Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor

Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor
Dr. Ebert built a successful dental practice from scratch. After selling her practice, she became the Dental Director of a Federally Qualified Health Center where she provided high quality care to underserved populations. She joined the ADAPT team as the ADA Advisor to provide real and tangible benefits to dentists as well as helping to address access to care issues across the country.

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Build Your Dental Dream Home

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 2/20/20 3:04 PM

Through ADA Practice Transitions, I work with many dentists who are looking to buy a dental practice. While it is tempting to search for the “perfect practice,” I ask dentists to keep an open mind and find a practice with a great foundation – one that you can transform into your very own dental dream home.

Just like with homeownership, you have two basic choices when it comes to dental practice ownership. You can build it new, or you can buy an existing practice. The reality is that it is often financially advantageous to find a practice – a fixer-upper, if you will – that you can adapt to fit your vision.

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Topics: incoming, purchase a practice

What Went Wrong: The Practice Wasn’t Ready for an Associate

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 2/12/20 12:43 PM

Dental practices can grow slowly over several years – then suddenly reach a tipping point where an owner feels they need to hire an associate ASAP. But it is important to prepare the practice before hiring anyone.

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Topics: "find an associateship", what went wrong

What Went Wrong: My Path to Retirement Got Way Too Bumpy

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 1/29/20 9:00 AM

This is part of the “What Went Wrong Wednesdays” series, in which we explore common problems of practice transitions – and offer tips to help you avoid them.

 

Retirement should be a well thought-out event that you take ownership of. To truly take control of your future, retirement planning should start years – even decades – before you anticipate finishing your career.

Here are two scenarios that illustrate what happened when a doctor did not completely think through their exit plans, along with suggestions to help you avoid the same fate.

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Topics: retiring, selling a practice, what went wrong

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

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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What Went Wrong: I Overlooked the #1 Thing That Mattered Most

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 11/13/19 9:01 AM

This is part of the “What Went Wrong Wednesdays” series, in which we explore common problems of practice transitions – and offer tips to help you avoid them.

At ADA Practice Transitions, we place a heavy emphasis on making sure incoming doctors share a similar philosophy of care as the practice owner. While it may not be immediately apparent, having a shared approach is critical to the success of your future career or retirement plan, even if you are planning to sell and walk away.

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Topics: owner dentist, retiring, purchase a practice, selling a practice, what went wrong

Consider Going Country: Why a Rural Practice May Be a Perfect Fit

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 10/14/19 9:05 AM

Many young dentists automatically flock to urban or suburban areas after graduation. After all, those areas can command higher salaries. But have you considered working in a more rural area?

A rural practice can offer several advantages beyond fresh air and open spaces. Namely, rural practices often cost less with lower overhead and higher collections – meaning you might be able to pay off your debts sooner and enjoy a better quality of life.

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Topics: looking for a job, selling a practice

What Went Wrong: We Disagreed on the Value of the Practice

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 10/9/19 9:05 AM

This is part of the “What Went Wrong Wednesdays” series, in which we explore common problems of practice transitions – and offer tips to help you avoid them.

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Topics: owner dentist, retiring, purchase a practice, selling a practice, what went wrong

Get Your Paperwork in Order for Your Practice Valuation

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 10/7/19 9:05 AM

Do not forget the primary rule: your practice is worth whatever someone will pay for it.

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Topics: owner dentist, selling a practice

What Dentists Want: Annual Meeting Edition

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 10/4/19 9:05 AM

I am thrilled to be able to touch base with you about our recent trip to ADA Annual Meeting in San Francisco!

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Topics: owner, purchase a practice

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