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Bree Simmers

Bree Simmers
Bree came to ADAPT from the ADA where she managed digital and experiential marketing. Previously, she led marketing and communications for a community foundation in the Greater Boston area and has experience working with both startups and established institutions. Her innovative mindset helps to find new ways to provide the best experience for dentists as they take the next step in their careers. She joined ADAPT to help break down barriers to ensure everyone has access to quality dental care.

Recent Posts

ADAPT's Top 10 Posts from 2020

Posted by Bree Simmers on 1/11/21 11:12 AM

Maybe 2020 didn't go exactly as planned, but now that we're in 2021, we want to catch you up on some of the best practice transition tips we provided in the past year. Here are our most popular blog posts from 2020.

And if you're ready to take the next step in your career, start your ADAPT profile today.

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Practice Profile: Be the Only Dentist in Town — at Half the Appraised Value

Posted by Bree Simmers on 12/30/20 8:30 AM

Buy this small-town practice for half the appraised price and be the only dentist in town! The owner was forced to retire for health reasons, leaving patients to drive 25+ miles to the nearest dentist. The local bank is eager to work with a potential buyer to help bring a dentist back to town – so this could be your perfect opportunity to own a practice with an instant patient base.

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Topics: practice profiles

More Resources for Your Practice Transition, No Matter Your Goal

Posted by Bree Simmers on 12/28/20 8:45 AM

When you’re thinking about a practice transition – whether it’s looking for your first job out of dental school, selling your practice, or something in between – make sure you’ve got all the resources you need.

From learning to practice safely during a pandemic to finding ways to accelerate your career, let’s explore a few of the ADA resources that might be useful to you, no matter what career stage you’re in.

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Practice Profile: Success = Long-Standing Patient Base + Thriving Small City

Posted by Bree Simmers on 12/23/20 8:45 AM

Thinking about buying your very own practice? Step into this one and make it your own!

Purchase this 4-operatory practice to deliver high-quality, compassionate dental care to nearly 1500 patients in Kalamazoo, Michigan. With low overhead and strong finances, this practice is the ideal place to build a successful career.

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Topics: practice profiles

Listen: Two Podcasts, Lots of Advice

Posted by Bree Simmers on 12/22/20 8:45 AM

Have some time off in the new few days? Check out two recent podcasts with ADAPT’s Dr. Suzanne Ebert, VP of Dental Practice & Relationship Management.

Dr. Ebert drew on her own practice transitions and her work with other doctors to share a stocking full of advice for dentists at every career stage.

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Topics: podcasts

Practice Profile: Grow With This Education-Focused New England Practice

Posted by Bree Simmers on 12/18/20 9:15 AM

Looking for a part-time associateship with room to grow? Check out this New Hampshire practice that’s in the midst of a large-scale renovation that will double chair time. The expansion includes a hygiene room, two operatories, and a new surgical suite, with plans to add cone beam imaging or CAD/CAM to the existing digital radiography and dental lasers. This is your chance to help a well-established practice expand!

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Topics: practice profiles

Transition Tale: How to Decide If It’s Time to Make a Change

Posted by Bree Simmers on 12/16/20 9:00 AM

Dr. Sara Makary has worked in several different settings during her career. With each change, she’s gained new skills and experiences that have helped her become a well-rounded practitioner.

But change is never easy. That’s why Dr. Sara advises other dentists to stop and really think about their next move.

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Topics: transition tales

Practice Profile: Go Beyond Assembly-Line Dentistry at this Friendly Practice

Posted by Bree Simmers on 12/11/20 9:00 AM

Looking to purchase a dental practice where the patients are truly like family? The team at this long-standing, small-town practice strives to know each patient as an individual so they can deliver friendly, relationship-focused care. And it pays off: many patients who started visiting the office as children now bring their children for treatment – even their grandchildren!

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Topics: practice profiles

Practice Profile: Purchase a Small-Town Practice in a University City

Posted by Bree Simmers on 12/4/20 9:15 AM

Purchase this university-town practice to work with a great mix of patients of all ages! The practice balances a small-town feel with updated technology, all in one of US News and World Report’s top-ranked cities.

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Topics: practice profiles

Transition Tale: How Mentorship Helped One Dentist Build a Thriving Career

Posted by Bree Simmers on 12/2/20 10:31 AM

Note: this is part one of a two-part interview with Dr. Sara Makary. Be sure to check out the second part, How to Decide If It's Time to Make a Change

When Dr. Sara Makary started her career, she followed a path taken by many of her peers: a job in corporate dentistry. “I thought this is probably a good way to get introduced to dentistry, to patients, and have a safety net of providers around me,” she said. “As a fresh graduate, we walk into uncertain territory. When you get out of school, your security blanket gets stripped off very fast.”

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Topics: transition tales

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