Dr. Tommy Nguyen has acquired the practice of Dr. Leonard Routenberg in Dunwoody, GA

Dr. Len Routenberg called BridgeWay after trying to sell his practice on his own for one year. He had been practicing in the same location in Dunwoody for more than 40 years and it was important to him that the practice continue on with a new dentist who would treat his patients like they were used to being treated. This was especially important to Dr. Routenberg as he had met his wife at the practice over 40 years ago!

When we first met Dr. Tommy Nguyen, he had already owned a sold a few practices and was looking for his next project. When he met with Dr. Routenberg, they had an immediate connection. Both doctors respected the other’s approach to patient care and both felt sure that a transition between them would be smooth. Dr. Nguyen closed on the purchase of the practice in a couple months and has already made many improvements to it. He has a vision for the future of the practice and Dr. Routenberg is excited to see so much enthusiasm going into the practice again.

After trying to market my solo dental practice myself for a year, with no success, I decided to use BridgeWay Practice Transitions. Celeste and Tiffany were very knowledgeable and helpful, guiding me through the process. Within two weeks they had a potential buyer. The entire process was completed and my practice turned over to the buyer within four months of signing our contract. I would highly recommend BridgeWay Practice Transitions.

~ Dr. Len Routenberg

Dr. Scott Scharnhorst has acquired the practice of Dr. James Hudson in Rome, GA

After multiple surgeries on different joints, Dr. Hudson decided his body needed a break. An avid runner, he had just gone through hip surgery when he contacted BridgeWay Practice Transitions. Although no where near the age most are able to retire, Dr. Hudson had set himself up to be able to pass the torch early. His practice was in Rome, a beautiful community in Northwest Georgia. His practice was thriving and he was currently still Fee-For-Service. He was still wanting to work on a very limited basis after the sale and then fill in for other dentists in the area for as long as he still enjoyed it.

Dr. Scharnhorst was living in Virginia at the time he reached out to us. He had family in Chattanooga and wanted to move closer to them. He flew down to Georgia to check out Rome and Dr. Hudson’s practice. Both he and his wife thought it would be a great fit for them and their family. A few months later, they were signing contracts on the sale of the practice and both doctor’s were entering a new phase of their life.

Congratulations to both on a successful transition!

I first came across BridgeWay Practice Transitions and immediately was surprised by the quality of the practices in their listings. Many of them were fee for service practices with healthy profit margins. Their referrals for other professionals to involve in the transaction were fabulous, and overall the entire team communicated and worked together well. I am now on the other side of the deal, and although being a new practice owner has its own stresses, I feel blessed to have found the arrangement I did.

~ Dr. Scott Scharnhorst

Dr. Satya Potaraju has acquired the German Village dental practice of Dr. Sam Latif in Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Sam Latif called BridgeWay when he was ready to downsize from two practices to one. He had a satellite office in the German Village neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio that he was ready to transition. He was passionate about finding the right dentist to take over the practice and had the confidence in Farrah Zemke to do just that. When Farrah met Dr. Satya Potaraju, she had a feeling that Dr. Potaraju was the right person for Dr. Latif’s practice. Dr. Potaraju didn’t attend dental school until her kids were grown, therefore her timeline for ownership was a little pressed. When she met Dr. Latif and saw his practice, she knew it was the one. She put an offer in immediately and never looked back. Both dentists are now happily working together to make sure the transition goes smoothly for all involved. This was truly a story of fulfilling a lifelong dream of practice ownership. Congratulations to all!

When I first met Farrah Zemke with BridgeWay and described to her what I was looking for, she went above and beyond in her search until one that fit my criteria came across. Every step of the way, her valuable experience and negotiating skills ensured that I would be acquiring the right practice. She is professional, proactive, and does not give up. She is very easy to talk to, to work with, and made the whole process significantly easier and comfortable for me. When I successfully purchased the new practice, I enjoyed sharing that moment with her, as I saw her as a partner throughout the whole process. She is a great resource for anyone needing her expertise.

– Satya Potaraju

Mableton Dental Care has acquired the practice of Dr. Tampa Bell in Mableton, GA


We are pleased to announce the transition of Dr. Tampa Rhodes-Bell’s dental practice to Mableton Dental Care, LLC in Mableton, Georgia!

Dr. Rhodes-Bell was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the Medical College of Georgia for her Dental Medical Doctor degree (DMD), graduating in 1996. After more than a decade as a practice owner, Dr. Bell decided it was time to let someone else manage the business so that she could focus on her patients and her family. With two school aged children, it is very important that she is able to give them the attention they need. She is more than happy to continue working in the practice for many years to come!

Dr. Daniel West has acquired the periodontal practice of Dr. Nathan Shapiro in Tucker, GA

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Dr. Shapiro received his dental degree from Columbia University in New York in 1974, followed by a hospital residency at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, NY. He then went on to complete his periodontal training at the University of Pennsylvania. Then, he moved to Atlanta to accept a full-time teaching position as Assistant Professor of Periodontics at the Emory University School of Dentistry. In 1979,  Dr. Shapiro established his dental practice specializing in Periodontics in Tucker, Georgia where he stayed for almost 40 years. Realizing it was time to move on to the next chapter of his life, he reached out to BridgeWay Practice Transitions to help him find the right person to sell his practice to.

