Practice Impact serves members of the dental profession with practice valuations, practice sales/transitions, associate buy-ins, and consulting.

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Before the selection of your Appraiser, it is important to understand that anyone can set himself or herself out as a Dental Practice Appraiser. Any qualifications and professional designations acquired are entirely VOLUNTARY.

A license or approval from any licensing body is not required to make the claim that you are qualified to appraise a dental practice.

While a license is to act as a Broker is required in some states (but not Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Kentucky), this license does not necessarily mean that the individual is qualified to appraise. Please be advised that many individuals and companies claim to be appraisers. While this is legal, be certain to ascertain the individual’s credentials and experience first.

The value and worth of an Appraisal or Valuation is directly related to the Appraiser’s qualifications, thoroughness and accuracy of their work.

The key to an opinion of fair market value should be based upon knowledge of actual historical arms length sales for comparative analysis and the supportive rationale.


  • Education: Accreditation or Diploma in Business Administration or Accounting
  • No conflict of interest. Highly professional and ethical standards.
  • Member of the Practice Valuation Study Group (PVSG);
  • Possess historical records of practice sales and market comparisons;
  • Credibility as expert witness for court and legal disputes on values;
  • Experience with proven record within the appraisal field for professional practices;
  • Work devoted to the appraisal and valuation field.


  • To determine fair market value and to assist in determining an asking price, if required.
  • To provide qualified parties with the required financial and necessary legal information.
  • To obtain an accountant’s opinion.
  • To assist in obtaining bank financing – loans or leases.
  • To determine tax allocations and classifications of assets.
  • To prepare legal documents, offers, conditions, bill of sale, etc.
  • To permit registration and documentation of instruments for collateral for loans, leases and mortgages.
  • To assist the courts in legal disputes for awarding values.


  • Complete detailed description of the practice, type of treatment, patients, fees, systems and personnel.
  • Location of facility, plans, premise lease, options, renewals, restrictions and area demographics.
  • Practice and management company financial statements, expenses, analysis and cash flow.
  • Record of all assets, leasehold improvements, clinical equipment and administrative furniture, instruments and materials, liabilities and accounts receivables.
  • Details of all major assets, including approximate age, condition, manufacturer, model and serial number with market and replacement costs.
  • Goodwill calculations and market comparisons with supporting rationale.


Many hours are required to identify, document and value the various goodwill factors and to accurately record the details of all major assets.

The Appraisal of a professional practice is an extremely intricate process requiring specialized training and specific experience. Without this skill and knowledge, it would be very frustrating exercise, not to mention the likelihood of an inappropriate result.

Appraisal fees are 100% tax deductible; therefore, if you estimated your loss of income due to hours spent by yourself trying to obtain information and compared this to the after tax costs of having an Appraiser provide the report, you are much further ahead to engage a Professional Appraiser.

The Appraisal document is the foundation of factual presentation for numerous financial and legal issues. The Appraiser’s professional accreditations and standards, with absolutely no conflict of interest, will assure the client of quality work and complete confidentiality.

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“A major life change requires a consummate team of professionals. Paul and Mollie are superlative in bringing the entire process together from start to finish. We would strongly recommend their services to anyone welling their practice. Thank you again for your promptness, professionalism, and in-depth knowledge of the business of dentistry.”

Drs. Jeff and Jean Weintrub, Hamilton, Ohio

“This was another great experience with Practice Impact. It was my 2nd purchase with them and the deal was clean and neat. All of the details were considered and the timeline was efficient. Paul and Mollie are honest, knowledgeable, and committed to being fair and getting the job done right. I am ready for the next deal with them!”

Dr. Jonathan Klineman, Solon, Ohio

”My experience with Practice Impact could not be termed anything but excellent. I could not give them a higher recommendation and would recommend them to anyone considering a practice transition.”

Dr. Jeffrey Rhees, Oakwood, Ohio

"PI was great! I found them to be professional, timely, and patiently supportive during the process. They have a complete system to facilitate a dental practice transition. Thanks Paul and Mollie. #RETIRED"

Dr. Barry Ross Cincinnati, Ohio