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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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5 Questions to Ask Your Partner Before Relocating

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 7/7/20 9:15 AM

Have you found the practice of your dreams? Could it be the practice of your partner’s dreams too?

If it is in a new town or state, what would it take for you and your family to make the move?

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Topics: looking for a job, purchase a practice

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

Are You New Around Here? Why ADAPT Does Things Differently

Posted by Bill Robinson, ADAPT President & CEO on 6/15/20 8:45 AM

ADA Practice Transitions (ADAPT) has been in pilot stage for several months now, but there are still many dentists who may not know what we do – and why we do it. ADAPT offers a new way of hiring an associate, finding a job, buying a practice, or selling.

Some wonder why such a service is necessary. And why now?

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Topics: Insider

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

Selling Due to COVID? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

Posted by Dr. Suzanne Ebert, ADA Advisor on 5/26/20 9:16 AM

I have talked to many dentists over the last several weeks and noticed that recent conversations have taken on a new tone as we all navigate the COVID-19 situation.

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Topics: owner dentist, selling a practice

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