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Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor

Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor
With over 15 years of experience in the dental field, Betsy brings proven practice transition expertise to the ADA Practice Transitions team. Betsy specialized in practice mergers and acquisitions at Edge Advisors, a Wisconsin-based dental practice management firm. At Edge Advisors, Betsy was dedicated to bringing clients insightful advice about their dental transition. She has mastered the art of making confident, smart suggestions and has proven her success in the practice transition industry. Previously, Betsy led the Practice Transitions Committee at the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) in her role as Continuing Education & Special Programs Coordinator. At the WDA, she quickly learned the importance of organized dentistry and her passion for supporting the success of dental practice transitions as a way to improve access to care for the public. Betsy speaks at dental school events around the Midwest. She resides in Germantown, WI with her husband Chris, son Julian and daughter Joni. In their free time they enjoy family hikes, traveling, and catching live music whenever possible.

Recent Posts

Practice Profile: Learn and Grow in this Mountain Associateship

Posted by Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor on 9/23/22 7:30 AM
Join this busy, fee-for-service practice to learn a wide range of dentistry! The practice encompasses prevention, surgery, and restorative, from simple fillings through complex full-mouth rehabilitation. Current technology includes PrimeScan, CBCT, Laser, Digital Imaging, EagleSoft, Reciprocating Endo, Digital Dentures, and Aligners.
You’ll love working with a dedicated team and top-of-the-line equipment while learning from an expert in implantology. While the ideal candidate will have completed a one- to two-year GPR, AEGD, or other postgraduate program, ambitious new graduates are welcome if they are willing to work hard to learn advanced dental procedures and patient care. You’ll have the opportunity to build a patient base, and income!
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Practice Profile: 100% Fee-for-service, 100% Digital, 100% Ready to Grow

Posted by Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor on 9/9/22 8:45 AM

Fulfill your dental dreams in this fantastic 5-operatory practice that’s ready to grow with your ambition! This well-run practice is 100% fee for service and all digital, with loyal patients and strong ties to the local community. 

The practice has built this loyalty through care that is patient-centered rather than production-centered. The seller stresses, “We treat patients, not teeth! We get to know each patient as best we can before any treatment. We are unique in our personal touch, time, and attitude.”

Right now, the practice is only open four days a week, with physical space and demand that can easily scale to your desires. The seller notes, “This practice will produce $1 million gross with a little effort. We are not an insurance practice — we are 100% fee for service.”

Plus, the physical space is fresh, attractive, and welcoming. 

The owner is motivated to sell, but he’s also motivated to help the buyer succeed, explaining, “I am flexible and want to help you get started while I back out over the next couple of years.” This combination of mentorship and support should help retain patients long after the sale. 

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Practice Profile: Learn from a Lifelong Learner in this Busy Associateship

Posted by Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor on 8/26/22 7:45 AM

This busy practice is bursting at the seams! Join as an associate to help deliver top-notch care to a great university community, with an opportunity for equity when you’re ready.

With 7 operatories, this well-established practice has plenty of space and the latest technology, including a Kodak CBCT scanner, a Cerec scanner, and an XL milling unit. But since the owner’s father retired, patients are now waiting months to get in. As an associate, you’ll be busy right from the start — with mentorship that helps you learn and grow.

The owner is dedicated to lifelong learning and active in organized dentistry and a study club. She says, “Dentists have a commitment to keep our knowledge and skills current by seeking self-enhancement through perpetual learning. By doing this, we will evolve professionally through evidence-based practice and technological advances rather than stagnating in our beliefs. I envision that I will always continue learning, not only from textbooks and journals, but from interactions with other members of the healthcare team, my patients, and their families. I want to learn each day, and apply what I’ve learned to improve my skills as a dentist. I am confident that I am a better dentist than yesterday, and I will be an even better dentist tomorrow than I was today.”

The practice delivers general dentistry, plus endodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics, and cosmetic procedures, serving the entire community. The owner explains, “Dentistry is an honorable career, and is much more than just a job to earn a paycheck. My mission is to proudly provide nonjudgmental care to those in need regardless of race, spiritual beliefs, lifestyle choices, financial status, or disability. I believe I have a responsibility to provide dental care to those who are unable to afford care because every person is deserving of the benefits of a healthy mouth. I feel my team members are my family and we make decisions together for the overall benefit of the patients that we serve.”

