Generation after generation, the American Dental Association (ADA) has endeavored to find innovative ways to support dentists at all stages of their careers. It hasn’t been easy.
ADA Practice Transitions: Supporting the Future of Dentistry
The solution is ADA Practice Transitions™ (ADAPT), a matchmaking platform to help connect dentists who are early in their careers with established dentists who have complementary goals and approaches to care. Both groups can benefit from each other — dentists just starting out want mentorship and, often, a path to owning their own practice; established dentists are looking at the future of their practice and how it might live on once they retire. With both human and digital components, ADAPT is also a hiring platform that uses in-depth profiles to match dentists that have the same values in terms of both patient care and practice management.
It took true integrated consulting to bring to life ADAPT, which has quickly grown from a two-state pilot to a vital platform for more than
at every career stage across all
Meeting the Challenge
Making ADAPT Real
To see the market opportunity, invent ADAPT, and then bring it to life both technically and within the organization required complex systems thinking as our designers, engineers and strategists worked together with the ADA’s leadership, marketing and technical teams to make it real.
EPAM’s multidisciplinary team worked on every aspect of the product definition and launch:
“ADAPT is one of the ADA’s greatest innovations in recent years, and its continued growth signals the value it provides to all dentists at pivotal times in their lives. Whether dentists are just starting their careers, building their teams, or selling their practices, ADA Practice Transitions offers personal, one-on-one guidance to make an otherwise stressful process a seamless one. In our profession, connections make the difference—from dentist to dentist, and from dentists to the communities they serve. ADAPT helps make these connections possible.”
D.D.S., Executive Director of ADA