Looking to open a dental office but not sure where to start? ADAPT has you covered


You want to own a dental practice but you’re not quite ready to lead a dental team or manage a business. Or maybe you’ve decided to work in corporate dentistry until you gain more experience and are financially ready to buy.

If this sounds familiar, mentorship can help you gain the clinical and management skills needed to run a thriving practice. ADAPT’s Mentorship-to-Ownership transition path can help you find a mentor who will teach you the ins and outs of running a business before selling you their practice. 

How The Mentorship-To-Ownership Path Works


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Build your profile to let us know what you're looking for in a practice.

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Get Personalized  Matches

Use ADAPT’s powerful matching technology to connect with practices you’d like to join and eventually own.

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Set The Terms For Your Transition

Agree upfront on associate pay, timeline, purchase price and how you and the established dentist will work together.

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Complete a Successful Transition

Begin working in the practice and slowly transform it into the dental practice you’ve always wanted to own.

How Does This Differ From Associate-To-Owner Paths?


Some of the best mentorship opportunities are in small town and rural areas with very few practices. When an owner retires, it can leave thousands of residents with no access to dental care. These owners are eager to find and mentor buyers to ensure continuity of care for their practice.

The mentorship-to-ownership path is ideal for dentists looking to:
  • Run a small solo practice, typically with four or less operatories
  • Work independently on patients while consulting the selling owner on advanced procedures
  • Purchase a practice with a relatively small price tag in a smaller town or rural area
Learn More About Mentorship-to-Ownership

Get Access To Exclusive Resources To Help You Start A Practice


When you create your free profile, you'll get access to exclusive resources and an ADA Advisor who will help you find your mentor. 

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