While talking to the many dentists who attended the Nation’s Capital Dental Meeting, a theme is emerging. Many associates are exploring scratch start ups rather than looking to purchase an existing practice. It makes sense. Many established dentists are holding on to their practices longer (recouping some of the losses from the economic downturn), even with the density of dental offices in the area, growth in the Loudon area is astounding, and this means there is a patient base to support new offices. Here is an interesting article from our friends at ETS Dental about whether to look at purchasing a practice or doing a scratch start-up.