3 Ways to Increase Your Dental Practice Value

If you’re a dentist contemplating selling your dental practice, few things are as important as your practice’s value. The dollar value assigned to your practice is not only a foundational element for your financial health but also has a massive impact on the deal.

 A high-dollar figure practice gives you an essential chip at the bargaining table when negotiating with a dental support organization or dental partnership organization. If you plan on selling your practice and staying on board in a dental partnership agreement, you are also incentivized to see the practice’s value rise even after the sale. Regardless of which camp you fall into, a rise in your practice’s value is always good.

However, increasing the value of your practice, whether you intend to sell or stay on as a partner, is challenging.  You may already be up to your neck in clinical care, administrative duties, and operational tasks. Finding the time to increase the value of your practice is a challenge. Luckily, there are proven ways you can increase value and plan for your financial future while still tending to your dental patients. 

Get an Accurate Assessment 

The first and easiest way to increase your dental practice value is to ensure you have the most accurate assessment! Too many dentists get caught up in the hustle and bustle of maintaining a dental practice and never get around to assessing their practice’s value. 

Even if you’ve had a valuation done in the past, you must understand whether or not it was accurate. Staying current with your practice’s value and getting a second opinion practice evaluation is the quickest way to ensure you know your practice’s true value. 

It can also be helpful to have multiple assessments done using various methods. Market-based, cash-based, and asset-based evaluations all have their time and place, and utilizing a variety of ways to appraise a practice offers a more complete picture. 

Invest In Tech

New tech is a crucial piece of growing the value of a practice. New and intricate medical technology can improve your practice’s operational and clinical efficiency, but investing in new tech can also increase the value of your practice. High-end medical equipment offers so many benefits for patient care that its presence can help improve a practice’s overall dollar value. 

Work on Improving Cash Flow

Improving your practice’s financial health can undoubtedly be difficult, but it will certainly increase the value of the practice. To begin, work on accurately measuring your EBITDA – or Earnings Before Interest, Depreciation, and Amortization. This financial score will accurately show how financially viable your practice is. 

From there, you can work on improving your overall financial health. Typically, additional cash flow or surplus revenue is one of the easiest ways to enhance the financial health of your dental practice. Additional customers, increasing collections per customer, or revamping your marketing are all great ways to do this. 

Partner With a DSO to Achieve Value

The aforementioned tactics for increasing your practice’s value are helpful to keep in mind, but they can be easier to set as goals than implement. If you’re struggling to keep the lights on, pay bills on time, and care for your patients, finding the time to improve cash flow, revitalize marketing, and invest in new technology is short of impossible. 

For dentists, partnering with a dental support organization is a great way to improve their practice’s value and operational efficiency, provide better patient care, and maintain a work-life balance. 

Partnering with a dental support organization can help with:

  • Operational Excellence
  • IT & Tech
  • Hiring & Training
  • Procurement & Purchasing
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Continued Networking & Ongoing Education

If you’re looking to increase the value of your practice as an exit-strategy sale, a dental support organization or dental partnership organization could be helpful. These organizations will pay top dollar for lucrative and well-maintained practices, but a trusted advisor is imperative for your sales success. 

Selling a dental practice can take quite a bit of time, and there are many potentials for a deal to fall through. Everything from a lack of buyers to unqualified prospects to disagreement about terms and price can derail the sale of your practice. When you’re also attempting to keep the practice afloat and provide high-quality care, this can be too much for many dentists.

Partner with a dental broker for optimal outcomes! Triumphant Transition Partners is waiting in the wings to help you sell your practice on your terms and at your price! As dental brokers, we represent your interests and your interests only. We have years of experience on both sides of the deal and leverage that experience to ensure you get what you need from your sale!

Partner with Triumphant Transition Partners for:

  • Access to Our Buyer’s Network
  • Help Qualifying and Pre-Screening Buyers
  • Practice Evaluation
  • Help Through the Negotiation Process to Close.

Contact Your Trusted Triumphant Advisor for a Courtesy Consultation Today!