The  ONLY  Hotline You'll Need For Equipment Appraisal Training, Certification, And Support
(800) 706-7809

Patrick Johnston

Patrick Johnston

Patrick Johnston


Buy / Sell A Business , Member


1095 Evergreen Circle

Suite 238
The Woodlands, Texas 77380 United States

About Patrick


Beginning in 2008, associate/principal of McLerran & Associates, a dental practice transition
consulting firm, with offices in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, South Texas and Houston, Texas.
Over 25 years of experience in the dental industry, including group practice management, IT
consulting and sales, practice transitions and direct consulting with health professionals. Direct
P&L responsibility for multimillion dollar group dental practice.

  • Since January of 2023, Business Transitions Advisor/Intermediary, Murphy Business Sales - Texas
  • Texas Real Estate Broker
  • Louisiana Real Estate Broker
  • Certified Business Intermediary, International Business Brokers Association


  • B.B.A. in Management, University of Texas at the Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas, 1983.
  • Master of Hospitality Management (MHM), Conrad Hilton College, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1994
  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), Houston Medical Center campus, Texas Women’s University, 1998.


  • January 2023 to present: Owner/Franchisee, Murphy Business Sales - Texas
  • January 2010 to December 2022: Owner/Partner of Strategic Practice Transitions, L.L.C.,
  • Prodental Enterprises, L.L.C., and Houston Practice Transitions, LLC, dba McLerran & Associates. Duties include dental practice sales, practice valuations, transition consulting, marketing, and management.
  • January 2008 To January 2010: Associate of McLerran & Associates. Duties included sales of professional dental practices, practice management, appraisals and transition consulting.
  • 2002 to 2007:  Technology sales representative for Patterson Dental, Inc.  Duties included analyzing client needs, designing complete information technology systems, training, and technical support.
  • 1997 to 2002: Practice administrator for four-doctor private group dental practice in Texas  Medical Center. Responsible for financial performance of practice through effective utilization of staff, facility, and assets of practice. Also performed practice management consulting for outside practices.
  • 1983 to 1997: Various management positions with restaurant and corporate food service contract companies.


  • National Association of Realtors
  • Texas Association of Realtors
  • Houston Area Realtors
  • International Business Brokers Association
  • Business Networking International
  • Institute of Equipment Valuation