If you are considering working as an associate in an established dental practice, there are important questions to consider that are thoroughly outlined under the Associate Contract section of this website.
In addition to those items, you will also want to consider working conditions and environment. Does this practice seem to fit your treatment philosophy? Can you see yourself working with the senior dentist long term? If your intent is for this position to eventually lead to full ownership, look deeper to ensure there is an opportunity for continuing development — both clinically and managerially. Do not just rely on the owner's judgement. Evaluate the practice yourself and use a third-party resource like DDS Due Diligence to provide an independent assessment.
Once a mutually agreed upon Associate Contract has been executed and it comes time to exercise your buy-in option, DDS Due Diligence can provide you with all the resources and expertise you need to negotiate and close a successful transaction. Some of the steps involved in the buy-in process include:
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