Western Practice Sales will help you make the practice purchase that
meets your expectations. Our professionals take your unique criteria
into account and uses our resources to locate a practice that fits your
needs. Expect reliable assistance as you navigate the process — from
beginning your search to a smooth buying transition.

STARTING YOUR JOURNEYA Guide To The Buying Process


Contact Us to Discuss a Dental
Practice That’s Just Right for You

Starting the dental practice buying process is easy

  1. Contact Western Practice Sales.
  2. Fill out a confidentiality agreement allowing us to release information to you.
  3. After returning the confidentiality agreement to us, you will have full access to all listing information.*
*Respect confidentiality – Always assume the doctor’s staff, patients, dental supply reps
and others do not know the practice is for sale.

NEXT STEPSKey Considerations Before Buying A Dental Practice

Once you have reviewed the practice information and confirmed it is in a location you like, we will arrange for you to meet the doctor and view the interior of the practice. It’s important to make a good impression. Your future negotiations for buying a dental practice will go  more smoothly if the selling dentist thinks that you are the best candidate.

Make an Offer.

We provide the documents to present your offer
to the selling doctor. While you wait for a
response to your offer, the time can be used for
further due diligence on your part. This will also
give you time to assemble your complete financial
package to approach lenders.
We will help you get the best financing for the
dental practice.

The Process of Finalizing the
Dental Practice Transition

We take care of drafting letters of intent, the contracts
of sale, dental employment agreements and suggested
allocations. These documents are for your review and
for any of your advisors.

If you would like a referral to an accountant or attorney
to represent you during the transition process, we will
provide referrals to some of the best names in the

Once everything has been agreed upon between
buyer and seller, we will open escrow with a trusted
title company and coordinate all remaining details
between the lender, buyer, seller and title company on
your behalf.


Let our decades of
experience work for you.

Western Practice Sales has maintained its reputation by
negotiating thousands of dental practice transitions for
dentists just like you. Remember, there can be unforeseen
variables during the process. We’ll be here to guide you
through a smooth transition.


We encourage you to browse all of our currently available listings to find the best opportunity to meet your needs.  Simply click on our “Listings” page

We update our website daily and provide all of the vital practice information such as the number of operatories, general location and gross collections. 

If any of the listings pique your interest, just click the “Request More Information” button.  We will provide you with the office address and financial package for review.  We’ll also include the broker’s contact information for any additional questions you may have or to make arrangements for an office visit.

From a legal aspect, buyers must realize that it is the Broker’s job to represent the seller’s best interests.  However, a good dental broker spends a great deal of time compiling important documents which help the buyer decide if the particular practice is a good value in that buyer’s hands.  Only the buyer can determine if his/her own skill sets will be successful in a particular type of practice.

The Seller’s broker will also provide the accurate cash flow for the practice, computer reports that show the percentages of procedures being performed in the practice, schedules of employee pay and benefits, tax returns, office lease, and any other documents that are pertinent to the practice.

Brokers cannot prevent a buyer from making a poor decision, but hopefully they’ve provided the information necessary to help the buyer make an educated decision.

To protect the goodwill of the practice and to ensure that the staff and patients remain confident in moving forward with the new owner, our sellers do not notify the staff or patients about the practice sale until contracts are signed, loans are approved and the office lease has been transferred.  To simplify, when signing the confidentiality agreement, you agree that any information we provide to you such as the seller’s name, office address, and financial information will remain private.  You CAN share this information with your attorney, accountant or dental advisor, but no one else in the dental community as it could have a detrimental impact on the practice being sold.

Price is determined by the marketplace. Currently the national average for the price of a dental practice is approximately 65% of the past year’s gross receipts. This rule of thumb value can range from 50% of gross in rural areas, to 80% of gross in desirable urban areas.

Essentially, the local prevailing market will dictate the price. Individual characteristics and specific neighborhoods within a region can produce a local price variance of 10%.

Therefore, price usually falls within a 10% range of variance in the local market.

Contact our office via email at info@westernpracticesales.com or by phone at 800.641.4179.  We will take care of providing you with practice information, financial packages, arrangements for office visits, referrals to lenders, attorneys and accountants if needed, speaking with the broker to answer any questions you may have, etc.  All arrangements are made through our office directly to maintain confidentiality of the practice sale and to make the process as smooth as possible for all parties.

While many of you may have used an attorney for different reasons, if they are not a “dental attorney,” then we highly recommend that when you need an attorney in your practice transition, that you hire a known and respected “dental” attorney.  Both the seller and the buyer need to understand the legal implications in the transitional contract, but they also need an experienced attorney to be able to explain the probabilities of the issues so that “mountains are not made out of molehills”. 


A good dental accountant can quickly point out issues that may be of concern from these basic financial documents. The buyer should eventually have a full understanding of any expense that is above or below the normal average for a dental practice; however, the buyer should remember that most accountants simply look at pieces of paper and not the entire picture.

Many factors go into making this decision but this will vary from person to person based on your personal expenses, debt, etc.  Only you will know how much a practice needs to net in order to support your lifestyle, your personal debt and your work habits.  We are happy to put you in touch with specialized dental accountants who can guide you through this process.

We’ve provided a quick explanation that you can find here:  How to Read a Proforma

If you’re thinking of buying a dental practice or interested in selling, understanding the details of the transaction is essential.

We offer a complete dental brokerage service that includes comprehensive practice valuations, consultations with experts, and access to reputable financial advisors.

With the many legal and professional factors that come into play during a dental practice transition, our team is committed to providing you with the support you need.

For more guidance on your next practice transition, please feel free to contact us directly.


