Secure Your Legacy with ADA Practice Transitions
ADA Practice Transitions (ADAPT), a service offered by the ADA, makes the process of buying, selling, or joining a dental practice more predictable and successful. However, ADAPT isn’t just another listing service. Instead, it connects dentists who share a similar practice approach – which leads to more successful transitions and careers.
ADAPT Matches Like-minded Buyers and Sellers
ADAPT Advisors help practice owners find the right associate or buyer who will carry on their legacy. ADAPT also helps dentists purchase practices or find associateships where they can thrive.
What Dentists Say About ADA Practice Transitions
“ADAPT isn’t just matching you with an area. It’s matching you with a person, a practice, and a mindset. It was my wildest dream to find this match so early in my career.”
– Kristen Sciolino, DMD Maine, Incoming, Associate-to-Owner path, Lincoln, Maine
“The ADAPT process was much smoother, much more transparent, much more on top of communication and feedback. They are doing dentistry a big favor by allowing a better mechanism for people to move to a new practice.”
– Joe Thibodeau, DMD, Lincoln, Maine, Owner, Selling
“Suzanne [ADA Advisor] has had our best interests in mind and it hasn't been difficult to trust her suggestions. I feel like she gets who we are and who would be a good match for us, on levels even deeper than dentistry."
– Dan & Patty Johnson, Wisconsin, Owners, Selling
How ADAPT Works
ADAPT can help you sell, buy, or join a practice in three steps.
Create Your Online Profile - Build and submit your profile to your ADA advisor.
Work With Your ADA Advisor - Receive matches for review, knowing you are supported every step of the way.
Achieve Transition Success - Match with the dentist or practice that aligns best with your personal and professional goals.
ADA Practice Transitions FAQ
Why was ADA Practice Transitions created?
Field research identified a need in the marketplace for dentists and practice owners to connect for employment opportunities and to facilitate the transition of a practice from one owner to another. The ADA recognizes that there is a need for a more predictable and reliable process than what currently exists in the marketplace today. At its core, ADA Practice Transitions is working to support independent dentistry and increase access to care in the United States.
How can I get started?
Fill out and submit a free profile to provide your ADA Advisor with your goals and match criteria. Once your profile is submitted and approved, your ADA Advisor will begin searching for dentists or practices that align with your needs.
Once you receive candidates, you can review their profile and request a connection. When you chose to connect with a candidate, a connection request will go out for them to review. If it is accepted, their contact information will be shown. From there, you can communicate with the candidate freely.
When your profile is submitted, you will also have access to resources to help you prepare for your transition and understand the process. An ADA Advisor will also be available to answer questions and provide guidance.
For more information on the ADA Practice Transitions profile and process, visit our website.
What can I expect from my ADA Advisor?
Your ADAPT Advisor works with you to help you define and manage your transition path. First, your Advisor will help you to identify the ideal path for your unique situation. Next, your Advisor will search for just the right dentist or practice. Finally, your Advisor will help guide and educate you while getting you the resources you need at each stage.
Who can use ADA Practice Transitions?
ADA Practice Transitions works with general dentists in all phases of their careers. We help students, associates, and practice owners successfully enter or leave a dental practice.
Visit our website to learn how we can guide you through your next transition.