Thursday Troubleshooter: How can new dental practice owner deal with pushy former owner?

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Top 5 real estate websites dentists must visit before buying an office

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Four things you need to know when starting your dental practice

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Feng Shui and the dental practice: Successful before and after offices

Oct 7, 2014 As a dentist, you may not think it’s a big deal to create an environment...

Why can’t you pull the trigger on that dental practice purchase?

Oct 2, 2014 There is a lot of valuable information a potential buyer can learn befor...

The benefits of buying a dental practice

Sep 25, 2014 Dr. Ashlea Drakeford was pleasantly surprised by the many benefits of bu...

Solo or group dental practice? Don’t overlook these factors when deciding a practice’s future

Aug 19, 2014 Group practices are on the rise, and dentists must decide which one is b...

Choosing a dental partner: Next time do it right

Aug 12, 2014 Dissolving a dental practice partnership is never a pleasant experience....

Discovering the benchmark for your dental practice

Jul 21, 2014 Benchmarking needs to become more valued among dentists, who will be mor...

It’s important to do the math before you start the transition of your dental practice

Jun 30, 2014 There is a lot of math involved in a practice transition, and it should ...

Thinking of opening additional dental offices? Here's what you need to consider

Jun 18, 2014 Here are the top things to consider before expanding your dental business

A nationwide crisis led this dentist to change many of her practices for the better

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Thursday Troubleshooter: What retirement plans are best for dentists?

May 29, 2014 There are many factors to consider before choosing the best retirement p...

Want to make more out of your dental career? Here are some new ideas in dental acquisitions

May 21, 2014 There are ways to grow your dental practice, and Tralongo LLC would like...

Important considerations for the couple going through a divorce: Part 2

May 18, 2014 While we wish it weren’t true, divorce is a reality in our world. Divorc...

Thursday Troubleshooter: How should team handle dentist who's declining cognitively?

May 15, 2014

The dental team wants to handle this delicate issue with care

Increase the sale value of your dental practice with the right business practices and technology

Mar 31, 2014 There are many factors to selling a dental practice, and it's never to e...

Science Daily research: Dentists choosing not to practice in California

Mar 28, 2014 As the recession slams California, dentists are choosing to practice els...

Special considerations when selling your dental practice to your son or daughter

Feb 17, 2014 The opportunity to bring your son or daughter into your practice is an e...

Advice to begin your career as a dentist

Jan 28, 2014 Dental school debt doesn’t have you drag you down  

Creating a new dental suite

Oct 11, 2013 If you have the money and can afford to use it on a new dental office, y...

How much will health care cost in retirement?

Sep 26, 2013

Planning well will help avoid future problems

10 considerations when looking for an associateship opportunity in a dental practice

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6 common mistakes to avoid when planning your dental practice exit strategy

Aug 16, 2013 It takes a dental practice expert to assist with a successful transition...

10 questions to ask about your dental practice buy-sell agreement

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