Frequently Asked Questions

What types of doctors or dental practices does the Smilist affiliate or partner with?

We have no minimum or maximum revenue requirements. We are looking for practices with providers that are skilled, dedicated to patient care and committed to growth. We are also interested in partnering with doctors that are seeking to transition a practice to retire or lessen their workload.

Who is involved in the dental practice buying process?

Members of our experienced clinical, operations and business development teams collaborate to provide a smooth and efficient transition.

What is the practice valuation process?

Our business development team will work with you to get some information your tax returns, patient base and operational details to arrive at a fair market value that our offer will be structured on.

Do I have to pay any fees?

Definitely not. We are not a broker, so we don’t charge any fees.

What will I need to do during the process?

We’ll need some of your time and perhaps that of your staff. This will help us to collect the necessary practice information to complete our analysis and develop a proposal/valuation.

How long does the dental practice affiliation process take?

We’ll work together at a pace that makes sense for you and your practice. The most important thing is making sure that the practice and the team have a plan in place to ensure a successful transition.

Post-affiliation, what changes can I expect?

There will be some minor changes that you and your staff can expect. Our team will be with you every step of the way during and post-transition. We have a proven track record of successfully transitioning practices. We understand that the staff is normally nervous and we provide ample support and guidance so that their concerns are relieved quickly.

I don’t want to retire. I want to continue to practice dentistry and treat patients for many more years to come. Is that ok?

Absolutely – that is music to our ears! We’re not looking to simply affiliate with your practice – we want to establish a long-term relationship with you and your staff.

Will I be able to maintain clinical autonomy?

Yes, you will. Doctors are in charge of their treatment planning and patient-care decisions. Our role is to help and support you and your team so that you can practice dentistry.

Will you keep my staff?

Yes. You and your staff are invaluable and we welcome all aboard.

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