Buying and running

A free day-long seminar that will focus on the buying and running of a dental practice takes place next month at the BDA HQ in Wimpole Street in support of dental charity Heart Your Smile.

The speakers are:

Thomas Coates, partner at Cohen Cramer Solicitors

He will discuss the process of buying a dental practice, how to incorporate your dental practice, the complexities of a purchase agreement, the importance of using a dentally aware firm of solicitors. Thomas is a partner and heads up the dental team at Cohen Cramer Solicitors. He has particular experience in dental transactions with a focus on practice sales and acquisitions, incorporations and drafting the full range of commercial agreements including Expense Share Agreements, Shareholders Agreements and Partnership Agreements. 

Sarah Buxton, Cohen Cramer

Sarah will discuss whether one is really self employed or not and advise you as to what should be in the contracts enabling you to protect the goodwill of your practice and to ensure that one really is self employed. Sarah specialises in dental employment law, drafting associate agreements, contracts of employment and staff handbooks. Sarah deals with Employment Tribunal cases and also advises on non contentious issues such as all aspects of disciplinary, redundancy and grievance procedures.

Seema Sharma, Dentabyte

Seema will share the secrets of why some practice strategies succeed while others fail, and give you a formula to take your practice straight to the path of success. Seema Sharma is CEO of Dentabyte. She has set up four dental practices of her own and now provides business growth and acceleration training for practice owners and managers, to help them blend financial know how, marketing strategies and compliance management for efficient profitable practices. She has developed practice management and training software to help practices support their staff to be effective and productive by using intuitive tools to make day to day management a breeze.

Lis Hughes, Frank Taylor Associates

Lis Hughes is managing director of Frank Taylor & Associates, the largest independent dental broker in the UK. Lis has worked in the dental sector for many years and for the past four years has focussed on the sale and purchase of dental practices. She is able to offer a depth of understanding in what does and does not work and which pitfalls are best avoided! 

David Brewer, healthcare business development manager at FTA Finance    

This presentation will look at the all-important area of securing finance from the bank with the best possible terms. So if you’re looking to buy your first dental practice and want to find out what the Banks will lend and what size of Practice you could realistically purchase, then now’s your chance to listen to the expert.  Ensuring you have all the up to date financial information in place will definitely help in the long-run.

• To book, call Emma Wardle, of Cohen Cramer, on 0113 224 7815 or by email [email protected]


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