Andy Acton

Andy Acton

Author at Dentistry Online

Andy Acton is a serial entrepreneur developing the FTA group of companies, a full range of business services for the dental profession. Andy has been involved in the business of dentistry for over 20 years and is the director and co-owner of Frank Taylor & Associates, FTA Finance, FTA Financial & Wealth Management, FTA Law and Browns Locumlink. Andy is a sought after public speaker covering topics including leadership, management, marketing and the value of dental practices. Website: www.ft-associates.com
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COVID-19 and dental practice ownership

Andy Acton from FTA, and Kirsty Hague from Hague Dental, discuss the options for dentists surrounding practice ownership following COVID-19. COVID-19 may have torn apart the global economy but, according to a recent article in The New York Times, the unique positioning of dental practices makes them stable businesses. Indeed, in the eyes of some … Continued

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How to build a squat practice – a financial perspective

Squat practices are growing in popularity as associates look to take control of their futures. In the second of two articles, we hear from Andy Acton about the financial hurdles dentists need to overcome to build a squat practice. Why should a dentist start a squat practice now? The last 12 months were really hard. … Continued

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Is anyone buying a dental practice?

FTA is experiencing a surge in activity from those looking to purchase a dental practice. Andy Acton explains where that’s coming from and what it means. Not surprisingly during the ‘lockdown’ period, the dental practice sales market slowed down. However, over the last few months, there has been an encouraging surge in activity. At Frank … Continued

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Selling a practice…it’s so much more than just finding a buyer!

Andy Acton and Chris Strevens discuss the potential complications when selling your dental practice to a friend. If you’ve made up your mind to sell your practice, congratulations. It’s a big decision and one we’re sure you didn’t take lightly! There’s a lot involved in a practice sale. The initial valuation and finding a buyer … Continued

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Dentistry’s best kept secret!

Andy Acton and Chris Strevens talk about dentistry’s best kept secret – how they could save selling practices thousands of pounds. The dental sector, like most others, is adapting and changing to the new environment. In the last few months there has been an encouraging surge in activity. The number of potential buyers is increasing … Continued

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Life in practice after lockdown – Andy Acton

In the first of a new series, we speak to Andy about how he’s found lockdown slowly ending and any advice he’d pass on to dental practices. More about Andy Acton Andy Acton is a serial entrepreneur developing the FTA group of companies, a full range of business services for dentistry. Andy’s first move into … Continued

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Management protocols to aid recovery

Andy Acton explains how dental practice managers can help motivate their team and aid recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst leadership drives the business forward it is management that deals with the complexity of it. There are four characteristics of strong management. This part of our COVID-19 Recovery Package is designed to help you build … Continued

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COVID-19 – managing costs through a crisis

With many practices managing costs during the COVID-19 lockdown, Andy Acton shares his advice on making those difficult decisions. There’s no denying that the current COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. It is forcing many dental practices to take difficult decisions, often with limited information and in limited timescales. Not surprisingly a lot of these decisions focus … Continued

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Walk and talk – Andy Acton speaks to Shiraz Khan about embracing videos

‘A picture speaks a thousand words, a video speaks a thousand pictures,’ Shiraz says. Andy and Shiraz met to discuss embracing video marketing through social media. Shiraz explains that he never started out with a target to focus on videos. He says the engagement goes up naturally by using videos. ‘It’s an art in itself,’ … Continued

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Selling to a dental corporate? Six critical questions you must ask

Andy Acton suggests six questions dentists should be asking before selling their practice to a dental corporate. The growth of the dental corporate in recent years has meant a dramatic increase in the number of direct approaches from them to buy practices. How would you react if you received just such an approach? There are … Continued


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