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Testimonial from a Satistfied Dentist

"Dr. Earl Douglas was always accessible to answer my questions and to provide honest answers. He and the ADS staff are the best practice brokers that I have ever dealt with. I recommend them highly."

Scott Folsom, DMD

Dental Practice Sales & Transitions

Who We Are

Thank you for visiting the ADS Tennessee web site. Since 1984, Earl Douglas and his associates have served your practice transition, apprasial, associateship services, pre-retirement transition support and expert testimony needs. ADS Tennessee is known by its impeccable reputation as being fair, honest and effective in helping dentists plan and implement their transition strategies.

What We Do

ADS is literally composed of the best professionals in the transition field. We do not offer franchises to just anyone who wants to sell dental practices. All prospective members must pass review by our nomination committee and meet quality and experience requirements. To be admitted to ADS, /they must be voted upon by the entire ADS /membership. ADS /members are subject to internal standards and peer review. We are serious about integrity, competence and quality.

Recently, our membership had a strategic planning session that indicated that our members would benefit from being part of the ADS /brand, rather than being known as their separate individual company, thus the movement to be known collectively and individually as ADS. /Now, when you see the ADS /advertisements in Dental Economics, our monthly Dental Economics transition column, our many pages of classified advertising in Dental Economics, our national website,, and other ADS /branding venues, you can associate us and our colleagues as part of the ADS /national organization which provides the highest quality transition services in the country.

Meet the ADS Tennessee Dental Practice Sales Team

Clayton C. Cummings, DDS - Tennessee State Broker

Clayton C. Cummings, DDS graduated from University of Tennessee, Memphis, College of Dentistry in 1987. He practiced general dentistry in group practice in Arkadelphia, AR from 1987 until 1990 when he moved to Nashville, purchasing a practice through Dr. Earl Douglas at ADS South, LLC, (then known as Professional Practice Consultants, Ltd.) Dr. Cummings has served his community on bank boards and by serving in dental missions both locally and abroad. Dr. Cummings has always been interested in the business side of dentistry as well as the clinical aspects. In addition to working with dentists as a member of ADS South, Dr. Cummings manages his own consulting firm in which he helps other dentists navigate their way through an ever-changing health care environment. Dr. Cummings serves transition needs for dentists in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Earl M. Douglas, DDS, MBA - Tennessee State Broker

Earl Douglas is the founder of ADS South. Dr. Douglas earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland 1971. He practiced in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Fort Benning, Georgia, from 1971 to 1974 and in Stuttgart, West Germany, from 1974 to 1977. Dr. Douglas was in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1978 through 1982. After the sale of his private practice in 1982, he began his career in practice transition consulting. He received his Master in Business Administration degree from Brenau College in 1984 and founded ADS South in the same year. Dr. Douglas was the founder of American Dental Sales, Inc., in 1996 and served as its first president. He is the author of cash flow analysis software used by professional brokers and lenders. He is also a contributing author for Dental Economics and has presented numerous seminars for Dental Economics and state dental associations. Dr. Douglas is a member of the Practice Valuation Study Group and The Institute of Business Appraisers.

Joseph Jordan, JD - Tennessee State Broker

Joseph D. Jordan, JD, serves the ADS South team as legal transition counsel. Mr. Jordan earned his Juris Doctorate at the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 2004. He has devoted his time and attention to the sole representation of the dental profession in the area of Practice Transitions. Mr. Jordan has been serving the dental industry for over eight years and speaks on both the national and local levels.

Rebecca Kyatt - Tennessee State Broker

Rebecca Kyatt has joined ADS South as a Practice Transition Consultant serving Alabama, Mississippi and Western Tennessee. She has an extensive background in contract negotiation and marketing; working for several Fortune 500 companies including Home Depot and Compass Bank. Her experience includes negotiations in excess of $5 Billion, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Supply Management. Most recently Rebecca managed the purchase and transition of a dental practice in Birmingham, AL for her husband.

Virginia Douglas - Tennessee State Broker

Virginia Douglas is the client liaison coordinator at ADS. Virginia graduated from the University of New Haven with a degree in business administration. She assists clients in every step of the process from the initial phone call or email until after the closing. Virginia is the friendly voice that gets things done and is always available to respond to any needs that clients may have in the transition process.