Knowing yourself so you can find the right dental practice
Transitioning a dental practice from one owner to another is so much more than just a business transaction. Both buyers and sellers might become overly focused on the contract details, losing sight of the big picture. Our guest Dr. Suzanne Ebert reflects on her own practice transition, and shares why finding the right match for the dentist and the practice is crucial to ensuring long term success.
This is episode 19 of Beyond the Mouth, an ongoing podcast series in which ADA’s Dr. Betsy Shapiro chats with a diverse group of people who can help with the non-clinical challenges dentists experience every day.
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Suzanne Ebert, D.M.D., V.P. Dental Practice & Relationship Management, ADA Practice Transitions
Dr. Suzanne Ebert graduated from the University Of Louisville College Of Dentistry. Following a 1 year GPR, she entered private practice as an associate in St. Augustine FL. Dr. Ebert started her solo private practice in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL where she treated friends and family for 11 years. Upon the sale of her practice, she elected to continue her career providing dental care by becoming the Dental Director at a local Federally Qualified Health Center. Under her tenure the clinics expanded, ran efficiently and profitably while addressing real needs in the community including eldercare, special needs care and ER diversion.
Dr. Ebert also became heavily involved in Florida Dental Association leadership, rising through the chairs of her local component and ultimately into the position of Trustee for the Florida Dental Association. As Adjunct Faculty for the University of Florida, she had the privilege of working directly with senior dental students as they rotated through her clinics.
Dr. Ebert considers herself a clinical dentist first and is unwavering in her desire to protect private practice dentistry. She is a vocal advocate of having a strong association to lead the dental profession through the issues facing it today. Dr. Ebert is currently the Vice President, Dental Practice and Relationship Management for ADA Business Innovations Group.