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ADA Practice Transitions Announces National Expansion in October

Practice Matchmaking Program Helps Ensure Long-Term Success for Dentists

September 09, 2020

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CHICAGO, September 9, 2020 — The American Dental Association (ADA) is pleased to announce that the ADA Practice Transitions (ADAPT) program is expanding to serve dentists in all 50 states.  Starting October 5, general dentists who wish to transition in or out of practice anywhere in the United States can create an ADAPT profile to begin the process of finding the right dentist or practice that aligns best with their personal and professional goals.

“Dentists all over the country have expressed interest in what ADA Practice Transitions is doing, and so we are happy to be able to expand nationally,” said Kirk Norbo, D.D.S., ADA Business Innovation Group board chair. “Whether you are looking to own a practice or retire, ADAPT provides the tools and support to help dentists achieve their goals, and we’re thrilled to extend these services to dentists across the country.”

ADAPT was developed after field research uncovered a need in the marketplace for dentists who want to connect for both employment opportunities, as well as to facilitate the transition of a practice from one owner to another. ADAPT can help dentists buy or sell a practice, hire an associate, or find an associateship.

When dentists work with ADAPT, they get:

  • Matches with dentists or practices that fit their practice philosophy
  • Step-by-step support from a dedicated ADA Advisor
  • Customized resources and help defining the right transition path
  • Significant cost savings compared to the current transition market

ADAPT helps:

  • Sellers find the right person to continue to care for their patients so they can retire with confidence
  • Owners hire associates who share a similar philosophy of care, ensuring a successful transition and continuity of care for patients
  • Buyers and associates find the practice that fits their criteria and helps achieve their goals

“Part of the value of ADA Practice Transitions is its ability to use the platform to match dentists nationwide for those who are seeking to move to a different state,” said Dr. Norbo. We anticipate that over time, the ADA Practice Transitions platform and methodology will become the first choice for dentists seeking a transition.”

Starting September 9, dentists are encouraged to answer three quick questions to become an ADAPT Insider and receive early access to the platform, before the October 5 national opening. 

ADAPT is hosting a free webinar titled, “Find Career Success with ADA Practice Transitions,” on September 21. Click here to register.

To learn more about ADAPT, visit

 Editor’s Note: Reporters are invited to follow the ADA on Twitter @AmerDentalAssn

About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 163,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website

About ADA Practice Transitions
ADA Practice Transitions, a service of ADA Business Innovation Group, matches dentists who are looking to join a practice with owners who are seeking an associate or someone to purchase their practice. The service offers dentists the tools, information and support that is vital to the dental practice transitions process while facilitating matches based on a shared practice approach. Dentists receive training and transition support – all with a focus on allowing them to achieve their individual and mutual goals. ADA practice Transitions aims to support independent dentistry and, over time, improve access to oral care across the U.S.