PLEASE READ THEConfidentiality Agreement

Western Practice Sales (WPS) represent various doctors in matters concerning the sale of their dental practice. In connection with the possible purchase by you, __________________________________________, of a dental practice represented by WPS on behalf of the selling doctor, you will be provided access to certain proprietary information about the business; including financial condition, operation and prospects of the Practice. Information and records may include, but not be limited to, financial statements, patient lists, patient files, appointment schedules, employee list and salary histories, capital and operating leases of the Practice. The purpose for the release of any such proprietary information is to aid you in performing due diligence and analysis of the proposed transaction.

1) In consideration of obtaining such information, I hereby agree as follows:


a) I will not go inside the SELLER’S practice without prior consent and arrangement with WPS. I will not contact the SELLER, the SELLER’S patients, SELLER’S employees or SELLER’S constituents.


b) All proprietary information furnished by WPS (or from the Practice) to me will be confidential. “Proprietary Information” does not include any information, which is, or becomes, readily available to the public.


c) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, I will not disclose or reveal any proprietary information to anyone other than my legal counsel or financial consultant actively evaluating the information for any purpose other than in connection with the proposed purchase transaction.


d) If I decide not to pursue the proposed transaction, I will promptly advise WPS of this fact and deliver to WPS any and all proprietary information furnished to me.


e) Although WPS and the Seller have included in the proprietary information certain information, which they consider to be relevant for the purpose of my investigation of the condition of the Practice, WPS cannot make any representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of said information. Therefore, all information is subject to my verification.


f) Acquisition of proprietary information or trade secrets by me will be presumed confidential upon the release of any such material to me. Any unauthorized use of such information will be presumed to be an intentional act in bad faith violation of this Agreement.


2) In regards to patient lists and patient records, I acknowledge that patients of record of the Practice have an expectation of privacy. The review of any such records is for the sole purpose of determining the type of work being performed and various other information that such patient charts reveal. In consideration of obtaining such information, I hereby agree as follows:


a) The information contained in the patient charts of the subject practice is considered confidential and proprietary information.


b) I acknowledge that the “number of active patients” is a relative term and it is solely my responsibility to determine the accuracy of any number that may be represented to me by the SELLER or Broker. I agree to hold harmless the Broker, SELLER or their agents concerning any litigation concerning this issue.


c) I agree that I will not use the information that I obtain to the detriment of the selling doctor or attempt in any way to approach a patient or patients with the intent to provide dental services.


d) I will not copy any of the records or remove said records from the premises.


e) I agree that all questions related to the patient files will be directed to the selling doctor only; I am not authorized to ask questions of staff or interrupt their normal work schedule.


3) Further, in consideration for WPS providing me with information on the above-described Practice, I understand, acknowledge, and agree as follows:


a) Information provided to me by WPS and the Seller represents sensitive and confidential information and its disclosure to others could/would be damaging to the Practice and WPS’S relationship with the Seller.


b) I agree not to disclose information to any other person who has not also signed and dated this agreement, except to secure the advice and recommendations of my advisors (accountants, attorneys, etc.) in which case I agree to obtain their oral consent to maintain such confidentiality. “INFORMATION” shall include the fact that the business is for sale.


c) I agree not to contact the Seller, his/her employees, landlord, lien holder, neighbors, constituents, or suppliers except through WPS.


d) I agree that all correspondence, inquires, offer to purchase and negotiations relating to the purchase of the Practice will be conducted exclusively through WPS. WPS will make arrangements for all meetings between the Seller and me. I understand that such face-to-face meetings are essential and are encouraged to obtain more detail concerning the subject business for my benefit and knowledge.


e) I understand that WPS is not an agent for me, but is an agent for the Seller, and has a contract providing for a fee to be paid to WPS by the Seller upon the sale, trade, lease, or exchange of the Seller’s Practice or property. We strongly advise potential purchaser to seek independent counsel to represent his interests. Counsel may be, but is not limited to, an attorney, accountant, appraiser, broker, or management consultant. Fees of such counsel are the sole responsibility of the seller/purchaser.


f) I understand that WPS, through its staff, will assist me in locating a business or property that I might have some interest in owning. However, I understand and agree that such assistance, incidental advice and/or statements made in connection with that process will not convert any member of WPS’S’ staff into being my agent. WPS and its staff will at all times be the agent for the Seller. Neither WPS nor any member of WPS’S staff has a fiduciary relationship with me.


g) I further understand that Western Practice Sales is not an attorney-at-law and that all future forms and all future addenda thereto are prepared without the benefit of legal or tax counsel. They should be submitted to your own attorney for review and possible modification, and used upon the advice of your own legal and/or tax counsel.


h) I am aware that Western Practice Sales is a member of American Dental Sales (ADS Transitions), a nationally recognized organization of dental practice brokers throughout the United States. ADS members have a strategic alliance and combined marketing efforts with other practice brokerage firms, financial companies and lending organizations. Each ADS member company is independently owned and operated.


4) I agree not to circumvent or interfere with WPS’s contract with the Seller in any way. I understand that if I interfere in any way with WPS’s contract right to its fee from Seller, I may be personally liable for the payment of the fee paid to WPS by Seller. I understand that if I make the purchase through WPS, then I will not be liable for the fee to be paid by Seller to WPS.


The undersigned understands that disclosure of confidential information may result in damages for which he/she may be held liable.


Attorneys’ Fees: The parties agree that in the event of controversy, claim or dispute between the parties hereto arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach thereof, the prevailing party shall be entitled, in addition to such other relief as may be granted, a reasonable sum as and for attorneys’ fees which shall be determined by the Court in such litigation or in a separate action brought for that purpose.

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