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Common Reasons Why Associates Are Purchasing Dental Practices

Common Reasons Why Associates Are Purchasing Practices


As a Dental Practice owner, you can determine your own your own destiny and have a better control of your future. Purchasing a practice is a huge commitment and keeping your motivations at the forefront of your mind will enable you to run your practice in a way that achieves these goals.


Whilst each Practice Owner will have their own unique motivations, there are a few common benefits that make purchasing a practice an exciting opportunity. Let’s take a look…


You Make The Decisions 

When you buy your own practice, you are your own boss and therefore have the ability to control any aspect of how the business runs.  No one enjoys “office politics” and although it’s not uncommon to disagree with a colleague from time to time, a negative working environment can have a negative impact on your productivity and satisfaction levels.

By buying your own practice, you can create the culture you’ve always dreamed of, with colleagues you personally choose and a schedule that works for you. Beyond this, you are responsible for the wellbeing of your patients.


Higher Earnings

As obvious as it sounds, Practice Owners earn more than Associates. Money may not be your biggest motivation as a dedicated dental professional but investing in your own practice means wealth can continue to grow. If you think about it, you can maximise your earning potential by treating more patients without doing all of the work yourself!

Furthermore, purchasing a dental practice means owning a business and a property – an asset that will only increase in value over the course of your career.


Affordable Practices Are Available

Finding your ideal practice often takes several viewings and searching in different locations other than where you currently live. For instance, dental practices located in busy urban areas tend to be priced higher as opposed to those in quieter rural areas. If you are not tied down to a particular area, by moving to a different part of the country you may find better value for money and allow you to live the life you’ve always dreamed of.


Securing Funding Is Not Hard

Securing finance to fund your practice acquisition is not as hard as you may think. Working with a specialist broker will enable you to explore your loan options and negotiate a deal that fits within your budget.


Final Thoughts

Ultimately, purchasing a practice should be viewed as an opportunity and not a risk. It’s your chance to become a successful business owner and reap the financial rewards you deserve.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that your skills need to go further than just dentistry. From CQC and health & safety to marketing and all the other elements of operating a dental practice, ensure you are prepared to manage these tasks.

If you are realistic and plan ahead, you will have a successful career for decades to come.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. In the meantime, take a look at available dental practices to buy here.

Posted by: Lorraine Hunt on

General Buyer Terms 

This agreement is in relation to MediEstates Limited whose registered office is at 1st Floor, Pacific House, Stanier Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6BF acting for and on behalf of our clients ("the Vendors"); and yourself (Buyer's Name) in relation for an introduction to a prospective sale of a business as a going concern. By registering through this agreement I agree to all terms set out below:

  1. Definitions
    In this Agreement the following terms and phrases shall have the following meaning unless the context otherwise requires:

    Dental Practice business providing dental care. This business is under the MediEstates Ltd sale terms.
    Confidential Information
    Means the actual Vendors identity and all confidential information in respect of the Business, including, but not limited to, any ideas, business methods, prices, accounts, finance, marketing, research, development, manpower plans, processes, market opportunities, intentions, design rights, product information, customer lists or details, employees’ details, trade secrets, computer systems and software, and other matters connected with the products or services manufactured, marketed, provided or obtained by the Vendor, and information concerning the Vendor’s relationships with actual or potential clients or customers and the needs and requirements of such clients’ or customers’ operations.
  2. Obligation of Confidentiality
    The Prospective Purchaser agrees to treat as confidential, information supplied by or on behalf of the Vendor in connection with the sale of the Business.
  3. Exclusions
    The obligation of confidentiality set out in clause 2 does not apply to:
    1. any information received from a third party who was legally free at the time of disclosure to disclose it;
    2. any information which was already lawfully in the Prospective Purchaser’s possession prior to receiving it from MediEstates Ltd on behalf of the Vendor; and
    3. any information which is in its entirety already in the public domain.
  4. Duties of Prospective Purchaser
    1. The Prospective Purchaser shall take such a reasonable security measures to protect the Confidential Information and trade secrets.
    2. The Prospective Purchaser shall not, without the prior written consent of the Vendor, permit any of the Confidential Information:
      1. to be disclosed, other than in confidence to its legal or professional advisors;
      2. to be copied or reproduced;
      3. to be commercially exploited in any way;
      4. to be used for any purpose other than in connection with the prospective purchase of the Business;
      5. MediEstates is registered under the Data Protection Act 2018. Upon Signing this agreement you agree to follow the legal obligations of this act to protect the details of the information supplied to you, with it no to be passed outside of the control of you the prospective purchaser.
    3. The Prospective Purchaser agrees to keep a record of Confidential Information received.
    4. The Prospective Purchaser will return to MediEstates or the Vendor all documents containing Confidential Information and all copies of those documents on demand at any time which are in its possession or under its control, and for this purpose the term “documents” includes computer discs and all other materials capable of storing data and information. The Prospective Purchaser agrees that such documents remain the property of the MediEstates on behalf of the Vendor.
    5. The Prospective Purchaser must not jeopardise or re-direct the sale under any circumstances.
    6. The Prospective Purchaser must not contact the Local Area Team or CCG regarding any practice sale, by any means of media unless written permission is granted from the Vendor.
    7. To carry out own due diligence on practice purchases and accepts that any information MediEstates has supplied is information provided by the vendor and is not responsible for its accuracy or completeness.
  5. This Agreement
    The existence of this Agreement and its terms are confidential and neither MediEstates nor the Purchaser may disclose anything about this Agreement or its subject matter or implementation to any person other than in confidence to their legal or professional advisers.
  6. Duties of Prospective Purchaser
    When buying Dental practices, finance is normally needed. Our organisation operated over more than one of the MediHoldings brand, by completing this from you agree that the information can be shared to our other organisations to avoid the need to register independently and provide the best possible service.

    MediEstates will refer you to the specialist dental lending team and MediFinancial who will contact the necessary banks, whom have preferential healthcare lending rates in some cases, to ascertain which funding is available to you.
    By signing this agreement you do not have to use any of the banks MediFinancial contact, it is just another service which we provide.
  7. Deposit for Dental Practice
    If you are interested in putting forward a formal offer in for a practice, once the offer is accepted there will be a deposit required to secure the practice sale which is dependant of the practice size. This deposit is held in a client account and will be returned to the buyer on completion of the practice sale. You the buyer, will be required to sign a deposit schedule which will cover the buyer and the seller in the event that the practice sale does not proceed.
  8. Changes to this Agreement
    Any changes made to this agreement must be authorised and signed by one of MediEstates Ltd Directors.
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