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Looking to join or purchase a practice? Start your ADA Practice Transitions profile

November 27, 2019

By Kimber Solana

Dentists seeking a new practice situation in any of the eight states currently participating in ADA Practice Transitions, a service focused on helping dentists make the process of joining or leaving a practice both predictable and successful, can now sign up for the program.
ADAPT graphicThose seeking to join or purchase a practice in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire or Wisconsin can create their ADA Practice Transitions online profile to begin the matchmaking process at
In addition, owners in those eight states who are looking to hire an associate or find someone to purchase their practice are also encouraged to fill out their online profiles.
The service matches dentists with practice owners by considering aspects such as philosophy of care, personality traits, location and desired practice characteristics with the goal of long-term success for the dentists, staff and patients.
ADA Practice Transitions includes an online profile with demographic information, a personality assessment and a detailed section that helps a dentist articulate their philosophy of care — their individual approach to dentistry.

The platform looks at basic filters when pairing potential dentists, including location preferences and a person’s ideal purchase or employment situation. Dr. Suzanne Ebert, who leads the program’s advisory services, will then review each profile and make suggested matches based on a shared philosophy of care. This approach helps dentists find a better fit to ensure long-term success for both dentists and continuity of care for patients.

An ADA advisor is assigned to each participant to help facilitate the process and foster a positive relationship for both parties. The ADA advisor guides participating dentists through each step to ensure they feel confident they are connected with the right dentist.

An advisor will show both dentists only the basic profile details, including philosophy of care statements, general location and essential practice information. Identifying information, such as names, photos and work history, are not revealed until both dentists agree to connect.

According to ADA Practice Transitions, dentists will never see the profile for a dentist who is not recommended by the advisor. This prevents other dentists from learning who is looking for a change.

For more information on ADA Practice Transitions or to create your profile, visit