NC Planning Blog

Negotiating Starting Salaries for New Dental Grads: Here’s the Drill

According to recent surveys conducted by the American Dental Association, new dental grads can expect to receive a starting salary of approximately $140,000. After gaining experience in the dental field, a general practitioner can earn an average of $174,780 and a specialist can receive a monstrous sum of $322,200. To maintain a growing practice and […]

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Buying or Selling a Dental Practice: Key Letter of Intent Points

When it comes time to buy or sell a practice, one of the first steps is preparing and negotiating the letter of intent.  This document serves as the expression of the parties’ intentions in regards to the transaction and will lay the foundation for the to-be-prepared purchase agreement. As such, it is important to make sure […]

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Top 10 Things to Look For In an Associate Employment Agreement

If you are a dentist who is about to join a practice as an associate, you will want to review your employment agreement very carefully as it defines the rights between employer & employee and is typically put in place to protect the employer. Below are a few key items to consider; these have some […]

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An Aging Patient Demographic

It is no secret that the elderly is the fastest growing age demographic.  North Carolina remains in the midst of a significant demographic change as the state’s 2.4 million baby boomers begin to enter the retirement age.  In 2013, one in five were 60 years of age and older in North Carolina.  In 2033, it […]

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Negotiating a Commercial Lease: Top 5 Considerations

Whether you are a start-up company or an existing business experiencing growth, you may be looking to rent commercial real estate to serve as your base of operations.  While the signing of a commercial lease is often a positive transaction, indicating that times are good and the future is bright, the process can be a […]

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