Southeast Transitions is now US Dental Transitions
Our Team

Bill Adams, DDS, FAGD – Founder

Dr. Bill Adams is the founder of US Dental Transitions.  He practiced general dentistry for 25-years after graduating from Emory in 1969.  He founded our company in 1998 to help his fellow dentists transition their practices to other dentists who share similar values and philosophies.  Over the last 20-years, Bill has consulted with over 6,000 dentists and transitioned over 500 practices. He is Pankey/Dawson trained, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), and a lifetime member in the Hinman Dental Society.

Pete Newcomb – CEO

As CEO of US Dental Transitions, Pete is responsible for the overall success and direction of our company.  He joined the company in 2003 after working in sales for Lanier, Siemens and AT&T, which allows him to have a broader business vision for US Dental Transitions.  Pete has been involved with more than 500 successful transitions and has consulted with thousands of dentists. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island where he earned a Bachelor of Psychology degree. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Business Appraisers and member of the Practice Valuation Study Group.

Milt Glasser – COO

Milt recently joined US Dental Transitions after 25-years of sales and management experience with AT&T, Cisco and Citrix. His work with Fortune 100 companies brings stability to our rapidly growing company. Milt has overall responsibility for the national branding of US Dental Transitions and guiding the strategic direction. He earned his MBA and Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration from Loyola University.

Corina Oltean – Financial Analyst

As part of the US Dental Transitions team, Corina is responsible for cash flow analysis, marketing and data analytics. She has worked in the dental industry for over 14 years and relies on her vast knowledge from working as a dental assistant and in the front office for a private practice and an educational institution. In addition, Corina has experience as a marketing coordinator and a Professional Service Representative for Nobel Biocare. Corina is a graduate of North Georgia College & State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and continued her MS studies at Georgia State University.

Iza Bray – Office Manager

Iza has been with US Dental Transitions since 2006 and specializes in practice appraisals and practice sale agreements. Iza is the core business administrator for US Dental Transitions. She’s the main interface between the bank, Transition Advisor, the seller and the buyer.

Robin Turner, DDS – Vice President, South Carolina

Dr. Robin Turner practiced dentistry for 30-years before joining US Dental Transitions in 2008. She had one of the largest private practices in the United States and was rated in the top 1% of solo practitioners. She has consulted and assisted with hundreds of practices and prides herself in helping doctors, staff and patients with a seamless transition. Robin is a graduate of Georgetown Dental School.

Russ Russell – Transition Advisor, North Carolina

Russ has worked for US Dental Transitions since 2011 and has over 16-years dental industry experience with Patterson Dental. His business acumen, customer focus and sales experience is valued by every client he has served. Russ received his Bachelor’s degree from the United States Navy, where he served 10-years.

Dick Lester, DDS – Transition Advisor, Gulf Coast

Dr. Dick Lester recently joined US Dental Transitions as a Transition Advisor. He practiced dentistry for 42-years, worked as a Senior Vice President for a dental consulting company, and he has also bought and sold practices on his own. Based on his experience, Dick understands the very personal nature of the transition process. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry and holds a Bachelor of Science from Mercer University.

Gretchen Estapa – Transition Advisor, Gulf Coast

Gretchen worked as a Vice President of Client Services and Practice Development for OrthoSynetics before joining US Dental Transitions in 2017.  Her 20-years of business consulting and strategic planning experience provides the ability and confidence to guide dentists with selling or purchasing.   Gretchen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Louisiana State University.

Randal Barnett – Transition Advisor, Alabama

Randal has been involved in the dental industry for over 40-years, including working as a dental technician, owning a dental laboratory, and working at Healthco as an Account Manager. Before joining US Dental Transitions, Randal spent 17-years with Patterson Dental Company in Alabama as an Equipment Specialist. With Randal’s background, experience and knowledge, he’s dedicated to helping doctors transition their practice. He served in the United States Air Force as a dental technician and studied at Clayton State College.

Ted Burgin – Transition Advisor, Tennessee

Ted comes to USDT with over 20 years of sales experience in the dental field, including 10 years as the Implant Representative for Nobel Biocare in Tennessee.  His industry knowledge and commitment to customer satisfaction make him an asset to every client.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Lain Gay – Transition Advisor, Texas

Lain has over 18 years of dental industry experience in surgical and restorative product sales across Texas and the Gulf Coast region. He has worked within all levels of dental practices and has consulted in practice management, treatment plan coordination, and training. His vast dental knowledge and networking brings valuable expertise to all of his clients. Lain is a graduate of the Texas A&M University.

Emily Kain – Transition Advisor, Texas

Emily has over 20 years of experience in the dental industry, including as an Office Manager, Director of Operations, and VP of Operations. In 2018, Emily started her own consulting company with a focus on coaching dentists to increase their profitability. Emily’s professional experience encompasses a 360-degree view of dental office operations, allowing her to provide expert guidance in the transition of your practice.

Dwight “DJ” Shreve – Transition Advisor, Texas

Dwight joined US Dental Transitions in 2020 and has over 18 years of sales and consulting experience, including 5 years in dental. In addition, Dwight received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Sam Houston State University and spent 4 years as an Accounting/Financial Analyst supporting hundreds of dentists. With his diverse background, Dwight has the ability to guide you in many facets of the transition process.

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