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Laura R. Zach



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Areas of Expertise

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Practice Management

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Compensation Plan Design

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Financial Benchmarking Analysis

On The Job

Laura is a Principal with SVA Certified Public Accountants, and focuses on the dental, healthcare and veterinary industries.  Laura provides a variety of accounting, tax, and consulting services for her clients. Her passion is to help others achieve their goals and be successful. Using her business expertise, Laura advises her clients through all stages of business including exploration, start-up, growth, and beyond. 

She works with them to grow revenue, benchmark to industry standards, control overhead, and implement tax-saving strategies. Clients appreciate her critical thinking, strategic planning, and problem-solving skills. Laura proactively works with individual and business clients to determine the tax consequences of potential transactions and keeps them informed of tax law changes and tax-saving opportunities.

She has extensive experience in practice/business management of independent medical and dental groups. This includes oversight of accounting and finance functions, monitoring and analyzing billing company reports, and developing financial forecasts and analyses to assist stakeholders in their decision-making roles. She works closely with her clients in developing compensation structures, buy-ins/buy-outs, staffing models, and analyzing financial aspects of contracts. Laura adds value to client relationships by educating them and presenting information in useful, understandable ways.


  • University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire - Bachelor of Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude)


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

speaking experience

  • Presentations at Marquette Dental School
  • SVA's various webinar series and live presentations
  • Various dental study clubs

professional memberships, affiliations & activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
  • Madison 100+ Women Who Care
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA)
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Foundation Board of Directors
  • SVA Board of Directors 


Laura's interests include cooking, baking, traveling, and spending time with her family back home on the family farm.

Speaker Source

The following is a partial list of the topics Laura covers:

  • Key Considerations in Transitioning your Dental/Veterinary Practice
    • Review factors to consider when buying or selling a practice
    • Understand how to evaluate a fair practice value
    • Identify the timing to buy a practice or sell
    • Understand the tax consequences when buying or selling a practice
  • Strategies for Growing your Dental Practice
    • Learn the importance of measuring hygiene and doctor productivity
    • Don’t underestimate the power of referrals
    • Make sure your fee schedules are at market rates
  • Dental Membership Plans 101
    • Understand how Dental Membership Plans work
    • Discover how they benefit your practice
    • Gain insights on the benefits for your patients
    • Learn how Dental Membership Plan pricing is established

Laura has spoken to audiences at:

  • SVA educational seminars and webinars

Awards and Affiliations

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Madison, WI
1221 John Q Hammons Dr, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 831-8181

Milwaukee, WI
18650 W. Corporate Drive, Suite 200
Brookfield, WI 53045
(262) 641-6888

Colorado Springs, CO
1880 Office Club Pointe, Suite 128
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
(719) 413-5551

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(888) 574-4782

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