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Practice Profile: Make a Great Living in this Mission-Driven Clinic

Posted by Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor on 8/19/22 7:15 AM

Looking for a full-time, (very) well-paid associateship where you can work with children and make a difference? This community pediatric dental clinic needs YOU! Pediatric experience is preferred, but not mandatory, as the senior dentist is happy to mentor!

This non-profit clinic started as a small practice with one operatory, donated equipment, and volunteers doing renovations. Today, it's grown into a 6-operatory, fully equipped, modern dental practice providing much-needed and appreciated dental care for almost 4,000 children throughout the local area.

You’ll thrive with hands-on mentorship from the senior dentist and work with fantastic patients in a mission-driven practice. Enjoy great benefits and input about your schedule.  Ideally, you’ll want to get involved in this fantastic, welcoming Maine community. 

The founder explains, “I feel drawn toward helping those in need and I believe that the desire to help people through dentistry is in a sense a calling. As such, in my 19th year of private practice as a general dentist (2011), I decided I needed to try to serve patients who were invisible to those of us in private practice who were limiting the number of Medicaid patients we'd see, due to drastically low reimbursement levels. With my husband's help, we founded the clinic with a mission to provide a comprehensive, caring dental home for every child who needs one. I believe I have a responsibility to our communities and to the profession to use my knowledge and skills for the greater good, as those communities supported my private practice for so many years.” 

“Having seen too much dental disease in so many little mouths, while knowing that PREVENTION is key, the clinic has a strong hygiene department. A goal is to instill prevention messages from the very beginning of the lifespan, in infancy, and even prenatally. Dentistry is an honorable yet humbling profession. I enjoy planting seeds to encourage young people to consider a career in dentistry. I also appreciate any opportunity to share knowledge and past clinical experiences with newer grads.”

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Practice Profile: Record-High Collections in a Water Wonderland

Posted by Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor on 8/12/22 9:33 AM

You’ll love owning this spacious, light-filled, 6-operatory practice that’s next door to the best ice cream shop in town. And your pocketbook will too: this 100% fee-for-service practice is enjoying record-high production and collections. 

The seller believes strongly in teaching patients to maintain good oral health rather than simply filling holes in teeth. With this focus on lifelong learning, he has built a strong practice that includes general dentistry, some perio (tissue regeneration), orthodontics, and sleep apnea treatments. He’s ready to step away but willing to offer mentorship that helps the buyer get off to a great start.

The entire team embraces the seller’s philosophy: “Dentists should be oral physicians and not ‘tooth mechanics.’” This attitude, delivered by a caring team, has cultivated a patient base that feels like family and stays loyal. 

The team works hard while enjoying each other’s company with at least three annual team outings that have included miniature golf and ax throwing. They celebrate birthdays together and participate in community parades and health fairs. It’s important to the team that they give back to the community in many different ways, including through Volunteers for Dentistry and by providing care for underserved community members.

The Muskegon County, Michigan office spans 2,500 square feet, with six operatories and a doctor’s office. There’s also a full basement with a large lunchroom, plus a picnic table in the backyard and plenty of parking. The operatories have great natural light and face a green-hedged backyard where you might see deer, turkeys, opposum, and birds on the feeders, depending on the season. The office is just one block from the Muskegon River and two blocks to a lake. A park across the street makes for wonderful lunchtime walks or even fishing!

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Practice Profile: Successful, Turnkey, and Poised to Grow

Posted by Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor on 8/5/22 9:21 AM

Looking for a successful, turnkey practice with room to grow in a great community?

Buy this primarily fee-for-service practice where personal service and quality are the rule. The 3-operatory family practice has served this northwestern New Jersey town since 1970, building patient relationships that span generations.

Here, you’ll work with a capable, motivated team to practice the full gamut of general dentistry, including restorative, endodontics, implant restoration, oral surgery, fixed and removable prosthodontics, and more. The staff firmly believe in customizing treatment to each patient’s needs and desires. The practice embodies integrity, quality, and compassion.

Strong policies have made this practice a success. The practice enjoys a 99% collection rate and just 60% overhead, with no Medicare or capitation insurance plans. Digital records and radiographs make record-keeping easy.

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Practice Profile: High-Tech Associateship with Clear Path to Ownership

Posted by Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor on 7/29/22 7:45 AM

This 6-operatory family practice has served Milwaukee patients for more than 100 years! The senior doctor seeks an associate who may want to buy in the next three to five years. In working with this dentist you’ll benefit from hands-on mentorship around the art, science, and business of dentistry from a lecturing clinician eager to teach the right person.

