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Retiring Dentist Resources

At the other end of the spectrum, if you are considering retiring or selling your practice, visit the link for retiring dentists for a comprehensive checklist and other considerations that will allow you to transfer your practice smoothly and guarantee an easy transition.

If you are ready to retire the NCDS can help!

First, In order to set the process in motion you must fill out a retirement affidavit which will be used to make your status official with ADA and NCDS.  

Simply fill out the top two-thirds and return it to Ryan Couch at   

When the process is complete, you will be notified by the ADA, and so will the NCDS.   When we are notified by the ADA, we will change your record to reflect your new membership status. 

Second, Click here for the ADA's manual on closing a dental practice, or visit them at for more tips.  You may also place a classified ad to help sell your practice, look for associates or sell equipment.

Third, This may be a great time to join our Mentor Program.  Take a dental student under your wing and teach them the ropes. Check out our Mentor Brochure and contact us at to become a Mentor.

Fourth, Click here for the NCDS Healthcare Plan options for dentists who are retiring or turning 65.

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