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.
ADA Practice Transitions is opening nationally!
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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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 is the ADA conducting this pilot?
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. Testing during the pilot phase will ensure the service is able to successfully launch on a national scale. In-depth research is being conducted throughout the creation and implementation of the service. The pilot will ensure that learning from research correlate with the actions dentists take in regards to these important transitions.
What are the elements of the pilot?
The approved pilot has two main elements:
- An online platform that facilitates connections between dentists and practice owners to aid important transitions (like finding associates or buying/selling a practice), and,
- Purchasing up to two dental practices in order to place dentists in these practices with the express intention of selling the practice to those dentists after a target period of time.
For more information on practice transitions, visit our blog.
When will this be available to other states?
ADA Practice Transitions plans to expand to additional states in 2020. Visit ADAPracticeTransitions.com for the most updated information.
How can I learn more about the project?
Check this web page for the most updated information. For additional questions, please send an email message to: ADAPT@ada.org