How to Figure out Dental Office Profit with Multiple Associates

My brain is fried, I think I can do this with setting up examples, but wondering if there is a standard number for this? If my overhead is roughly 65%, I’m going to take 35% as a solo practitioner. If I have two associates, with same overhead, I want to figure average profit. They get 30% each, working half the time at two offices. I’m guessing that 35% figure is going to drop to 20-25%.


Why not set up a simple spreadsheet and plug the numbers…maybe something like this:

I assumed labsuppliesassnt labor at 25% and additional fixed OH of 10% and if you pay them 30% then the additional expense for you is 65%, you make 35%……

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