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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

Coming Soon to You: ADA Practice Transitions

Posted by Bree Simmers on 9/9/20 8:45 AM

ADA Practice Transitions is coming to dentists throughout the U.S.!

After a successful eight-state pilot, we are excited to announce that we will be expanding nationally. That means that no matter where you want to practice, ADAPT can help you find the perfect fit.

Answer three quick questions to become an ADAPT Insider, receive early access to create your profile – AND be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

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Topics: expanding

Taking the Legal Pain Out of Buying and Selling a Dental Practice

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

Buying and selling dental practices means paperwork, including letters of intent, contracts, valuations, and a whole ream of other documents. Navigating all the details takes a close eye to detail – and an attorney who can help make sure you don’t overlook anything critical.

Last week’s ADA Practice Transitions Coffee Talk webinar delved into the legal aspects of practice transitions.

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Practice Profile: Busy State-Capital Solo Practice with Room to Grow

Posted by Bree Simmers on 8/19/20 8:45 AM

This state-capital solo practice has been serving patients for over 30 years and has earned a reputation for putting patient relationships first. The team works together to put patients at ease in a relaxed atmosphere, then provide all the information needed to make educated treatment decisions.

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Topics: practice profiles

How One Dentist Built His Ideal Practice – and Life – In a Small Town

Posted by Bree Simmers on 8/5/20 8:45 AM

42 years ago, Dr. Dean Hussong graduated from dental school and set out to build his own practice from scratch. After visiting 28 different towns, he and his wife, Ann, settled in Tomahawk (population 3,160) in northern Wisconsin. While Ann was initially skeptical of following her high school sweetheart to such a small town, it turned out to be the best possible move for both of them and an ideal place to raise three children.

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Topics: transition tales

Practice Profile: Busy Practice, Vibrant Town, Balanced Life

Posted by Bree Simmers on 7/29/20 9:00 AM

Want a place where you can be busy and productive from day one? This small-town practice is busy, busy, busy! Demand currently far exceeds supply, with an eight-week wait for hygiene (though the current owner doesn’t work every day). And with no competition, the practice has never had to advertise.

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Topics: practice profiles

Practice Profile: The Latest Tech with a Low-Cost Lifestyle

Posted by Bree Simmers on 7/22/20 9:15 AM

Walk into this practice and you’ll be set!

All four operatories are updated with the latest technology, including CBCT, digital radiographs, paperless charts, CO2 laser, digital scanners, electric handpieces, and intraoral cameras – all in a free-standing dental office building near a residential area.

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Topics: practice profiles

Meet Your ADA Advisors: Guiding You Through the Practice Transitions Process

Posted by Bree Simmers on 7/14/20 9:15 AM

After submitting your ADA Practice Transitions profile, you are assigned to an ADA Advisor who guides you through the transition process. The Advisor takes time to understand your goals and preferences, then matches you with dentists or practices that fit your criteria. Your Advisor also provides a stream of resources at every stage of the process.

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How to Manage & Retain Staff During a Practice Transition

Posted by Bree Simmers on 6/29/20 11:08 AM

We hear lots of questions about managing staff during practice transitions, so we made it the focus of last week’s ADA Practice Transitions Coffee Talk webinar.

Dr. Betsy Shapiro, ADA Director of Practice Management and the ADA Center for Professional Success, joined ADAPT’s Dr. Suzanne Ebert, Vice President of Dental Practice & Relationship Management, for this hour-long conversation. The two shared their experiences with managing staff through their own practice transitions, as well as lessons learned from working with other dentists.

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Topics: owner dentist, retiring, selling a practice, coffee talks

Practice Profile: Long-Standing Practice in Beautiful Southwest Michigan

Posted by Bree Simmers on 6/25/20 10:21 AM

Discover what memorable experiences await you in the beautiful corner of the world known as southwest Michigan.

And look no further for a great professional opportunity in this general dentistry practice for sale.

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Topics: purchase a practice, practice profiles

Before You Buy: The Financial Side of a Practice Transition

Posted by Bree Simmers on 6/9/20 8:45 AM

Last week's ADA Practice Transitions Coffee Talk webinar featured advice on preparing your finances for a practice purchase.

Rob Westhoven, VP and Director of Dental Banking for Androscoggin Bank, explained how banks approach practice sales, including several possible options. He also answered several great questions from attendees about how COVID-19 may change the equation. 

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Topics: purchase a practice, coffee talks

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