After 23 years as the owner of her own practice, dentist Ann Mayeda has sold her business but will continue to practice there for the foreseeable future.
The new owner, dentist Adam Cramer, also purchased Courthouse Square Dental Clinic earlier this year and operates that practice as well. It is now called Advanced Dental Care of Vashon. There he and dentist James Cunnington offer routine dental services and specialty care that previously was not available on Vashon, Cramer said, such as root canals, dental implants and wisdom teeth extraction. At Mayeda’s office, the staff, care and services will remain the same.
“From the patients’ perspective, not much is going to change,” she said.
She noted she is pleased she can now refer people to on-Island providers for services they previously had to travel to Seattle for.
“I think it will be better for my patients because we’re offering more now,” she said. “I am happy they have a choice.”
Mayeda listed her office for sale earlier this year and thought that it might take a year to sell it, she said. Only 10 days later she learned Cramer was interested.
“I was shocked myself,” she said.
Relinquishing ownership will allow her to focus on dental care itself and leave the administrative work that comes with running a practice to others, she said. The name of her practice will change down the road, she noted, to reflect the change of ownership.
Cramer noted the Courthouse Square office is a preferred provider for most insurance companies, and Mayeda said her office may begin to accept additional insurance plans as well.
For more information on Advanced Dental Care of Vashon and the providers, see www.dentalcareofvashon.com.