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.

Recent Posts

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

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

What Went Wrong Wednesdays: My Restrictive Covenant Was Too Restrictive

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 9/4/19 7:05 AM

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

Many dental contracts include some version of a restrictive covenant, also called a non-compete clause. These clauses prohibit an employee from practicing within a specific geographical area (typically a defined radius) for a certain period of time after leaving a practice. These covenants generally also have a non-solicitation clause that will bar an associate from directly soliciting the employer’s patients or other employees.

This clause helps protect an owner dentist from competition – but it can also limit an associate’s career movement.

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Topics: incoming dentist, retiring, owner, associateship, purchase a practice

What Went Wrong Wednesdays: 3 Contract Issues that Got Expensive

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 7/24/19 4:09 PM

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

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Topics: incoming dentist, retiring, owner, associateship, purchase a practice

5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Practice’s Curb Appeal

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 7/17/19 7:15 AM

A practice needs a certain curb appeal to attract buyers – just like selling residential real estate. However, a practice’s curb appeal extends beyond its physical appearance. Buyers want a well-run practice that makes a consistent profit.

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Topics: retiring, owner

4 Options for Expanding Your Practice

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 6/26/19 7:45 AM

Your practice is growing. Maybe you want to work fewer hours or maybe you are thinking about retirement.

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Topics: expanding, owner

Don’t Settle: Identify the Ideal Practice for You

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 6/24/19 10:48 AM

There’s no such thing as a typical dental practice. They can range from homey rural offices to busy urban spaces, with everything in between.

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Topics: incoming dentist, associateship, purchase a practice

6 Ways to Get Staff Buy-in for Your Practice Transition

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 6/24/19 10:35 AM

Your staff can make or break your practice transition. Change can be scary. Your long-time staff may be apprehensive about the future of the practice – after all, the practice provides their livelihoods, too. However, you can take steps to reassure staff and gain their buy-in. When staff is on board, they can be your biggest advocates and streamline the transition.

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Topics: retiring, owner

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