ADA Practice Transitions: A confidential process. A match with confidence.

By | June 6, 2019

ADA Practice Transitions, a pilot program being offered to dentists practicing or looking to practice in Maine and Wisconsin, has a confidential solution for your practice transition.

Your Information, Your Timing: How We Keep Things Confidential

ADA Practice Transitions understands how important confidentiality can be as you go through a career transition. Practice owners may not be ready to share this information with the rest of the dental community quite yet. And transitions may be smoother if time is taken to prepare and involve your staff before the sale. If you are a dentist looking to purchase or change positions, you may not be ready to inform your current employer of your plans. ADA Practice Transitions understands these scenarios and will keep everything fully confidential until YOU decide it is time.

More secure than a classified or online posting

When you publish a classified or online listing, anyone can see them. Even if the listing lacks a practice name, it may not be that difficult to connect the dots – particularly in a small town.

By contrast, your ADA Advisor will go through the completed profiles and identify potential matches. Next, the Advisor will show both dentists the basic profile details including philosophy of care statements, general location and essential practice information. You will only see names, addresses, photos, and other details if BOTH sides agree to move forward into the evaluation process. Only those seriously interested in advancing will ever see any contact information.

Dentists will NEVER see a profile card for a dentist who is not recommended by the Advisor. This prevents browsers from learning that you are looking for a change.

Why do you need photos? Who will see them?

Pictures are truly worth a thousand words, particularly when it comes to describing a practice. Dentists need to be able to visualize living and working within the space. While operatory photos are not mandatory, they can be very helpful. One person may describe their operatories as “state of the art” while someone else considers them dated. High-quality photos can make a big difference in how your practice shows.

Your photos will not be shared until two dentists have mutually decided to move into an evaluation process. Rest assured that no one can browse the ADA Practice Transitions platform and view your photos.

I want to protect my practice financial information.

If you are selling your practice or looking for someone to become a partial owner, we require some of your practice financial information. This helps match you with a dentist who can afford to purchase your practice. We encourage you to share this information – but you can choose the timing.

Another dentist will only see your practice financials when you agree to share them. Remember that you can select the “Advisor Only” checkbox to shield your information even after agreeing to show contact information.

If you have any questions or concerns about how your information is protected, please do not hesitate to reach out to your ADA Advisor.

Matching Now in Wisconsin and Maine

Dentists are now being matched in Maine and Wisconsin who have joined the platform and submitted their profile for approval by the ADA Advisor.

If you are unsure what you want, we can help you fully explore your options to identify the best path forward – and then we can match you with someone who shares your goals. Experience firsthand how ADA Practice Transitions can help make your entire transition more successful.

If you are a dentist interested in ADA Practice Transitions but do not live in Maine or Wisconsin, complete the online interest form at ADA Practice Transitions and we will keep you informed on the program’s expansion plan in 2020.

ADA BIG Idea 2019: Transitions Conference

Wondering about the next phase of your career? Join colleagues August 9 in Chicago for BIG Idea 2019: Transitions, a one-day conference to learn about your transition options to best meet your needs, professionally, financially, and personally. Learn More!

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