ADA Practice Transitions Student Resource Center

We can help you find that perfect associateship or even prepare to buy a practice. Explore our resources and create your free profile.

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Explore Your Career Options

Discover which dental career path might be right for you.

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Learn how to set expectations for your first job and find career satisfaction.
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Before you hire the moving truck, make sure to consider your partner's needs.
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Rural practices often have lower overhead and higher collections — leading to faster loan repayment.
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Half of associateships fail. Improve your chances of success by asking these crucial questions.
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Our free ebook explores all your options, including career paths, practice sizes and types.
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Find out what owners are looking for when they are hiring an associate.
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Hear the merits of different paths and look beyond the surface when considering your options.

Find the Right Practice

Learn how to decide if a practice is right for your goals.

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These questions are key in finding a practice where you can grow, contribute and thrive.
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Learn how to look beyond finances to determine whether a practice the right fit for you.
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Before accepting an offer, make sure to get a full picture of how a practice operates day to day.

Negotiate Contracts & Finances

Learn what to look for in a contract and how to negotiate with confidence.

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Secure your future. Discover steps to negotiate a fair, protective contract.
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You can cut your student debt with refinancing, government programs, and loan forgiveness.
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Start making these moves now if you want to own a practice “someday.”
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Learn what to ask a bank to improve your loan application and streamline the buying process.
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Uncover the essentials of non-compete clauses, and what makes one unreasonable.
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What you should know about corporate bonuses.
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Learn how to evaluate your employment contract and protect your interests.
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Learn how various salary structures affect your take-home pay.

Start Strong

Prepare yourself to start your first job with confidence.

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Get tips to build confidence so you can start your new job on the right foot.
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Work with the practice owner to develop a smooth integration plan for everyone.
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Transition from student to dentist while building trust and respect with your team.
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Listen to this podcast episode with Dr. Suzanne Ebert to learn how to streamline your new associateship.

Get Mentorship

How to find mentors to guide you to practice ownership and other career goals.

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Get an on-site mentor who will teach you the ins-and-outs of running a practice.
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Live webinar with Q&A on how to find the right mentor and build a successful relationship.

Success Stories

Stories from dentists who have navigated their own career changes.

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Follow Dr. Sara Makary's career journey.