About Us


Shea Practice Transitions has completed hundreds of successful dental practice transitions. Our experience is unsurpassed in the dental industry.


Shea Practice Transitions provides the highest level of experience and expertise in a fair and balanced fashion to achieve the goals and objectives of our clients. No one in the industry has built a better reputation than the Shea Practice Transitions team.


Shea Practice Transitions is recognized as the Midwest’s premier experts in dental practice transitions including practice sales, practice buy-ins, and practice appraisals. While each practice transition is unique, our extensive experience makes it is very common for us to have encountered and dealt with almost every nuance.


Shea Practice Transitions takes care of it all: appraising, marketing, financial arrangements, transition planning, legal documentation, tax planning, closing and post-closing follow-up. Our service is unmatched.

Meet the Team

Ryan Brengman buy and sell dental practice

Ryan Brengman

  • Attorney (licensed in MN and WI)
  • Dental practice transition specialist since 2001
  • Executive Committee Member of American Dental Sales (ADS)
  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., St. John’s University
  • Frequently published articles in Dental Economics and other dental publications
While Ryan’s desire to go to law school was not initially driven with aspirations of working on dental practice transitions, he is very thankful that this has become the focus of his career. He finds working with dentists and dental professionals to be extremely rewarding. Ryan is married with three children. When he is not working or on his lengthy commute home to Rochester each day, Ryan enjoys time with his family, working out and going to concerts.

Kevin Shea - Buy and sell dental practice

Kevin Shea

  • Attorney (licensed in MN and SD)
  • Dental practice transition specialist since 1985
  • Member Emeritus of American Dental Sales (ADS)
  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
  • Honors Graduate, University of St. Thomas
  • Frequently published articles in Dental Economics
One of the most fulfilling aspects of Kevin’s 35+ years in dental practice transitions is all the wonderful people he has met along the way. In many cases, he has the good fortune of calling them friends. Like the profession of dentistry, Kevin’s greatest gratification has been helping others and the relationships he has built with some amazing people. When you help a dentist achieve their career goals–often with a “thank you” and “I could not have done it without you”– the feeling is unmatched. During his career, Kevin has been blessed with five wonderful children, a supportive wife and many friends. For all of it, he is very grateful.

Jan Solberg - Buy and sell dental practice

Jan Solberg

  • Business administrator since 1985
  • Dental transition market specialist since 1995
  • Outstanding client contact and service
Jan has worked with Shea Practice Transitions since October of 1995. Although her primary role is that of Business Manager, her contact with our clients, their staff and our dental colleagues has been most impactful. Jan, her husband and three children have lived in the Twin Cities area since 1994. During that time, they were blessed with three weddings and the birth of five remarkable grandchildren! In their spare time, Jan and her husband enjoy hiking, biking, cooking and spending time with their family and friends.

Wendy Negrin Buy and sell dental practice

Wendy Negrin

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications
  • Cum Laude Graduate, Florida International University 2017
  • Master of Science in Marketing
  • Google Ads Certified
Wendy attended Florida International University where she received a Bachelor’s of Art in Communications and recently completed a Master’s of Science in Marketing. She has a passion for Marketing and Brand Management and is experienced in Social Media Marketing with a demonstrated history of working in the medical industry. Wendy recently moved to Minnesota and in her free time, she enjoys exploring the city of Minneapolis with her son and fiancé.

Charter Member of American Dental Sales (ADS)

As part of the ADS network, Shea Practice Transitions provides the highest level of experience and expertise in the dental industry and is a leader in the art and science of dental practice appraising and brokerage. ADS Dental Practice Transitions is an alliance of independent dental practice brokers and management consultants. Formed in 1995, ADS has emerged as the premier source for finding trusted and experienced dental practice brokers & consultants. Our association consists of 23 voting members. Most of our members have over 25 years of experience and the group as a whole has over 300 years of experience. Members are selected for their integrity, high standards, expertise and knowledge. Brokers and consultants seeking membership in ADS undergo a rigorous interview and criteria review process. Standards for membership include having a minimum of 5 years of experience in dental practice brokerage, having a qualifying number of dental practice transitions completed, as well as having professional and personal references for providing outstanding service and maintaining a good reputation.

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