Boost your DentistryIQ: Don't buy a practice without talking to this guy!

July 7, 2020
Did you have a buyer's advocate when you bought your practice? If not, you should have. If you're looking into buying a practice, you'll want one on your side. Brian Hanks explains.

Are you planning to buy a dental practice? Are you truly prepared for this major process? Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz looks back on her practice buying experience and realizes she was not as equipped as she could have been for the task. She wants her peers to have a better experience than she did, and says a buyer's advocate can make buying go as smoothly as possible.

Here she spends time with buyer's advocate for dentists, Brian Hanks. He explains, "If you think about what brokers do for sellers, they help them navigate the process. I do that just for buyers—I work just with dentists, and just with buyers." He briefly explains the five things that dentists need when they buy a practice, and it will certainly take some planning.

Stick around to see what treat Hanks has in store for viewers!

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Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial co-director of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected]

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