Tips for finding a dental practice for sale include speaking to dentists at local conventions or industry events, checking dental trade publications for sale listings and working with a commercial real estate agent. It is also possible to find practices for sale by searching on dental practice sale sites such as DDSMatch.com as well as general business sale sites such as BizBuySell.com and Craigslist.org, as of 2015.
One common method for locating dental practices for sale is word of mouth research, wherein the party interested in buying speaks to her contacts within the real estate and dental communities to identify dentists interested in selling. It may also involve attending lectures, trade shows or other events in the field to meet dentists and ask about willingness to sell their practice. Many dental publications, such as journals from accreditation services or newsletters from dental schools, may also feature ads for dentists who wish to sell a practice.
Another option is for the buying party to contact a commercial real estate agency, as it is often able to identify practices or facilities currently on the market. Alternately, some dentists may publish ads on dental practice or business sale sites, which typically don't require any special privileges to access. Many sites offer tools for communicating with sellers and options to view images of the property. Some classifieds sites may also contain ads for practices for sale, though availability may vary between locations.