Dr. Prokes is a 1972 graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School. Following a successful career in private practice, Dr. Prokes entered the field of Practice Transitions, acting as a “consultant” (trying to match needs with opportunities), as opposed to a “broker” (trying to make a sale happen in order to make a commission). Dr. Prokes has been involved in hundreds of successful dental practice transitions in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, California, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, and other states. In addition, he has provided seminars for various local dental society components, the US Navy, the US Air Force, several state AGD societies, and dental schools (including University of Michigan, University of Kentucky, University of Illinois, University of Louisville, and Indiana University) and he has had published articles regarding practice transitions in State Dental Journals and Academy of General Dentistry State Journals.
In 2009, Dr. Prokes was invited to become a member of the National Association of Practice Brokers, a national organization with some of the most successful practice transition experts in America, one which is limited to less than 20 practice transition experts across the United States. In addition, Dr. Prokes served as National Director of Practice Transitions for Hufford Financial Advisors- Exclusive financial planning partner of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).