MWA is now CLA

We are excited to share that we plan to join CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) on November 1, 2018. CLA is a national professional services firm that, like us, has developed an approach to business grown out of a passion for the businesses in our communities and a deep concern for the people who make them run. Please click here for more information:

As CLA, we can offer you even deeper knowledge and capabilities when you need it — while retaining the agility we have today.
All told, this transition should feel seamless. Take a look at to get a feel for CLA — creating opportunities for businesses, individuals, and communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to continuing to serve you.

The Journey from Dentist to DSO

Client Profile

A local bank referred a dental practice to MWA that had grown frustrated with its previous accountant’s lack of communication and failure to provide additional guidance and strategy on how to expand its dental practices.

Pain Point

The client had been surprised in recent years by large, unexpected tax liabilities that resulted from its previous accountant’s lack of tax planning proactivity. The client also wanted to grow its three dental practices into a true DSO and didn’t feel confident that its former accountant could help it accomplish this goal.

The Right Solution

MWA has a tremendous amount of experience in starting, growing, and preparing DSOs for sale. Since we started working with this practice, we have succeeded in adding new practices to the client’s enterprise by implementing custom systems and processes that help the client understand the key metrics that drive its success, track the metrics on a monthly basis, and ultimately reach its maximum potential. 

Above and Beyond Results

In addition to helping the client build a flourishing DSO enterprise, we have become a true member of its strategic and operational team. We have trained the client’s COO on methods for optimizing efficiency in every aspect of the business, helped develop its strategic differentiating model and implemented a long-term plan that will enable the owner to exit the business seamlessly in the future.