If you are like most dentists, you have spent countless hours managing the details that make your business thrive. You have invested your time and energy into building a successful dental practice and now you are wondering if there’s a better way to enjoy the fruits of your labour, without working so many hours a week. Perhaps you are thinking of retiring, and want to ensure a nest egg for you and your family. If you are considering any of these scenarios, contact us at Altima Dental.
Altima is led by dentists who are sensitive to your needs and understand that your dental practice is so much more than just a collection of chairs and instruments. In over 25 years of growth, we have looked at numerous dental clinics and we know that each one is different. We will review your unique situation and discuss the different ways that you can partner with us. Many of our current associates sold their practice to Altima at fair market value, and have continued to practice dentistry at the same location – caring for the same patients they have looked after for years. Whether you want to continue practicing full-time or you want to practice less so you can spend more with your family, we have multiple, customized options to make your goals a reality.
What made me decide to partner with Altima is the fact that they listen. There are other dental groups that talk about building your practice but not all of them will take the time to truly understand what your practice is about. We operate in a small community and our patients have unique needs and expectations. It was extremely important to us that not only our patients’ expectations continued to be met, but our staff as well. Some of our employees have been with us for nearly 20 years and we consider them all to be part of the family. Altima understood this and helped ensure that we continued to run the practice the same way.
Benefits of Partnering With Us*
Established Brand / Reputation
Altima Dental is one of the largest dental networks in Canada and has established a great reputation in the industry.
Fair Market Value
Receive fair value for the clinic that you have worked hard to build.
No Middle Men
Cut out the middle man for a bigger share of profits.
Flexible Transition from Ownership
Our team will help ensure the affiliate transition is smooth.
Support Team of Business Experts
Get extra business support from our accounting, operations, marketing, and human resources experts.
Option to Keep Treating Patients
Continue to do the work you love, without all of the administrative headaches.
Keep Your Existing Dental Team
Keep the team of people that you are familiar with.
Stress / Hassle Free
Eliminate some of the stress that comes with managing a dental practice.
Great opportunities for career growth for you and your team.
Large Network of Like-Minded Colleagues
Join a large group of dentists who think like you do and benefit from the shared knowledge.
Remain autonomous and get the support you need to help the practice run smoothly.
Opportunities to be mentored by clinical leaders.
* For practices meeting criteria
Dr. Sven Grail, DMD, MBA, JD, MAGD, FICD, FAARM
Co-CEO, Altima Dental Canada
Dr. George Christodoulou, BA, DDS, MBA, MAGD
Co-CEO, Altima Dental Canada
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I continue to work if I affiliate my practice?
We look for at least a two year commitment but we are happy to have you stay longer. That decision is up to you. When another affiliate is added to your practice, we would also like you to mentor them.
Will I be told to practice dentistry differently?
No. All of our dentists maintain clinical control over treatment. We do expect each dentist to follow the standard of care established by our clinical experts.
Can I use the lab that I am currently using?
Yes, as long as your current lab meets the quality, pricing, and turn-around standards that we have established with other labs.
Do I have to use Altima’s dental supply company?
Yes, but we are able negotiate the best prices with vendors due to the size of our group. Our senior management team listens to the suggestions of all our valued providers to ensure only the best quality supplies are used.
Can I still refer to the specialist that I currently refer to?
The providers in our network work together to support each other to try to keep all dental procedures within the Altima network. It is our goal to serve the patient in the best, most efficient way possible. If you and your team determine that an in-house specialty does not work for a specific patient, then the case can be referred to an outside specialist.
My practice is worth more than a collection of chairs, equipment and employees — how will you honor the goodwill I’ve built?
In our experience, every dental practice is unique. We understand that this is more than a financial decision; it’s also an emotional one. Our goal is to ensure that we honour the legacy you’ve created and continue to build on your good reputation with patients and the community.
When my clinic becomes supported by Altima Dental, will you take over everything?
Altima Dental affiliates with successful offices that have achieved a lot of success on their own. Therefore, we don’t see a reason to come in and change everything. We expect that our proven business practices will result in higher returns. Doctors still remain the clinical leaders of their practice, and our support will help ensure efficiency.
How can I find out more info about partnering with Altima?
You can fill out the form above or get in touch with one of our Co-CEO’s above.