The many considerations of hiring (or becoming) an associate dentist

June 1, 2023
Hiring or becoming an associate dentist is a big career move, for both longtime and new dentists. The move can go smoothly … or not.

There are many things to consider before making the career-altering decision of hiring or becoming an associate. Yet some people take the leap without really knowing what they’re doing.

How do you know if your practice is ready for, or even needs, an associate? How do you find the right one for your practice? Once someone is hired, how to you properly integrate them into the practice? And of course, how should they be paid?

Check out this gallery for perspectives from many industry experts who have seen a thing or two when it comes to associate dentists, and how to go about this event in the most organized way possible.

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About the Author

Meg Kaiser

Meg Kaiser is an associate editor in Endeavor Business Media’s Dental Division. She works on DentistryIQ.comDE Weekend, eVillage, and RDH Graduate newsletters, Dental Economics magazine, and RDH magazine. Contact her at [email protected].