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Experience:  Endodontist (DDS,MS)-50 years of practice, Endodontics Assoc. Professor at Loyola University School of Dentistry, Air Force Veteran
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I am retiring after 37 yrs. i have sold my practice waiting

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Customer: I am retiring after 37 yrs. i have sold my practice waiting for the final paper work. when do i announce to my patients about the retirement. some say six months in advance i think that is to long.
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Customer: i built a group practice and my partners are purchasing my share of the practice i plan to retire in june if all the paperwork is completed. i will stay as an associate for 3 months to introduce the new grad to my patients
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Root Canal Doctor replied 1 year ago.

Hi Jerry, congratulations on your upcoming retirement! You made it! LOL

I suggest you send a letter out 1-2 months before the end date considering you will still be available for an additional 3 months for your patients to see you and say there farewells and good wishes. That gives more than enough time to introduce anyone new to the practice. I also agree with you that 6 months is way to early to announce. People will forget and and the continuity in the transfer of care will be broken. This makes it a more proactive continuing separation that everyone will appreciate. Hope this helps!