Common Reasons for Dental Practice Valuations
There are several reasons doctors need to know the value of their dental practice. The most common reason is for dental practice transitions or sales. Valuations help to determine if the asking price is reasonable, to figure out a reasonable asking price to begin with, and to ensure the practice is profitable enough to invest in; this is also important to know when considering a merger. Doctors should also get their practice valuated within ten years of retirement and every two years after for estate planning purposes. Therefore, it is important to make sure the valuation is not a cookie cutter process.
Rule of Thumb Should Not Apply
No two dental practices are the same, so no two valuations should be the same. Often dental practice valuations are conducted using a rule of thumb method. The method does a major disservice to both the seller and the buyer, as it often does not highlight the practice's uniqueness and how that influences the actual value of the practice in question. For a true valuation, many aspects of the practice must be taken into account and evaluated by experts with extensive formal training and resulting certifications, such as the experts at OMNI Dental Practice Group.
When looking into dental practice valuations, it is important to make sure the professionals have extensive experience performing said valuations. The team at OMNI Dental Practice Group; for example, have helped hundreds of doctors buy and sell their practices using accurate valuations based on the practice itself and are considered dental industry experts in practice valuations. As members of the Institute of Business Appraisers and the Practice Valuation Study Club, OMNI Dental Practice Group offers accurate and individualized valuations for dental practices in Washington, Oregon, and California.
To learn more about why and how dental practice valuations are conducted, or to request a free consultation in the Washington, Oregon, or California areas, please contact the expert staff at OMNI Dental Practice Group. OMNI’s team of experts are dedicated to ensuring each client's success through transitions, valuations, consulting and other real estate services in the dental field.