Practice Exchange brings over 50 years of combined experience to the industry with more than 3,000 professional practice transitions successfully completed. Our diversified group provides a full suite of Dental and Optometry practice transition services including appraisals, brokerage services, financing, consulting, and transition coordination services. We pride ourselves on the ability to put our clients’ needs first and offer professional expertise and guidance throughout the transition process.


Peter Almonte

Peter Almonte, ESQ


Managing Director of Optometry

Peter leverages 27 years of specialization in practice transitions as an attorney, practice broker, practice valuation specialist, and consultant. He has personally participated in over 2,100 practice transitions and is a published author on this subject matter. Before Practice Exchange, Peter was associated with Visionary Practice Group and was president of the Almonte Fallago Group. Peter holds a Doctor of Laws degree from Cornell University, and is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.

You can reach Peter by calling 800.786.1389 or by email at peter@practice-exchange.com

Norm Kelly

Norm Kelly


Managing Director of Dental

Norm brings almost 20 years of experience in developing strategic solutions for clients which he leverages as an accomplished broker-consultant and mediator during practice transitions. Norm is one of the original founders of Software Quality Associates, a leading software quality assurance consulting firm. He also founded the Metta Students Foundation which gives scholarships to high school students who perform random acts of love and kindness. Norm graduated from Rhode Island College with a BS in Political Science.

You can reach Norm by calling 800.786.1389 or by email at norm@practice-exchange.com


Peter Almonte Jr.

National Real Estate Sales Coordinator

Peter Almonte Jr. brings over 30 years of experience to his role at Practice Exchange. As Managing Director of Trusthill Real Estate Brokerage Peter and his affiliates handle all aspects of the real estate transaction nationally.

Serving residential and commercial real estate clients for over three decades, Peter’s successful career in real estate began in 1988 when he joined the East Greenwich (RI) branch of Coldwell Banker. After several years with the firm, he then joined REMAX Metro Warwick (RI) in 1990. While at REMAX, he advanced quickly to become one of the top-producing brokers which earned him induction into the REMAX Hall of Fame. Mr. Almonte is a graduate of  Providence College.

You can reach Peter by calling 401.391.1444 or by email at palmontejr@trusthillrealestate.com.


Dental Practice Transition Consultant

Dr. Charles Samaras, former practice owner, is a Dental Practice Transition Consultant based in the Southeast. Dr. Samaras is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has practiced Dentistry for 36 years. For 9 years he served on the faculty at Tufts Dental as The Director of Practice Management and Associate Clinical Professor. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and The International College of Dentists. Dr. Samaras has authored over 50 articles appearing in several dental publications such as Inside Dentistry, Dental Economics, Dental Money Digest and Dental Product Shopper. Dr. Samaras has lectured nationally and internationally on Dental Technology, Digital Dentistry, Practice Management and Creating the Raving Fan Practice. His mission statement is to “Practice Smarter Not Harder to Provide Clinical Excellence and Excellence of Service.”

You can reach Charles by calling 800.786.1389 or by email at charles@practice-exchange.com

Ryan Kelly - Practice Exchange

Ryan Kelly

Practice Sales Consultant

Ryan brings a fresh perspective to the Practice Exchange team. With 7 years of experience in sales and consultant industries, he specializes in working alongside clients in order to understand their needs. This is the foundation of our business as each practice transition is truly unique. Ryan focuses on transition coordination and brokerage services. Ryan is also a licensed real estate agent and will help facilitate real estate negotiations.

Ryan received his MBA from Quinnipiac University.

You can reach Ryan by calling 800.786.1389 or by email at ryan@practice-exchange.com

Luke Kelly

Luke Kelly

Practice Sales Consultant

As a founding member of Practice Exchange, Luke brings over seven years of experience in consulting on practice transitions. His experience has allowed him to build expertise in the dental and optometric field related to practice valuations, practice transitions, practice acquisitions, financing, and practice real estate negotiations. In particular, Luke works closely with our clients who are purchasing a practice and serves as a consultant for any matters related to the acquisition.

Luke graduated from Rhode Island College with a BS in Marketing.

You can reach Luke by calling 800.786.1389 or by email at luke@practice-exchange.com


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