What often happens in a dentist office transition where the seller works back, is the staff still views the selling dentist as the boss. What he says still goes. The selling dentist often times still views himself as the managing dentist, or at least the expert in running a practice. That may or may not be the case. The buying dentist is left as the outsider looking in.
So, what do you do to have a successful dentist office sale or transition? Communication is the key. The sooner and more often the two sides get together the better. If the buyer is envisioning the practice being run one way and the seller thinks things will continue as usual, there’s going to be a problem. Everyone needs to be on the same page as to how staff management is going to happen, how marketing will happen, who gets the new patients, etc., After that’s done, get the attorneys together and put it in writing. If everyone communicates up front and everything’s in writing and agreed to, you’ll have a better chance of having a happy ending.
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