Almost a year ago the ADA launched ADA Practice Transitions (ADAPT), a program available in several states, including Iowa, to match practice buyers with sellers or associates with associateships.
Read about the journey of a successful ADAPT program match. Dr. Kristen Sciolino wanted to practice in a small town in Maine where she and her family could put down roots, stating she “wanted to find a practice and a provider who meshed with how I want to practice.” Dr. Joe Thibodeau wanted to slow down and eventually sell his practice in Lincoln, Maine, population 5,200. After a couple of years working with a brokerage firm to sell, he did not have one dentist interested in his practice and decided to join the ADAPT program, where he matched with Dr. Sciolino. The two have now entered into an associate to owner agreement that allows both to achieve their goals.