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1860: The Shifting Dental Consolidation Landscape Pt. 1

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On today’s episode, join us for a discussion with Brannon Moncrief, a seasoned expert in dental practice transitions. We delve into the market dynamics reshaping dental practice sales, the vital role of sell-side advisors, and the changing landscape of DSO activity. Brannon offers his unique perspective on what DSOs seek in acquisition targets and how evolving DSO models impact dentists’ roles post-affiliation. Tune in for strategic insights on valuation tactics used by DSOs and private equity firms in the dental space.

In part one of our discussion with Brannon Moncrief, we dive into the shifting currents of the dental practice sales market. Brannon unpacks the trend of younger dentists entering the seller’s market and the increasing attention from private equity, which is significantly influencing practice valuations. He underscores the critical role sell-side advisors play in enhancing economic outcomes for sellers by negotiating favorable deal structures. We also examine the evolving purchasing behaviors of DSOs, especially under the influence of current economic factors like tightening capital markets. Brannon sheds light on the attributes that make a dental practice an attractive buy for DSOs, from the seller’s profile to the practice’s operational structure. Furthermore, he discusses how DSO affiliations are transforming, granting doctors greater post-sale autonomy and how these changes affect the valuation process. The conversation rounds out with a detailed analysis of the strategies and tactics DSOs employ in valuing dental practices, revealing how EBITDA adjustments, equity terms, and multiples are utilized in deal-making.

For more insights into the dental transitions landscape and to connect with Brannon Moncrief for expert advice on navigating your practice sale, visit Don’t forget to stay tuned for part 1 tomorrow for more invaluable knowledge on making the most of your dental practice transition.