Here is another guest post from our friends at ETS Dental.
Associateships begin and fail everyday. Why do they fail so often? A simple way to answer this is that either or both sides failed to meet expectations.More specifically, the expectations were never even laid out at the beginning, so one side was letting down the other and never knew why or that he/she was doing this.
- Production goals
- Required schedule
- Transition plans
- Associate’s leadership role in the practice in relation to staff
- Whether the associate will have any say so in equipment, office systems, and staff management
- Insurance accepted by the practice
- Particular cases or situations which must be handled by the owner
- What must be referred out
- Income goals
- Transition or practice ownership goals
- Skill sets
- Comfort level with various cases and patient types
- Length of time willing to commit to a practice/area
- Will My New Associate Be Here In 6 Months?
- Associate Dentist Interview Tips
- Can your Dental Practice Support an Additional Dentist as an Associate or Partner?
- Resources for a Practice Owner Preparing to Interview Associate Candidates
Carl Guthrie is a Dental Recruiter with ETS Dental. He covers the Western U.S. Region. Carl can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/carl.guthrie