Practice Profile: Fun Urban Practice, Small-Town Feel

Posted by Bree Simmers on 1/23/20 8:15 AM

Welcome to Practice Profiles, an occasional series that showcases some of the practices of ADA Practice Transitions participants. See one that intrigues you? Create your ADAPT profile today!

Looking for a practice in a prime urban location with a small-town feel?

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Topics: purchase a practice, practice profiles

Should You Take the Money? The True Cost of a Signing Bonus

Posted by Bill Robinson, ADAPT President & CEO on 1/20/20 9:27 AM

If you ask a dentist about “corporate dentistry,” you may get a strong reaction. Opinions range from “corporate dentistry is destroying the profession” to “corporate dentistry is ideal – it allows a dentist to focus on dentistry rather than running a business,” with many flavors in between.

In particular, I have heard a number of established dentists lament how many new graduates choose the corporate dentistry route for their first job. Whenever I encounter someone who is disappointed with a new graduate’s choice outside of independent dentistry, I often have the following conversation:

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Topics: looking for a job

Resolve to Start a Successful Practice Transition in 2020

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 1/13/20 9:15 AM

Happy New Year! Many people look at the new year (or new decade) as a time to make changes. If the fresh calendar has you thinking about your own dental practice transition, review my lessons learned in 2019 and then read on for tips to make 2020 your year.

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Topics: incoming dentist, looking for a job

Practice Profile: Close-Knit Community, Fully Updated Office

Posted by Bree Simmers on 1/7/20 8:18 AM

Welcome to Practice Profiles, an occasional series that showcases some of the practices of ADA Practice Transitions participants. See one that intrigues you? Create your ADAPT profile today!

Interested in a startup that comes with a ready-made patient base?

Walk into a fully digital, 6 op, updated practice in a large, well-maintained building with room to grow. The nearest dentist is 25 miles away, so when the current owner had to stop practicing due to health concerns, local residents were left clamoring for a dentist.

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Topics: practice profiles

Practice Profile: High Integrity, Low Cost of Living

Posted by Bree Simmers on 12/27/19 8:45 AM

Welcome to Practice Profiles, an occasional series that showcases some of the practices of ADA Practice Transitions participants. See one that intrigues you? Create your ADAPT profile today!

Join this practice as an associate dentist. The owner dentist is committed to the long-term patients and communities the practice serves. This owner understands that there is more to being happy and productive at work than an excellent salary so, along with a comprehensive benefit package that includes a CE allowance, paid vacation and bonus systems, he recognizes significant milestones in the team’s lives with gifts and staff appreciation parties.

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Topics: associateship, practice profiles

My Top 5 Predictors of Practice Transition Success

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 12/19/19 9:15 AM

This year, ADA Practice Transitions (ADAPT) went live – and I have had the privilege of working with dentists in the midst of career transitions of all types. From dental students to dentists wrapping up 40-year careers, I am thoroughly enjoying working with each and every one!

As we look ahead to 2020, I wanted to share five of my thoughts on the biggest predictors of a successful transition.

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Transition Tales: Building a Career that Balances Business with Dentistry

Posted by Bree Simmers on 12/10/19 9:00 AM

This is part of the Transition Tales & Truths series in which we discuss practice transitions with real dentists.

Today’s Transition Tale comes from our friend and 2020 New Dentist Committee Vice Chair Dr. Daniel Hall. He wants to share his learnings with other dentists so hopefully they can find the right fit, the first time.

Dr. Hall got in touch with ADA Practice Transitions because he believes that ADAPT, a service created by the ADA, could have helped alleviate many of the obstacles he found during his journey to practice ownership.

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Topics: purchase a practice, transition tales

Practice Profile: Loyal Patient Base with a Fast Payback

Posted by Bree Simmers on 12/6/19 1:27 PM

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Practice Profile: A Nature-Lover's Setting

Posted by Bree Simmers on 12/3/19 9:15 AM

Welcome to Practice Profiles, an occasional series that showcases some of the practices of ADA Practice Transitions participants. See one that intrigues you? Create your ADAPT profile today!

How would you like to see wildlife right outside your operatory picture window – even the occasional bear? If you love nature AND dentistry, this practice might be perfect for you.

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Topics: purchase a practice, practice profiles

Talk Less, Listen More: 10 Tips for a Better Interview

Posted by Bill Robinson, ADAPT President & CEO on 11/21/19 10:00 AM

Whether you are hiring someone or looking to be hired, an interview is the traditional way to assess whether or not a person or situation is a good fit. At ADA Practice Transitions, the interview is typically the first time that two dentists get to discuss their goals and weigh how strong a potential match may be.

Anything with high stakes – such as a practice transition – merits some preparation. Don’t go into an interview cold. Instead, keep these tips in mind when preparing for and managing an interview.

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Topics: owner, looking for a job

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