Dental Practice Transitions, Tailored for Your Success

Empowering Dentists through Seamless Transitions: Navigate Buying or Selling with Confidence through Headwaters Practice Transitions

The creation, buying, selling, relocation, or leasing of a dental practice is a huge financial, emotional, and professional decision. But transitioning a dental practice without the proper data and knowledge comes at a high price – in money, time, and frustration. At Headwaters Practice Transitions, our experts specialize in making your transition process informed and painless – just like the services you provide your clients.

Our Seller

Our Buyer

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We provide comprehensive support to those selling their dental practices, by equipping them with the knowledge and tools for a smoother and more successful transition.

We prioritize informed decision-making by providing data-driven insights rather than relying on instincts. That’s why we offer a complimentary, no-obligation prospectus tailored to your practice. Our approach involves a thorough analysis of your practice beyond the financials, followed by a thorough consultation where we explore options, preventive strategies and potential solutions to address your current or future needs.

Similar to the specialized expertise found within dental practices — pedodontists, orthodontists, periodontists, endodontists, oral surgeons — we adopt a multifaceted approach with our marketing, research, contracting and real estate specialists.

With over a decade of experience, Headwaters Practice Transitions has been dedicated to simplifying the buying or selling process for dentists and doctors nationwide. Our goal is to assist you in making the right decisions for your practice, both now and in the future.

What We Provide

Much like the meticulous care you provide for your patients’ oral health, we believe it’s essential for you to have a clear understanding of your practice’s current status and future possibilities. We accomplish this by following a structured approach:


We conduct a thorough examination of your practice’s history, analyzing reports, financials, demographics, client base, procedures and more. This diagnostic phase resembles the process of assessing a new patient, requiring in-depth investigation and background analysis.

Proactive Measures

Following the assessment, you have the autonomy to decide whether to proceed with any changes suggested in the prospectus. We provide a comprehensive overview so that you can make an informed decision regarding potential modifications, future directions or maintaining the status quo. This step may involve preventive actions, preparations, or continuation of existing practices.

Comprehensive Review

As we compile your prospectus, our team conducts a thorough review to ensure no pertinent details are overlooked and to reach a consensus on the current state of your practice. This collaborative process resembles seeking a second opinion from another healthcare professional, emphasizing the importance of communication in formulating a robust plan.

Integrated Expertise

Similar to dental practices with various specialists catering to diverse client needs, our team comprises experts in CPA, real estate, equipment valuation and market analysis. This in-house multi-specialty approach enables us to gain a comprehensive understanding of your practice’s assets, requirements and potential trajectories.

Personalized Recommendations

Upon completion of the prospectus, we present it to you, thoroughly discussing every available option. Our aim is not to sway your decision but to provide you with all pertinent information, akin to how you guide your patients through treatment options. We empower you to make an informed decision based on factual data.

Tailored Solutions

Whether you opt to sell your practice entirely, divest a portion, seek a partnership, or explore associate opportunities, the choice rests entirely with you. Our objective is to present our proposed treatment plan and allow you to determine the best course of action aligned with your objectives, once equipped with all relevant information.

We serve as the facilitator, ensuring that whatever course of action you choose is feasible, practical, and results in outcomes that meet your satisfaction.

Benefits of Engaging a Professional Dental Practice Broker

Selling a practice demands significant time investment, often exceeding 150 hours of dedicated time. Consequently, many opt to enlist the services of a professional dental practice broker to handle the workload, sparing themselves from burdening an already busy schedule. To maximize the financial and personal benefits of your practice sale, numerous critical factors must be carefully weighed, as they directly impact outcomes. Given that time equates to money, any missteps in the transition process could result in substantial losses, both financially and personally.

Concentrate on Your Ultimate Goal

Your primary concern while selling your practice should be preserving its success. This is crucial as both you and your buyer will be impacted if the practice’s value declines due to decreased production. However, prioritizing your bottom line requires dedication and investment, much like when you initially established your practice. Let Headwaters handle the selling process, allowing you to concentrate on maintaining your bottom line.

Adhere to Professional Standards

Selling a practice often involves emotional complexities, making it beneficial to enlist the assistance of a professional dental broker. Their involvement can help alleviate emotional strain from the transaction, resulting in a smoother and more efficient outcome. This enables you to preserve a healthy work-life balance, concentrate on your clinic’s prosperity, sustain professionalism, and leverage the expertise of our professionals.

Creating Ease in Your Dental Practice Transition

Change frequently triggers unwarranted anxiety among owners, staff and even patients when not managed effectively. At Headwaters Practice Transitions, our experts safeguard your practice’s identity and mitigate the stress associated with change, even when it’s positive.

