Embarking on an internal practice transition within your oral surgery team necessitates strategic guidance to ensure a seamless handover. As a practice owner, fostering the readiness of your successor, potentially with another skilled oral surgeon within your team, is vital for the continued success of your practice.


Internal Practice Transition Dynamics

In an internal practice transition, your successor is already a part of your team and is likely familiar with your operations. However, ensuring that they are well-versed in all internal processes and acquainted with your pool of patients is crucial. This step lays the foundation for a smooth transition, ensuring that the essential aspects of your practice are seamlessly transferred from you to them.


Financial Fluency for Success

Transitioning to an oral surgery practice involves more than just clinical proficiency; financial acumen is equally critical. It’s important to follow a few key steps during this process:

  • Provide your successor with a comprehensive understanding of the financial intricacies specific to their role.
  • Collaborate with them on current financial considerations to share insights into account management, bookkeeping, and essential financial planning.
  • Introduce them to key team members, like your bookkeeper or accountant, to facilitate expert advice access during your absence.

Cultivating Key Relationships

The success of an oral surgery practice relies on robust relationships—with patients, suppliers, referring doctors, and insurance partners. Facilitate a smooth transition by ensuring your successor builds upon the connections you’ve established. Initiate the introductions between your successor and your external business partners via email and in-person meetings, which enables them to forge strong relationships. This step guarantees continuity in the essential collaborations central to the functioning of the practice.


Encouraging Ongoing Learning

The journey towards a successful internal practice transition involves continuous communication. Keep an open line of dialogue with your successor throughout the handover period. Ensure they have access to all patient data, administrative knowledge, and insights crucial to their role. Reinforce their understanding of financial systems and connect them with experts in your absence. Additionally, encourage them to establish connections with core members of the broader organization, fostering a sense of belonging and support.


Learn More About Internal Practice Transitions

Orchestrating a successful internal practice transition involves meticulous preparation and guidance. By following these steps, you empower your successor to seamlessly take over operations, contributing to the enduring success of your oral surgery practice. Explore our practice transitions page to delve into the comprehensive support OMS Partners, LLC offers and secure the future of your practice today.