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 dental practice loans 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.

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Building a dental office from the ground-up can be overwhelming, but this is our team’s specialty. We are with you every step of the process as your construction financing partner, from funding to groundbreaking to grand opening.


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 support your growth strategy.

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

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We help you achieve more

We’re on a mission to be America’s small business bank. Our deep knowledge and product expertise help us match you with the best solution to meet your unique needs. We’re proud to invest in America’s business owners because your drive drives us.

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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From Our Resource Center

As part of our commitment to supporting small business owners, we have a library of free educational resources available to anyone. Here’s what you can expect to find in Live Oak Bank’s Resource Center:

  • Loan product overviews
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  • Small business fundamentals
  • Live Oak customer spotlights

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