<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=478314022862749&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

New eBook: How to Choose the Dental Career Path for You

Posted by ADA Practice Transitions Team on 3/21/23 9:27 AM

Are you wondering about what comes first (or next) in your dental career? Whether you’re just starting your career or looking for a change, you don’t have to settle. After all, you’ve invested a lot of time, money, and energy to reach this point! It’s worth taking the time to find the right fit.

Our new eBook can help you weigh your options. Download it now to explore:

Read More

Topics: incoming dentist

8 Things to Ask a Practice Owner During an Interview

You have probably heard that you should ask questions during an interview.  

Here are a few things to ask, whether during a phone/video interview or in person.

1. Why are you bringing on a new dentist? Why now?

The owner’s motivation will direct your next few questions. 

If the practice is bursting-at-the-seams busy, you’ll want to find out whether there’s enough space for you. Will additional staff be hired? How many operatories will you work out of? Will the owner be comfortable handing off some long-term patients to you?

Read More

Topics: incoming dentist, Real Talk

How to Tell if that Nice Practice is Right for You

Whether you are considering a new associateship or a practice purchase, you have a lot on your plate! Negotiations, shadowing, weighing your options - and licensure if you’re considering relocating.

So what happens when you find a practice? Before you get in the weeds of credentialing or legal and financial review, make sure this is the right practice for you. After all, you want to choose the practice where you can achieve the perfect blend of career satisfaction, financial stability, AND success.

Read More

Topics: incoming dentist, purchase a practice

Set Reasonable Expectations for Your First Dental Job (and Whatever Comes Next)

Posted by Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor on 2/3/21 9:15 AM

Rounding the corner into your last year or semester of dental school? If you’re on the job hunt, you’re probably wondering what that first job might look like.

Just like in every other field, you may not find the “perfect” forever job right out of the gate. It often takes a few years of working in a few different scenarios before you can learn what type of practice is right for you.

Some people love a bustling, busy practice with a dozen doctors working side by side, each focused on a couple specific treatments. Others prefer to do a little bit of everything and work solo. There’s no right or wrong – it’s a matter of preference.

Read More

Topics: incoming dentist, looking for a job

“I’m Just Looking For A Haircut,” Or Why Culture Matters

Posted by Bill Robinson, ADAPT President & CEO on 11/17/20 8:45 AM

I used to go to an old school barber shop with the striped pole, containers of blue Barbicide jammed with combs, and lots of kitschy sports memorabilia. I loved that barber shop. And I loved my barber because he could tell that I was there to get my haircut and not to fill him in on everything that had happened over the last six weeks. When I got in the barber chair, it was all business. Our conversation consisted of, “Same as always?” to which I responded, “Yep.” I loved that.

Read More

Topics: incoming dentist

Found a Practice? Don’t Overlook These 5 Must-Ask Questions

When you are searching for a new practice, whether as an associate or buyer, how do you decide where you can be the most successful?

What do you do when multiple options look about the same on paper?

Read More

Topics: incoming dentist

5 Tips to Find the Right Dental Associateship for You

Whether you are looking for your first dental job or ready to move on, associateships are on your mind. But what type of practice is just right for you? What should you look for? What should you watch out for?

Read More

Topics: incoming dentist, "find an associateship"

Transition Tales: 5 Lessons on the Cross-Country Journey to a Unicorn Practice

Posted by Bree Simmers on 2/4/20 9:00 AM

This is part of the Transition Tales & Truths series in which we discuss practice transitions with real dentists.

Patience is a virtue when trying to find the ideal practice. However, it is important that you use the waiting time to prepare for your next steps.

That was Dr. Jim’s message to his dental colleagues when he got in touch with ADA Practice Transitions to share his story.

Dr. Jim and his wife, Pam (names changed at their request), worked together as a team to navigate the practice transitions process. Over six years and a variety of experiences, they refined their idea of the “perfect practice” and wanted to share their lessons with other young dentists ready to forge a path.

Read More

Topics: incoming dentist, purchase a practice, transition tales

Resolve to Start a Successful Practice Transition

Happy New Year! Many people look at the new year (or new decade) as a time to make changes. If the fresh calendar has you thinking about your own dental practice transition, review my lessons learned in 2019 and then read on for tips to make 2020 your year.

Read More

Topics: incoming dentist, looking for a job

Transition Tales: Why Practice Transitions Should Be a Family Affair

Posted by Bree Simmers on 9/17/19 9:05 AM

This is part of the Transition Tales & Truths series in which we discuss practice transitions with real dentists currently in the process.

We recently met Dr. Joe, a recent graduate working in a DSO with dreams of buying his own dental practice. Dr. Joe joined ADA Practice Transitions to pursue his goals and is working with his ADA Advisor to narrow down the best path forward.

The “life” in “work-life” balance is very important to Dr. Joe and his family. The desire to build a good life for his family guides every step of his journey.

Read More

Topics: incoming dentist, owner, looking for a job, associateship, purchase a practice, transition tales

Search All Posts

    Popular Posts

    Subscribe Here!