ADA News Online  January 2023
'The community knows you and trusts you': New dentists share advantages of rural practice

Kristen Sciolino, D.M.D., practices in Lincoln, Maine — population 4,853. As a dentist in a small, rural community, Dr. Sciolino said her family wouldn’t have it any other way. She is just one of many new dentists who have chosen to practice in a rural setting, whether it be in public health or at a private practice or dental service organization. Find out how Dr. Sciolino and other new dentists found the right practice for a satisfying career and work-life balance. 

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Dental Practice Reporter  October 2022
5 Years Out? How To Sell Now and Retire Later

Many dentists reach a point in their careers where they are done with owning a practice. Some are tired of managing the financials, dealing with payers, chasing down suppliers, and all the other headaches of practice ownership. Others have physical limitations that make daily practice difficult. And some want to capitalize on a hot market for practice sales. ADAPT's Dr. Suzanne Ebert offers options for owners who are done with practice ownership but not with dentistry. 

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Becker's Dental & DSO Review  August 2022
What 3 dental leaders are investing in

In times of economic uncertainty, making the right investments is more important than ever. Here is what three dental leaders, including ADAPT's Dr. Suzanne Ebert, chose to invest in during 2022.

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Dental Practice Review  July 2022
Retaining Dental Staff During The Great Resignation, And Through Practice Transitions

The Great Resignation has reached dentistry — especially as hygienists choose not to return to the profession. That’s why it’s essential that owner dentists take steps to retain their most valuable resource: long-tenured, knowledgeable staff who have built trust with patients. ADAPT's Dr. Suzanne Ebert explores the trend and offers advice on how owners can retain their best staff. 

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Beyond the Bite (Florida Dental Association)  June 2022
Hire for Today, Mentor for the Future: Finding the Perfect Associate

Bringing in an associate can be intimidating. You’ve built your practice’s reputation on a certain style of care and may have known some of your patients for decades. You want to know that Mrs. Smith will get the same quality and level of care she’s come to expect, regardless of which dentist she sees in your office. So what makes an associate “right” for your practice and patients? ADAPT's Dr. Suzanne Ebert shares advice on evaluating candidates to find a great fit. 

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Financial Flossing  February 2022
Protecting Your Practice’s Legacy

ADAPT's Dr. Suzanne Ebert talks to Ross Brannon of the Financial Flossing Podcast. Together, they discuss how a dentist can grow or sell a practice, what buyers should look for beyond collections, and how owner dentists can plan ahead for a rewarding retirement that ensures their patients are cared for.  

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Healthcare Now Radio  February 2022
Healthcare de Jure: Dr. Suzanne Ebert from ADA Business Innovation Group

Host Matt Fisher’s guest is Dr. Suzanne Ebert, VP Dental Practice & Relationship Management, ADA Business Innovation Group. Their discussion topics include: evolution of dental practice; comparative regulatory independence of dentistry; entrepreneurial spirit among dentists and interest in owning independent practice; and lessons learned about dentistry from COVID.

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Dental Practice Reporter  February 2022
How Associate Pay Can Vary From Practice To Practice

It’s relatively easy to understand a straight salary, typical for those working in public health, academia, or government agencies. It gets more complicated for those paid in whole or on some percentage of their overall productivity in the office, which is the more common scenario for dentists employed in private practice or DSOs. Dr. Suzanne Ebert demonstrates how much associate pay can vary depending on whether it's based on total production, billable production, or total collections. 

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Dental Practice Reporter  February 2022
How AI Is Changing Dentistry

When Kiss.com launched as a matchmaking site in 1994, artificial intelligence (AI) was still science fiction. Little did we realize how much the early technology would come to change how we shop, how products are delivered, how we choose what to watch, and yes, even how we find our life partners. Behind the scenes, AI has found its way into nearly every industry, including dentistry. Dr. Suzanne Ebert explores AI's fast-evolving role in dentistry — including how AI is leading to better matches between dentists and practices. 

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Dental Practice Reporter  January 2022
How AI Is Transforming Dental Practice Transitions

By using a primarily digital environment, today’s dentists can now find the perfect match (whether practice or person), manage the evaluation, and complete a transaction with greater efficiency and success. Dr. Suzanne Ebert explains how AI has the potential to help dentists uncover great practice opportunities they may have otherwise overlooked.

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The Dental Brief  December 2021
The Value of a Mentorship-to-Ownership Approach

Dr. Ebert built a successful dental practice from scratch. After selling her practice, she became the dental director of a federally qualified health center where she provided high quality care to underserved populations. Today she focuses on the mentorship to ownership approach.

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Press Release  December 2021
ADA Practice Transitions is Named Winner of 20th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards 

ADA Practice Transitions is recognized for its state-of-the-art online matching platform designed to support digital transformation in the dental industry.

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First Coast Connect With Melissa Ross  October 2021
24 Hours Of Climate Reality; dental industry decline; Florida-Georgia weekend; Kurtis Loftus

The pandemic hit dentists hard. Many find themselves closing their practices, especially in rural areas. Patients are putting off appointments too, risking their health in the process. 

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Dental Practice Reporter  October 2021
A Guide To What It Costs To Sell A Dental Practice

The answer to “what does it actually cost to sell a dental practice?” is as you’d expect – it depends. Numerous factors play into selling a dental practice and make each sale unique, impacting the total cost. Dr. Suzanne Ebert discusses some of these factors, offers a range of costs, and explores ways to minimize or avoid those costs.

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Worcester Business Journal  October 2021
10 Things I know about ... Buying & selling a business

Buying or exiting a business can be an exciting and profitable venture, but it’s essential to do your due diligence. Whether you run a dental or medical practice, a small family-run company, or a large corporation, the general steps remain the same. Dr. Suzanne Ebert shares her thoughts. 

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CommonWealth  October 2021
Small dental practices face uncertain future

Independent dentists who work in rural areas and suburbs across Massachusetts are in a vulnerable spot. The dental practice landscape is changing, and the small, private practices that are an essential part of the fabric of these communities may soon disappear.

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The Journal of Multidisciplinary Decisions In Dentistry  October 2021
ADA Business Innovation Group Names Tim Steffl New President and Chief Executive Officer

The American Dental Association (ADA) Business Innovation Group (ADABIG) today announced Tim Steffl as its new president and chief executive officer.  In this position, Steffl will be responsible for establishing short and long-term profitability and measureable growth of ADABIG to meet strategic and financial goals, as well as creating a strategy for increasing and scaling ADA Practice Transitions.

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Telegram & Gazette  September 2021
Access to dental care a challenge in some Worcester County communities

There's a problem, according to the American Dental Association. Younger dentists aren't settling in rurual areas. The Result is less access to quality dental care.

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Dental Economics  September 2021
Transitions Roundtable: Which practice numbers should I focus on improving for potential buyers?

I’d like to sell my practice in the next five years. I know the potential buyers and brokers will look at my P&Ls for the past few years, but what other practice data do they look at? Which practice numbers should I focus on improving?

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Authority Magazine  August 2021
Five Things You Need To Know If You Want To Build, Scale and Prepare Your Business For a Lucrative Exit

As a part of our series about “Five Things You Need To Know If You Want To Build, Scale and Prepare Your Business For a Lucrative Exit, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Suzanne Ebert.

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Dental Practice Reporter  July 2021
How To Transition Your Practice When Life Happens

In my work, I talk to dentists from across the country who are preparing for career transitions. Some are retiring and taking the next step on their long-planned path, but others face outside forces that make them rethink their priorities and goals. 

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