Leadership Team

Industry Leaders with Top Credentials

Henry Schein Professional Practice Transitions, the nation’s leading dental practice transition company, is spearheaded by an executive team with years of experience in dentistry and practice management, who have transitioned thousands of successful practices.

Charles Costa

Executive Director, Transition Services

As Executive Director of Henry Schein Professional Practice Transitions (Henry Schein PPT), Charles Costa leverages his extensive experience in practice transitions to set strategy for the U.S. leader in dental practice sales, practice valuations, and transition services. He had previously been the Senior Director of Operations of the business overseeing the acquisition of two U.S. brokerage businesses and the company’s international expansion into the U.K.

Charles joined the company in 2010 when The Snyder Group, LLC., the dental consulting firm he had co-founded 13 years earlier, was acquired by Henry Schein. Prior to that, he served as EVP/Partner of a multi-location, multi-specialty dental group practice for 15 years. Charles also had experience as an owner/operator of a business consulting company, after spending 12 years in the banking business as an administrator and lender. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of a regional commercial bank in the Philadelphia area. Charles has successfully closed thousands of practice sales, partnerships, facility-sharing arrangements, and DSO transactions, as well as provided financial consulting services to hundreds of dental practice owners.

Marna Erlich

Senior Director, Transition Services

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Marna Erlich, Esq. is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law. Prior to joining Henry Schein Professional Practice Transitions (Henry Schein PPT), Marna practiced law in New York and New Jersey.  She successfully closed hundreds of practice sales and partnership transactions over her career in private practice. Her extensive experience representing dental professionals and assisting Henry Schein PPT services for many years made her a natural addition to Henry Schein. In 2017, she was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry, as an industry leader, by the Dental Products Report. Marna directs a team of professionals throughout the United States while also being directly involved in thousands of transactions, where she supports associate placement and brokerage businesses, practice sales, and partnerships.

Thomas L. Snyder, DMD, MBA

Senior Director, Transition Services

Dr. Tom Snyder is a Senior Director with Henry Schein Professional Practice Transitions. A former Department Chair at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Dr. Snyder is currently a member of the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He also serves on the editorial boards of several national publications and is a regular contributor to Dental Economics. He is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant who has been advising dentists for over 30 years in dental practice strategic planning, practice valuations and dental partnership formation. Dr. Snyder received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine and his MBA from The Wharton School, Graduate Division, at the University of Pennsylvania.

Krista Butler

National Sales Manager

Krista Butler

Krista Butler has more than 20 years of success in the dental business. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Pfeiffer University and has been with Henry Schein since 2002. Krista began her career with Henry Schein Dental as a Zone Technology Sales Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region overseeing technology sales. She went on to become the Regional Manager in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2012, Krista began working for Henry Schein Professional Practice Transitions (Henry Schein PPT) as a part-time Sales Consultant while continuing her role as Regional Manager. In 2015 she became a full-time Henry Schein PPT Sales Consultant.

She was the top producer during her five years as a Henry Schein Transition Sales Consultant. In 2019 she was promoted to a newly created position of National Sales Manager for Henry Schein PPT, where she works closely with the Transition Sales Consultants to develop new territories, to facilitate the sharing of best practices among the Consultants, and to support the development of new and existing Consultants to grow the business. As a long time Henry Schein Dental employee and former Henry Schein Transition Sales Consultant, Krista understands the priorities of the dental business and has strong relationships across Henry Schein Dental and can help Henry Schein PPT to best serve its customers.

Scott Weinberger

National Practice Transition Manager

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Before joining Henry Schein Professional Practice Transitions as National Practice Transition Manager, Scott Weinberger transitioned dozens of practices all around New York’s “Capital Region” and Hudson Valley. Previously, Scott practiced as an attorney who represented dentists buying or selling practice and also worked in Contracting at one of New York’s largest hospitals.  Scott is passionate about setting the table for dental practice buyers to have decades of success and transitioning selling doctors out-of-practice in time for a vibrant and active retirement.