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12 Questions to Ask BEFORE Accepting an Associate Job

  • Where is the job?
  • Why is the office hiring an associate? Is the position a CAR or a BOAT? Read more on this here! 
  • What procedures will I be doing MOST of the time?
  • How will I be compensated? (Income guarantee)
  • How often will I be the ONLY dentist working at the practice?
  • What FUN things are there to do in the area OUTSIDE THE OP?
  • Would I be able to speak with a PAST associate so I can learn more about this position?
  • What are your expectations?
  • What is the average PPO insurance adjustment to the care at this office?
  • Will I have a dental assistant working with me?
  • Would it be possible for me to observe in the practice for a day so I can get a sense of what happens during a normal day of dentistry?
  • When would be a good time to review the associate contract with an attorney?