Dental Transition | What Next?

dental transitionEnjoying the benefits of retirement doesn’t mean that you have to give up doing the things you love during your dental transition. There are many ways you can still contribute to society that go beyond doing business at a dental practice.  Curious as to what those ways may be? The following ideas are some good options to try during your dental transition.

1. Get involved in a dental council or board membership organization.

Whether you’re a current member of a dental organization or wish to be one, a dental transition into retirement is a great opportunity to get more involved. You’ll have more time and flexibility to share quality input with the group and participate in events you might not have been able to before.

2. Become a mentor.

It is common tradition for the owner of a dental practice to mentor the new owner during a dental transition. By sharing your experience with them as they settle in, you not only benefit the health of your practice, you gain confidence from your patients and staff too. And when your practice is doing well during a transition, everyone wins.

3. Volunteer your skills to help those in need.

Retirement is the perfect opportunity to explore the things you’ve always wanted to do but never had the time to do them. If those things still involve dentistry, dental volunteer work is a rewarding way to continue your passion without the constraints of running a practice. The ADA Foundation is a good starting resource for current volunteer information and events.

4. Teach dentistry at a college.

Teaching at a dental school is another rewarding activity during your dental transition into retirement. Even if you’re only speaking at certain times for select presentations, your valuable insight and expertise will be passed on to the next generation in the industry.

5. Relax and enjoy yourself!

Of course, there are always the tried-and-true ways to enjoy your retirement! If you play golf or tennis, you’ll have more time to do so. Love to travel? Discover some place you’ve never been! Or, you can just take life a little easier and do what you want to do when you want to do it. It’s your dental transition and you can do anything you like.

Retirement may mark the finish line in your career, but you don’t have to give up on doing what you love. To find out more about making a smart dental transition plan for your next chapter, contact us at Menlo Dental Transitions. We take pride in keeping your information confidential for a professional and smooth transition process for your practice.