The practice provides comprehensive quality care to patients of all ages and offers upgradeable dentistry from dentures, mini-implant overdentures, implant overdentures and "snap-on dentures" to bar overdentures. They also provide hybrids and fixed bridges on implants as well as all aspects of general dentistry. The goal is to provide a lifelong dental home to local patients. The doctor performs dynamic treatment planning so that patients can remain actively involved in their dental care throughout their lives.

The owner explains, “We are always looking to expand our offerings to our patients. While we offer comprehensive implant and reconstructive dentistry, we no longer provide orthodontics, which would be nice to add back. As well, there is opportunity to add CAD/CAM or other technologies in the future as the ROI demonstrates.”

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Practice Profile: Lucrative, Spacious, Fee-for-Service on the Gulf Coast

Posted by Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor on 7/1/22 7:45 AM

Check out this spacious 100% fee-for-service practice with high income potential, low cost of living, and a comfortable lifestyle!

Loyal patients appreciate the full range of services: cosmetic dentistry, periodontal therapy/surgery, oral surgery, Invisalign, and much more. Bringing implant placement in house offers a huge potential growth area to increase production, if you have the skills and interest! 

The practice is 100% FFS and over 50% of the patients have insurance. An in-office membership plan is very popular with patients and steers them away from PPO/DMO insurances — giving this practice a healthy bottom line.

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Practice Profile: Mentorship to Grow in a Nationally Renowned TMD/TMJ Therapy Practice

Posted by Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor on 6/24/22 7:45 AM

Are you interested in TMD/TMJ therapy and looking for a wonderful opportunity with a great mentor? Buy this 100% fee-for-service practice with a national reputation for non-surgical treatment of TMD/craniofacial pain with orthodontic, airway management, and restorative components. 

All six operatories are updated with the latest technology, including CBCT, K7 jaw computer systems, Fontana Lightwalker hard/soft tissue laser, digital radiographs, paperless charts, digital scanners, electric handpieces, and intraoral cameras. The modern, free-standing brick dental office building has lots of windows for natural light. The 3,000-square-foot open concept office includes a welcoming reception area, consultation room, and employee lounge. An additional 1,000 square feet of space can be converted into two more operatories when you’re ready. And it’s all located on a busy thoroughfare near a residential area of Kansas City, Missouri. 

This practice is ideal for a dentist with 5 or more years of experience after dental school — someone interested in helping people by providing high-end dental services. As owner, you’ll make a good income without running from room to room. This niche practice has not accepted general dentistry patients and lacks a hygiene department. Additionally, all surgeries, implant placements, and endodontics cases are currently referred out. That gives the buyer options: you can continue to focus on the niche part of the practice, bring additional services in house, or build a high-end general dental practice that surrounds the TMD/TMJ specialty. Choose whatever suits your interests! Either way, the extremely knowledgeable clinical assistant who has been with the practice for more than 20 years will be by your side, ready to help the practice succeed.  

This unique practice is 100% fee for service, meaning that dental insurance discounting trends have no effect on the bottom line. The seller says, “This is a lane with little competition.”

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Practice Profile: High-Tech Updated Office with a Perio Focus

Posted by Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor on 6/17/22 7:00 AM

Buy this 5-operatory practice with an outstanding staff that’s eager to help you succeed. This high-tech practice focuses on family and cosmetic dentistry, with a strong periodontal program (including perio maintenance, surgery, and bone and soft tissue grafting), laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP), implants, sleep apnea, and more. 

You’ll be taking over a highly respected office that's devoted to bringing the latest best practices to ensure patients’ overall health. The long-tenured staff is very knowledgable. And since the practice is currently open just four days a week, there’s room (and demand) to expand the schedule. 

The practice is located on a busy highway in Independence, Missouri for easy visibility. Inside, the open, peaceful atmosphere puts patients at ease. The updated space offers plenty of room, with a great flow through the sterilization area. Nearby, there’s plenty of retail, fast food, restaurants, a Sam’s Club, and a Costco. 

The education-focused seller routinely obtains 100+ hours of CE each year, and the practice uses the latest materials for pulp capping and root canal therapy. He works closely with local physicians to help patients improve their overall health, and is on staff at the local medical center. He is also active in organized dentistry. 

The seller is willing to provide mentorship to help the buyer build knowledge and relationships that will continue the practice’s high standards and reputation.

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