History of LSA

Lee Skarin and Associates, Inc. has been committed to working with the dental profession since 1959 when Lee Skarin was a dental equipment salesman with Los Angeles Dental Supply. In 1972, Lee Skarin began selling dental practices as it had become clear to him that starting a dental practice from scratch was no longer a viable idea.


Kurt Skarin began working with Lee Skarin and Associates, Inc. in 1983 after leaving the healthcare law firm where he had handled the sale of hospitals and negotiated Medi-Cal agreements for hospitals. Lee Skarin retired in 1986. Kurt Skarin has been at the helm since that time. Kurt brings an unparalleled level of knowledge and expertise to the dental practice field with a doctorate in psychology and a law degree from Loyola University. He is able to handle the most complex transactions and to provide valuable insight into practice transition issues.


Following in his grandfather and father’s footsteps, David Skarin started Lee Skarin and Associates of Arizona, LLC after growing a successful consulting firm in Phoenix where he negotiated multi-million dollar insurance policies for self-funded corporations.  Prior to starting his consulting firm, David was a Senior Controller for a Fortune 1000 company where his specialty was financial modeling and pricing.  He received his M.B.A. in finance from Thunderbird and has the ability to financially model and negotiate the most challenging and diverse practices.


We have completed more than 2,000 practice sales and have prepared thousands of appraisals.  With Lee Skarin and Associates of Arizona, LLC you receive personal attention throughout the sale of your dental practice. We have a large inventory of buyers and are able to sell your practice for the best possible price. 


Contact Lee Skarin and Associates of Arizona, LLC to get the answers to your practice sale questions.

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David Skarin, M.B.A.


David received his B.S. in business marketing from Arizona State University and his M.B.A. in finance from Thunderbird School of Global Business.  Since graduating with his M.B.A., David has continued to grow and develop as a business professional.  He worked his way up in corporate finance where he was a senior controller for a Fortune 1000 company. He specialized in financial modeling, pricing and valuations.  He started a consulting firm where he managed and negotiated multi-million dollar insurance contracts for his clients.  Upon creating his own successes in both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, he decided it was time to go back to his family roots and expand the family business into Arizona.


Kurt Skarin, M.S., J.D., Ph.D.


Kurt Skarin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Lee Skarin and Associates.  He graduated with his bachelors from UCLA, his masters and Ph.D. from Tulane and his J.D. from Loyola Law School.  He has worked for Lee Skarin and Associates since 1983 and been overseeing operations since 1986.  He has personally completed over 2,000 dental practice sales and countless appraisals.  He has published articles on the dental industry and is certified as an expert in dental practice transitions.