The Practice Sales Podcast

The Practice Sales Podcast

TUSK Partners is an M&A Advisory firm that focuses exclusively in the Group Dental Practice and DSO space. We'll have a variety of hand-picked guests on our show, but most of our content will be based on dialogue between our leadership team. You can find more info on our website at or on LinkedIn at @TuskPartners and Facebook at @TUSKPartners.


September 11, 2023 32 mins

Join Kevin Cumbus, Dr. Bubba Waters, and Dr. Art Steineker for the final episode of our three part Seller's Journey podcast series. In episode three Dr. Waters and Dr. Steineker share the story of their selling process. They will take a deep dive into the decision making process of deciding to sell, the experience during the selling process, and life a year after their transition. 

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Join Kevin Cumbus, Ryan Mingus, and Alex Chernviasky for episode two of our three part Seller's Journey podcast series. In episode two the TUSK leadership team will walk through the process of selling your dental practice from a financial, strategic, and personal perspective.

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Join Kevin Cumbus, President of TUSK, and Josh Swearingen, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for episode one of our three part Seller's Journey podcast series. Episode one dives into the motivations and strategies used by DSOs and private equity groups when approaching dental practice owners told from the perspective of a former buy-side representative.  

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In this episode, Kevin Cumbus, President of TUSK Partners, defines the 10 most common dental deal terms to know. Often times our clients ask for clarity on terms in their letters of intent or as they begin discussions with the buy-side. This episode will lay out the meaning behind terms such as EBITDA, JV Equity, DSO, Multiple, and more. 

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April 7, 2021 22 mins

In this episode, we'll look back at the origin story of DSOs and the "founding father," Heartland Dental Care. Then, we'll leap forward to discuss the advent of Smile Doctors, U.S Oral Surgery, and U.S Endodontic Partners. This episode will wrap up with a candid conversation around what's happening in the specialty market and why now is the best time to sell your large practice or DSO!

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February 10, 2021 16 mins

In this episode, Co-Founding Partner Kevin Cumbus sits down with Ryan Mingus, Director of M&A at TUSK, to discuss what to expect in 2021 from an M&A perspective. Specifically, tax and valuation changes, deal flow, and new private equity backed groups! The year ahead is packed with new valuation expectations that we can't wait to share with you all!

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February 2, 2021 27 mins

In this episode, we'll discuss the year that was from an M&A perspective. The COVID impacted M&A year lead to some of the most challenging, yet rewarding deals we've ever had the pleasure of working on. We'll segment this episode into the four quarters of 2020, and what we saw unfold during those times.  Including COVID's impact on group dental practice deal structure and the industry as a whole.  

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This episode is all about "The Seller's Journey" and what you as an entrepreneur go through when you're thinking about a partnership with a DSO, private equity group, or even selling to another dentist. Dr. Amy Jackson will share her journey of receiving her first unsolicited offer, the importance of hiring an advisor to guide you through the process, and how TUSK was able to increase her initial offer by 63%. S...

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