Alan Clemens writes that a practice merger can be among the most important and potentially successful actions taken by dentists during their career. It can be a win-win situation for both the transitioning dentist who is looking to achieve a reduced workload or to move directly to retirement and for the acquiring practitioner who is seeking a larger practice and patient base, a higher after-tax income, and increased utilization and efficiency.

Separately, Vincent Cardillo, MBA, takes an indepth look at developing a solid foundation for growth for anyone wanting to evolve from a solo practice into a multilocation group practice, or dental service organization (DSO). He examines the need to determine a niche, choice of location, whether to buy an existing office or build from scratch, the importance of the naming process, and the how to inculcate a positive office culture.

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