Assess Prospective Buyers

A seasoned dental broker takes charge of your marketing endeavors, ensuring your practice sale reaches the appropriate audience. They typically maintain connections with potential buyers seeking practices in your locality, presenting you solely with vetted prospects. At Headwaters, we maintain a database of thousands of buyers actively seeking practices and excel in pairing sellers with suitable buyers nationwide.

Engage With an Expert

Just as your patients seek your expertise, rely on a broker for their wealth of experience and knowledge! While selling your dental practice may not be an everyday occurrence for you, it’s our daily mission! Professional dental practice brokers possess industry expertise and deep market insight, ensuring a streamlined, expedited, and prosperous sale process.

Selling Your Dental Practice,
While Maintaining Your Legacy

Whether you’re aiming to sell your practice to prioritize family time, pursue travel adventures, or embark on retirement, Headwaters Practice Transitions will equip you with the necessary insights to determine the optimal transition plan tailored to your goals.

Selling a dental practice involves navigating intricate steps encompassing medical, legal, and financial dimensions. Despite initial inclinations to sell or retain ownership, a comprehensive understanding is essential before making an informed decision. Our role is to provide an unbiased, professional perspective, grounded in thorough research.

The sale of your dental practice entails not only practical adjustments but also emotional considerations. Drawing from our own experiences, we are committed to guiding you through this complex journey, leveraging our expertise to facilitate a seamless transition. Recognizing the uniqueness of each situation, we tailor personalized strategies to align with your goals and requirements. Just as your clients rely on you to present all treatment options transparently, we adhere to the same principle, ensuring our clients comprehend the implications of each decision. Hence, the initial step in selling your dental practice involves determining the opportune moment, which we facilitate through a complimentary, no-obligation practice prospectus from Headwaters Practice Transition.

Motivations for Selling & Frequently Encountered Resolutions

If you want to leave your practice right now…

Consider selling your practice outright to allow you to leave or retire immediately.

If you prefer a phased departure strategy…

Consider selling a stake in your practice to a partner, facilitating a gradual transition over time.

If maintaining control over your clinical decisions is important to you…

Consider selling your practice while retaining the role of an associate, ensuring you have the autonomy to practice according to your preferences.

Navigating the Purchase of a Dental Practice

If you’re embarking on your first dental practice purchase or looking to add additional locations to your existing portfolio, Headwaters Practice Transitions is here to guide you through every step, ensuring a smooth transition and helping you find the perfect practice

When purchasing a dental practice, readiness is key for a smooth transition. The Headwaters team stands ready to assist you through the various hurdles that may arise during dental transitions, ensuring a positive and prosperous journey.

Understanding that each situation is unique, we approach every client with flexibility and adaptability, adjusting our strategies to suit their specific needs. At Headwaters, we believe in personalized solutions tailored to the individual, whether they’re buyers or sellers. We don’t subscribe to one-size-fits-all approaches, opting instead to craft customized strategies to meet our clients’ diverse needs.

Benefits of Engaging a Professional Broker for Your Dental Practice Acquisition

  • Understanding of local dental market dynamics
  • Insight into patient demographics in your desired location
  • Proficiency in conducting practice appraisals to ascertain fair market value
  • Access to financial support for acquisitions and enhancements
  • Expertise in real estate, legal, accounting and strategic aspects
  • Comprehensive transition services provided under one roof

Dental Practices for Sale

Headwaters Practice Transitions works with premier dental practices all across the country that are looking to sell.

Explore our inventory of dental practices currently on the market. New opportunities are added weekly. Reach out to our team to create your buyer profile, and we’ll ensure you’re the first to know when your perfect dental practice becomes available — prior to its public listing!

Headwaters Practice Transitions: Your Trusted Partner for Navigating the Sale of a Dental Practice.

Headwaters Practice Transitions stands out from the competition in several ways:

  • Flexible Listing Agreement: Rather than the standard 1-year contract, we offer a 30-day listing agreement, providing you with more flexibility
  • No Penalties for Cancellation: We understand that circumstances may change, so we never impose penalties for canceling our services
  • Proactive Marketing Approach: Our team takes a proactive approach to marketing, ensuring that your practice receives maximum exposure to potential buyers
  • Social Responsibility: As a socially conscious company, we donate a portion of our broker’s fee to a nonprofit organization, and we do so in your name
  • Transparent Pricing: With no upfront costs or retainer fees, you’ll know exactly what you’re paying for, with only one broker fee

In addition to these features, we believe in the importance of giving back to the community. That’s why we donate a percentage of our revenue to selected nonprofit organizations, allowing you to make a positive impact while selling your practice.