Our Story

50+ Years

of knowledge and experience.

While dentalcpas.com was founded over twenty years ago, the genesis of the firm, Naden/Lean, LLC, began in 1956 by its founding partner, the late Paul Naden CPA. Gerry Lean, CPA, later joined Paul in the mid-1960s to form the firm Naden/Lean LLC. The firm focused primarily on physician and dental practices for the first thirty years, mainly in the Maryland, Virginia & Washington DC areas. However, as market conditions began to change, the firm expanded and brought in other CPA partners to join Naden/Lean, LLC broadening its client base with non-healthcare-related clients in a strategic move to diversify its offerings. Though the firm added the non-healthcare division, its roots and expertise remained in working with individual physicians and dentists, and multiple divisions were developed within Naden/Lean LLC.

In the mid-1990s, as the landscape of the physician and medical world began to change and consolidate into more institutional-based medical practices, Tim Lott CPA, as one of the leaders in the healthcare division, made a strategic decision to focus solely on dental practices. Tim, along with his long-time partner Darryl Bodnar CPA and other professionals within the healthcare division, continued to grow the dental services division of the firm locally, and as advances in technology reduced geographic proximity constraints, www.dentalcpas.com was born.

With the depth and expertise of five partners and principals who are backed by a fully talented team, Dental CPAs now serves the dental community and its individual doctors in at least forty states, including all four corners of the greater US and Alaska, Hawaii, and even the US Virgin Islands offering expertise and assistance with purchasing a practice, buying into a practice, starting a practice, selling a practice, adding or eliminating associates and ongoing benchmarking analysis and tax planning.