Dental Buyer Advocates

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Very Helpful

“I had my heart set on two practices that Brian helped talk me out of buying. I bought the third we looked at seriously and am glad I waited. “

A Trusted Guide

“I finally felt like someone had MY best interests at heart with this huge life decision. Thanks Brian & team!”

Awesome to Work With

“Brian helped me negotiate a sales price of $75,000 less than the asking price. He also noticed a mistake on the accounts receivable purchase that saved me another $6,300.”

Ahead of the Game

“Because of DBA on my team, we were at least one step ahead the entire way. I always knew what was next and how to succeed.”

Knowledge is Power

“Brian and his team saved me $175,000 off the asking price, by asking one simple question.”

Highly Recommended

“DBA saved me $36,754 on just the loan negotiations with banks alone. Definitely recommended to work with this team.”

In Your Corner

“DBA coached me through due diligence and we uncovered massive insurance fraud BEFORE the purchase. Saved my butt on a $1.5M decision.”

Welcome to Dental Buyer Advocates

I’m Brian Hanks. My team and I only help dentists, we only work with buyers, and we work nationwide. We specialize in helping dentists like you with one of the most important career decisions you’ll ever make.

Check out this comprehensive dental practice acquisition checklist to learn about the road ahead.

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Find, analyze, negotiate, and purchase for the right price.

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Together we will take a deep dive into the practice you are looking at and objectively assess the opportunity. This is one of the biggest, most important career decisions you will make as a dentist, so it’s important to get this right.

Our Engagement is broken down into 3 phases.



Initial Analysis




Ownership Checklist


"I want you to feel confident as I guide you through one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. Former clients tell me the biggest mistake most dentists make when buying a practice is WAITING TOO LONG. Let me help you feel confident in knowing how to buy the right dental practice." - Brian

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Practice Purchase Analysis

Dental Practice with Old Equipment: Now What?

Dentists buying a practice often get caught up in the state of [...]


DON’T Worry About This When Buying a Dental Practice

The dentist I was talking to argued that starting a practice makes [...]

Before You Buy Due Diligence

Am I Getting the Dental Practice I Paid For? Two Flavors of Due Diligence

“Am I buying what I think I’m buying?” If you’re going to [...]


Approaching Your Negotiations Like a Battle is a BAD Idea

Don't negotiate simply to negotiate—negotiate to find a win-win. Protect yourself well [...]

Practice Purchase Analysis

How Much Does a Dental Practice Owner Make?

On average, a dental practice owner in the U.S. makes $335,207 per [...]

Before You Buy

Choosing a Dental Accountant (Even If It’s Not Me)

If you’re buying a dental practice, you’ll need to have a few [...]

Before You Buy

Are You Sure You Want to Own a Dental Practice?

An underappreciated first step in buying a dental practice? Decide whether you [...]

Due Diligence

3 Simple Things to Be the Best Dentist In Town

When you’re assessing a potential practice to buy, look hard at the [...]

Due Diligence

You Have All the Expertise You Need to Buy a Dental Practice

In a dental practice transition, you'll have hired experts for a reason, [...]

Due Diligence

Meeting Your New Staff: What Dentists Should—and Shouldn’t—Do

I often say that if you’re worried about keeping patients after the [...]

Due Diligence

Visiting a Practice For Sale—How to Do It Right

Seeing a practice in person is a must before buying it. When [...]


Navigating a Parent/Child Dental Practice Sale

I’ve worked with quite a few parent/child dentist families, where the parent [...]

Due Diligence

2 Ways to Evaluate a Selling Dentist—and When to Do Them

Buying a dental practice is NOT like buying a home. In a [...]

Before You Buy

7 Questions that Tell You If It’s a Good Practice For You

I’m a numbers guy. I love spreadsheets, statistics, and the quantitative side [...]

Before You Buy

Here’s How to Get Rid of Student Debt FAST

If you’re a dental associate, your student loans probably look like Mount [...]


Shifting to the Ownership Mindset

Remember in dental school, all those classes you took on how to [...]


Want a Good Practice Loan Rate? Make the Banks Negotiate FOR You

"Negotiating" is just one of those words. Like "networking," I know that [...]


Your BIG Advantage Over DSOs

DSOs seem to be on the rise these days. These investor-owned, multi-practice [...]


Understanding the Balance Sheet during Due Diligence

Balance sheet due diligence is not typically a major part of due [...]

Finding a Practice

How to Use BROKERS to Find a Dental Practice to Buy

If you’re looking for a dental practice to buy, follow my 80/20 [...]

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Whether you’re trying to find a practice or have already closed on one, we provide expert guidance for every aspect of the deal. Click any of the links below to learn more.

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