice assessment.

  • 24 – 305 Fontana
    $ 229,000
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    Fontana Dental Practice Sale RETAIL LOCATION! GREAT PARKING! RENT ONLY $2,700! ALL INSURANCES! $2,500+…

    # : 1,250 sq. ft. # of OPS : 4 # of X-Rays : 1 # of Chairs : 4 Patient Profile : hmo / ppo / cash / medical Practice Type : General
  • 24 – 300 Upland
    $ 369,000
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    Upland Dental Practice Sale ASSOCIATE RUN PRACTICE! INCREDIBLE RENT! EASY FULL-TIME PRACTICE FOR NEW…

    # : 1,100 sq. ft. # of OPS : 3 # of X-Rays : 1 # of Chairs : 3 Patient Profile : hmo / ppo / cash / medical Practice Type : General
  • 24 – 205 Van Nuys
    $ 549,000
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    24 – 205 Van Nuys
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    Van Nuys Dental Office Sale BUSY RETAIL LOCATION! 45+ NEW PATIENTS PER MONTH! ASSOCIATE…

    # : 1,200 sq. ft. # of OPS : 4 # of X-Rays : 2 # of Chairs : 4 Patient Profile : ppo / cash / medical Practice Type : General
  • 24 – 396 Murrieta
    $ 349,000
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    24 – 396 Murrieta
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    Murrieta Dental Practice Sale BUSY RETAIL CENTER! APARTMENTS AND NEW HOMES ALL AROUND! SELLER…

    # : 1,400 sq. ft. # of OPS : 4 # of X-Rays : 1 # of Chairs : 4 Practice Type : Leaseholds
  • 24 – 200 Los Angeles East Hollywood
    $ 995,000
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    24 – 200 Los Angeles East Hollywood
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    East Hollywood Dental Practice Sale BUSY RETAIL LOCATION! 58% NET FOR WORKING OWNER! 50+…

    # : 1,600 sq. ft. # of OPS : 5 # of X-Rays : 2 # of Chairs : 5 Patient Profile : ppo / cash / medical Practice Type : General
  • 24 – 588 Santa Ana
    $ 1,500,000
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    24 – 588 Santa Ana
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    Santa Ana Dental Office Sale STREETSIDE BUILDING! MONUMENT SIGNAGE! 2 UNITS! BACK UNIT IS…

    # : 1,329 sq. ft. # of OPS : 3 # of X-Rays : 1 # of Chairs : 3 Practice Type : General
  • 24 – 269 Glendora
    $ 145,000
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    24 – 269 Glendora
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    Glendora Dental Practice Sale BUSY RETAIL LOCATION! LOW RENT WITH LOTS OF UPSIDE! ALL…

    # : 900 sq. ft. # of OPS : 3 # of X-Rays : 2 # of Chairs : 3 Patient Profile : ppo / cash Practice Type : General
  • 24 – 220 Van Nuys
    $ 299,000
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    24 – 220 Van Nuys
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    Van Nuys Dental Practice Sale BUSY STREETSIDE LOCATION! LOW RENT & STEADY NEW PATIENTS!…

    # : 1,000 sq. ft. # of OPS : 3 # of X-Rays : 1 # of Chairs : 3 Patient Profile : ppo / cash / medical Practice Type : General
  • 24 – 212 Whittier
    $ 299,000
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    24 – 212 Whittier
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    Whittier Dental Practice Sale RETIRING SELLER! ALL PPO! BUY STAND ALONE BUILDING! Seller retiring…

    # : 1,229 sq. ft. # of OPS : 3 # of X-Rays : 1 # of Chairs : 3 Patient Profile : ppo / cash Practice Type : General
  • 24 – 388 Ontario
    $ 929,000
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    24 – 388 Ontario
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    Ontario Dental Practice Sale BUSY DOWNTOWN LOCATION! STREETSIDE BUILDING WITH GREAT SIGNAGE! EXCELLENT PARKING!…

    # : 2,045 sq. ft. # of OPS : 6 # of X-Rays : 3 # of Chairs : 6 Patient Profile : hmo / ppo / cash / medical Practice Type : General
  • 24 – 295 Arcadia
    $ 99,000
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    24 – 295 Arcadia
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    Arcadia Dental Practice Sale GREAT VIEWS! SUPERIOR HIGHER INCOME DEMOGRAPHICS! LANDLORD WILL WRITE NEW…

    # : 1,657 sq. ft. # of OPS : 4 + 1 # of X-Rays : 3 # of Chairs : 5 Practice Type : Leaseholds
  • 24 – 229 Rosemead
    $ 728,000
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    24 – 229 Rosemead
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    Rosemead Dental Practice Sale PEDIATRIC PRACTICE! NEW & BEAUTIFUL! STREETSIDE! SELLER WOULD STAY PART-TIME!…

    # : 2,350 sq. ft. # of OPS : 7 # of X-Rays : 4 # of Chairs : 6 Patient Profile : ppo / cash / medical Practice Type : Pediatric Dentistry
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Dental Practice Seller's Information and FAQs

Dental Practice Evaluations

Dental practice evaluations typically involve a thorough review of the practice’s financials, including cash flow, profitability, and patient base. The evaluation also takes into account the practice’s location, equipment, and other assets. The evaluation may include a physical inspection of the practice and an analysis of the practice’s marketing and operational effectiveness. Finally, an evaluation may also consider the practice’s potential for growth and its competitive position in the market.

