Dental school prepared you for filling cavities and performing root canals, but did it prepare you to be a successful small business owner or equip you to grow and expand your dental practice? Maybe not. But, we have good news! You don’t have to get your MBA to build a business that thrives; you just have to choose the right partners.

Working with a lender who is experienced in the dental industry is an essential part of that equation. We understand the unique needs of dentists because we’ve financed over $1.5 billion in practice loans to dentists for expansion, construction, commercial real estate and various other business purposes.

Whether you are a general dentist, pediatric dentist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontist, endodontist, periodontist or prosthodontist—we are the financing partner with the knowledge and experience that can help you build the practice of your dreams.

Need a little guidance and advice? Contact a loan specialist, they're ready to help.

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Loan Solutions

  • Construction

    A ground-up build may seem overwhelming, but at Live Oak Bank, this is what our construction loan specialists do every day. We can help you build the right team to execute...

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  • Expansion

    As you grow your practice and find yourself running out of space, it may be time for an expansion. Our team specializes in real estate financing for dentists and can help...

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Although I was doing dentistry, I wasn’t able to treat my patients and provide them with quality of care I knew I could provide if I owned my own practice.”

- Dr. Desiree Walker, Owner of Lumber River Dental

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Why Live Oak


We’ll take you where you need to go with our deep industry and product expertise. Our team understands the ins and outs of different business models, and we package your loan accordingly. Every industry has its own nuances and our lenders get that. When it comes to matching your businesses with the best loan, you can trust that it will be the ideal fit.


Our commitment to efficiency and transparency helps you avoid costly mistakes. We work hard to streamline the entire loan process, from the initial conversation to the day you get your money. Throughout your Live Oak experience, we’ll keep you updated and informed. By taking advantage of next-generation technology, your loan will move through each stage seamlessly. Our experienced team knows that your time is valuable, and we won’t waste any of it.


We strive to provide unmatched service and an unwavering dedication to your success. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do at Live Oak. We like to say that we treat every customer like our only customer, and we honestly mean that. Your hopes, your dreams and your goals hold a lot of weight – it is what we work together to achieve. Going above and beyond for you is simply how we operate. We can only say that we’re successful when you are too, so we’ll do everything in our power to make that happen.

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