Successfully Connecting The Dentist’s Present With Their Future

Serving The Pacific Northwest


Buying or selling a practice? Looking for a trusted partner to help during the transition? We are experts in listing your dental practice for sale and connecting people to the best opportunities for their business!

WHY DDSmatch?


WHY DDSmatch?

Who We Are

Who We Are

The Trusted Transition Process™

The Trusted Transition Process™


DDSmatch The Trusted Transition Process™

DDSmatch The Trusted Transition Process™

Landing the Airplane (The Trusted Transition Process™)

Finding the Perfect Match (Our Match Process)

Prepared for Anything (Legal Counsel)

Fair Practice Evaluation (Third-party Business Valuations)

Transitioning on Your Terms (Practice Optimizer Experience)


John Waco, DDSmatch
Helping Dentists Transition in The Pacific Northwest

Years with DDSmatch

Years in the Industry

John Waco brings more than 38 years of dental industry experience to ddsmatch. From his start as a dental hygienist in the United States Air Force, Fairchild, WA, to his most recent role, Equipment/Technology Specialist, John has made a career out of helping dentists. As a ddsmatch professional, John represents doctors in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. He lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with his wife and they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. They also enjoy boating Lake Coeur d’Alene, Priest and Pend Oreille.

Q: What does DDSmatch do exactly?
JW: DDSmatch handles practice sales, practice mergers, dental partnership agreements, associate placements, and dental office appraisals. I am a real estate broker, so I can also assist with dental practice real estate sales in many cases. We also work with other business professionals and have an extensive team of attorneys, accountants, lenders, and appraisers to ensure the smoothest transition possible.

Q: What makes you and DDSmatch great at what you do?
JW: In addition to being in the “dental trenches”, with clinical “hands-on” knowledge, plus extensive sales and negotiation experience, I know the industry and landscape, as I have traveled the Northwest territory exclusively. DDSmatch has a clear and proven process for the most important and complicated decision in a dentist’s career. DDSmatch has a national presence that can tap into buyers, partners and associates across the country, and in my opinion, our team is comprised of some of the most impressive minds in dentistry.

Q: What motivates you?
JW: For me, motivation is knowing that I am helping dentists preserve their legacy! From experience, I know that the only way to serve your customers is to intentionally listen to their concerns and needs. DDSmatch’s only priority is to serve the dentist and that makes it easy to do my job.

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“My wife Theresa and I recently sold our 37+ year, Spokane Valley Dental Practice.  We wanted to use a company with a local person, rather than one of the “usual remote firms!  DDSmatch filled ALL our expectations. We were inundated with corporate offers however we wanted to specifically find an “owner-operator” dentist to continue the legacy and many lifetime friendships I had created.

I personally had a lot of demands that were given to our broker, John Waco from our first meeting. He listened to everything I said, expected, and asked of him. We sold the practice to a husband wife team, from Alaska. These folks are genuine, family people and shared my philosophy of dentistry.

Our sale was easy and straightforward because John walked us through each step using “The Trusted Transition Process.”  DDSmatch has all the professional team players in place to complete the sale process. DDSmatch found and vetted the right buyers, allowing us to maximize the value of our practice, in the middle of a pandemic, which resulted in a 62% increase from my original expectations. When the sale was complete, we met our goal of all buyers and sellers being happy, transferring my practice legacy and being friends.

After 37 years, the decision to sell was not an easy one for me, however the job that John Waco did, eased myself of any burdens or hardships during our transaction. John was available, ready, and able, anytime of day or night we needed him. John did a great job, and I would personally recommend his services to anyone interested in a dental office transition.


Dr. John T. Belknap D.D.S.”

“If you are considering selling your practice, I highly recommend John Waco.   He recently represented us for the sale of our multi doctor dental clinic.   I have owned this practice for 23 years.  My husband runs the business and has a very good handle on the finances and valuation of the practice.   We considered not using a broker to save the commission but decided the marketing services would be worth the fee.

Thank goodness we made that decision!  Looking back on it, why would you try to cut corners on one of the most important financial events of your lifetime?

Despite being a very friendly negotiation, dozens of questions and issues came up that we never anticipated.   John wisely guided us and the buyer to practical solutions and amicable agreements.   He also knew a lot of critical questions to ask that we never considered.  Having been through one practice sale over two decades ago, we had very limited experience with selling a practice.  You just don’t know what you don’t know.

We were really impressed with how John managed the process right up to closing and transition.  He helped avoid a lot of potential problems for us and the buyer.  John always had the right “touch” to diffuse tense situations that could have killed the deal left unchecked.   Even though he is very clear about “working for the seller” our buyers trusted his insights, integrity and objectivity.

Looking back on it, John’s credibility was easily worth more than the commission.  Without John we probably would have felt compelled to come down off our asking price, however that never came up because he made a very strong case for the value we built.

We had no idea how much we needed John Waco and DDSmatch before we started.    We consider ourselves very, very lucky to have found him.”

Annette Dusseau, DDS, MAGD, ABGD, FACD, FICD

“I highly recommend John Waco from DDSmatch, he helped me with my transition and it went without a hitch.  

  • He is very detail oriented and took care of the entire process, kept me very informed and made sure I was well taken care of.  
  • He clearly has tremendous knowledge about the dental industry and works hard to get results and make the transition process easy and painless.  
  • Extremely responsive, attentive and professional.  

He found a great candidate for my practice purchase and I would choose him again without hesitation.”

Dr Greg Zlock DMD