You are a young dentist looking and want your own practice. Here are four questions that we have found many dentists over look before pulling the trigger when buying a dental practice: 1. Is your personality compatible with that of the selling dentist? At first blush, it may seem irrelevant whether your personalities mesh. After all, you will be in charge, and they will be riding off into the sunset. What’s the issue? The issue is that your new practice will have been built around someone else’s personality. Whether they are dominant or passive, outgoing or introverted, both your patients and your employees will be accustomed to working with that type. If your patients are comfortable being told firmly what they need to do, they may not like being presented with a range of choices. And don’t forget that it’s expensive to lose patients. Not only do you waste the […]
Young dentists know a lot about teeth—taking care of them, repairing them, making them look beautiful. What these young professionals don’t know a lot about is running a successful business. If this describes you, don’t worry; help is available! Let’s say you’re fresh out of residency and you just bought your own practice. (Finding and purchasing a dental practice is another process you shouldn’t tackle without guidance). Our firm, Heritage Investors, has helped many young dentists get off on the right foot so we have worked with dentists like you. You don’t need to wade into the business world without guidance, and there’s no reason why you should.