Dr. West grew up in Algood, Tennessee. He attended Tennessee State University for his undergraduate degree and Meharry Medical College for his dental degree. After practicing general dentistry for a year in Nashville, he decided to go back to school to become a periodontist. He went to the Medical College of Georgia and completed his training in 2008. After working for a large dental corporation for almost ten years, he was more than ready to own his own practice.

It only took two meetings for these dentists to realize they were a good match. 2018 will be the year of change for both of them, as one takes on the responsibility of owning his own business and the other gets to spend a lot more time in Florida. We wish them both much happiness and success in the years to come!

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Dr. T. James Brown has acquired the practice of Dr. Kevin Magid in Decatur, GA

Dr. Kevin Magid attended Emory University School of Dentistry and graduated in 1977. After completing a general practice residency in the US Air Force, he purchased his practice located in a historic home in downtown Decatur. After 38 years in practice, it was time for Dr. Magid and his wife to do all of the traveling that they had put off while running their practice.

When Dr. T. James Brown reached out to us, he had been out of dental school for two years and was ready for practice ownership. He had his heart set on practicing in Decatur, and at the time, we didn’t have any practices for sale there. Once we listed Dr. Magid’s practice, we knew it could be a good fit for him. Turns out, not only was it a good fit for him, Dr. Brown’s wife had been a patient there! This was truly a perfect match.

I am very glad that I called Bridgeway. After 40 years in practice, I had no clue how to transition into retirement. Tiffany and Celeste came to evaluate my practice and explain the process. In less than a week, they found a Doctor who was the perfect fit to purchase the practice. Celeste was very helpful in guiding me through the procedures. In no time, we were done and both parties were happy with the results. Bridgeway took much of the stress out of the transition and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is contemplating buying or selling their practice.

~ Dr. Kevin Magid

Dr. Emil Orza has acquired the practice of Dr. Maheshvar Patel in Marietta, GA

Dr. Patel sold dental practice to Dr. Orza

Dr. Maheshvar Patel is a Georgia native who earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Mercer University in Macon, GA. He then went on to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry. In 2012, he started Whitlock Avenue Dental in Marietta. A few years later he acquired his second practice in Buckhead. Wanting to focus more on the Buckhead practice, he decided to put his Marietta location up for sale.

Dr. Emil Orza attended Georgia State University for undergrad and, like Dr. Patel, decided to attend NYU for dental school. When it came time to buy his first practice, he wanted to stay in the Marietta area. He was immediately interested in Dr. Patel’s practice because, not only was it in Marietta, they also realized that they went to dental school together. Knowing that they had the same training was a huge bonus. A couple months after their first meeting, they closed on the sale of the practice.

We wish both Dr. Patel and Dr. Orza a successful future in dentistry! It was a pleasure helping them both through this huge milestone in their lives.

Dr. Benjamin Oppenheimer has acquired the practice of Dr. Donna Orlando-Martin in Lancaster, NY

Dr. Orlando-Martin started her practice in 1989. After 28 years running her own practice, she decided it was time to travel more and work less. Dr. Oppenheimer graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and is currently one of the leading experts on Mini Dental Implants. He already owned one practice in Williamsville, NY when he decided it was time to expand. Since Dr. Orlando-Martin wanted to continue to work part time after the sale, it was a perfect match for Dr. Oppenheimer.

Congratulations to both on a successful transition!

Dr. Cesar Tapia & Dr. George Dinulescu have acquired the practice of Dr. Delbert Williamson in Alpharetta, GA

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After starting multiple practices in the Atlanta area, Dr. Williamson decided it was time to move to the country! He and his wife, Dr. Joy Williamson, were ready to trade in practice ownership for a slower way of life in North Georgia. Dr. Cesar Tapia and Dr. George Dinulescu met in dental school while attending the University of Colorado. Although recent graduates of the University of Colorado, they were both already dentists in their home countries before coming to the United States. They knew that, upon graduating, they wanted to partner with each other and buy a small practice that they could grow. Their ideal location was Alpharetta, Georgia and when they heard about Dr. Williamson’s practice they knew it was what they were looking for.

Buckhead Smile Center has acquired and merged the practice of Dr. Portia Grayson in Atlanta, GA

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Dr. Grayson is a native of Tupelo, MS. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery and completed a General Practice Residency in General and Hospital Dentistry at The University of Tennessee. Since then, she has practiced in the Buckhead area of Atlanta for more than 11 years. Although she loves being a practice owner, she felt like she wanted more time with her two young daughters. Joining Buckhead Smile Center allows her to continue treating her patients while improving her quality of life.

Dr. Ken Tralongo and Dr. Steven Wingfield, owners of Buckhead Smile Center, LLC, could not be happier having Dr. Grayson on board. Her upbeat nature and advanced skill set are a valuable addition to their practice. This was truly a win-win for all parties!

Bridgeway is truly, ‘transitions done differently’. Tiffany proved to be compassionate, attentive and extremely knowledgeable at every step along my road to transition my practice from solo practice of 13 years to a practice merger into a practice in my same neighborhood. This merger has been a terrific win for both myself and the practice with which I merged. It was a true win-win for all. She certainly has the background, connections and the vision to set her clients up for success who are looking to move into their next phase of practice.

~ Dr. Portia Grayson