How to Maximize Your Dental Practice Sales Price

1. Perform a Thorough Evaluation
2. Invest in Upgrades
3. Market the Practice
4. Negotiate Strategically
A thorough evaluation of the practice’s financials, operations, and marketing performance will help determine the true value of the practice. Working with a Full-Service Practice Broker helps dentists determine a value.
Investing in upgrades to the practice’s facilities, equipment, and technology can increase the practice’s value. It is essential to speaking with a Practice Brokerto help your practice realize these investments.
An effective marketing strategy can help attract more interested buyers and generate more offers. Partnering with the right Dental Broker is essential to marketing the practice. At First Choice Practice Sales, we personally meet each dentist at your office.
A skilled Practice Broker can help maximize the sale price by strategically negotiating the terms of the sale.

The best time to sell a dental practice typically depends on the market conditions and the current state of the practice. Generally speaking, the market is most favorable when there is a high demand for dental practices and there are a limited number of practices for sale. In addition, practices that are well-established, profitable, and have a steady patient base are more likely to achieve the highest sale price. Speak with a First Choice Practice Sales Broker for a Free Practice Evaluation to understand your practice’ value.

Recently Sold Dental Practices

We provide personalized support throughout the process to answer your questions and provide guidance. Our knowledge of the market and in-depth evaluation process provide you with a comprehensive practice assessment.

  • 24 – 255 Norwalk
    $ 179,000
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    24 – 255 Norwalk
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    Norwalk Dental Office Sale CLOSED ESCROW 03 07 2024! STREETSIDE LOCATION! NEWLY REMODELED &…

    # : 1,800 sq. ft. # of OPS : 5 + 5 # of X-Rays : 2 # of Chairs : 5 Practice Type : Leaseholds
  • 23 – 502 Irvine
    $ 299,000
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    23 – 502 Irvine
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    Irvine California Dental Office Sale BEAUTIFUL, SURGICAL PRACTICE! CBCT, DIGITAL, PAPERLESS! MODERN BUILDOUT &…

    # : 1,481 sq. ft. # of OPS : 3 # of X-Rays : 1 # of Chairs : 3 Practice Type : Leaseholds
  • 23 – 268 Santa Clarita
    $ 89,000
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    23 – 268 Santa Clarita
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    Santa Clarita Dental Clinic Sale CLOSED ESCROW 03 13 2024! BUSY, RETAIL LOCATION! LOTS…

    # : 1,245 sq. ft. # of OPS : 4 # of X-Rays : 1 # of Chairs : 4 Practice Type : Leasehold
  • 23 – 300 Riverside
    $ 800,000
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    Riverside Dental Office Sale Closed Escrow 04 22 2024! BUSY RETAIL CENTER ON MAIN…

    # : 1,920 sq. ft. # of OPS : 6 # of X-Rays : 5 # of Chairs : 5 Patient Profile : ppo / cash / medical Practice Type : General
  • 23 – 544 Tustin
    $ 329,000
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    Tustin Dental Practice Sale TURNKEY, HIGH END DENTAL PRACTICE NEW SIRONA CBCT AND PRIMESCAN!…

    # : 1,200 sq. ft. # of OPS : 4 # of X-Rays : 1 # of Chairs : 3 Practice Type : Leaseholds
  • 23 – 538 Santa Ana
    $ 370,000
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    SANTA ANA DENTAL PRACTICE SALE CLOSED ESCROW 12 29 2023! 40+ NEW PATIENTS PER…

    # : 2,100 sq. ft. # of OPS : 5+3 # of X-Rays : 1 # of Chairs : 5 Patient Profile : ppo / cash / medical Practice Type : General
  • 23 – 220 Hawthorne
    $ 199,000
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    Hawthorne Dental Clinic Sale CLOSED ESCROW 12 29 2023! PROVEN $2,000,000 LOCATION! CORNER LOCATION!…

    # : 2,700 sq. ft. # of OPS : 6 # of X-Rays : 3 # of Chairs : 3 Practice Type : Leasehold
  • 23 – 285 El Monte
    $ 169,000
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    23 – 285 El Monte
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    El Monte Dental Practice Sale Closed Escrow 12 15 2023! STREETSIDE, RETAIL LOCATION! LOW…

    # : 1,300 sq. ft. # of OPS : 4 # of X-Rays : 2 # of Chairs : 3 Patient Profile : ppo / cash / medical Practice Type : General
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Talk With A Broker

We are committed to helping you discover the right opportunity for the right price that fits your unique need. We will assist you in every aspect of the purchasing process: from searching for the right practice to referrals for financing to practice evaluation to the close of escrow.

You are in good hands with First Choice Practice Sales.

    Call 949-548-4559 or email sales@firstchoicedds.com today!

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