Howard Speaks: How to start your new dental office from scratch with no money down


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By, Howard Farran: Dentist | Dental CE Speaker | Founder, and CEO of Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

How to buy a dental office with no money down. Back in the day, owners carried risk, but sellers had skin in the game. We didn’t have 3rd-party banks financing $1M+ dental practices to broke kids fresh out of dental school, getting their poor parents to co-sign, where if their kid couldn’t do the numbers and it went south, then it was an emotional disaster for the whole family. Greed sucks. Find a job as an associate where the owner/mentor Doc knows you want to buy it after an appropriately long courtship period. Have Doc finance it at 10% over seven years so everyone has skin in the game. If they don’t want to be on the hook for the whole enchilada, then stand your ground with the seller-Doc that they must at least carry half the risk. Otherwise, the seller doesn’t have faith in you like I do! You didn’t go to dental school for eight years to be somebody’s bitch. Just stop letting fear live rent-free between your ears and invest in yourself! If you work like no one has for a decade, then you can live like no one has for the rest of your life. Same advice for starting a family, I made my four boys in 60 months. So don’t overthink it, just get this party started.

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