Tips to Finding The Right Dental Practice

Many dental school graduates will pursue positions as associates. Dentistry is an increasingly competitive field, and many new dental graduates find out the hard way when it takes longer than expected to find a job. Whether your plan is to find a practice to buy into or you simply want experience, here are ten tips…Read More→

Managing Your Student Loan Debt

As part of our New Dentist Month, we’re exploring timely topics for dental school graduates who are just starting out on their own. This week’s post focuses on student loan debt and provides tips on managing it better. It’s estimated that most dental school graduates have an average of $241,000 in student loan debt. Even…Read More→

Work Life Balance for New Dentists

If you’re a new dental graduate preparing to enter the full-time clinical field for the first time, you probably have a lot of emotions: excitement, anxiety, exhilaration, and relief from the rigors and monotony of dental school. Once you get started, all that excitement and anxiety can be difficult to manage when you’re trying to…Read More→

Welcome to the Profession!

If you just finished dental school, congratulations! You’re heading into a profession with strong growth potential, good work-life balance, and a variety of career advancement opportunities. It’s an exciting time to join a great profession.  Did you miss our recent post on why being a dentist is the best job ever? Read it here. Whether…Read More→

Tips for Entering Your First Practice

You are out of school, and it’s time to begin your dental career. Where will you start? Have you found a place to work? As multiple questions run through your head, let’s discuss some tips that will help you navigate through the “what’s next” phase so you can start in the right direction. Gain Experience…Read More→

Dental Associate Agreements

Here is a guest blog post from our friend Carl Guthrie from ETS Dental. Associate Agreements (contracts) can suffocate us at a time we should be reveling in a new opportunity.  However, many dentists don’t understand what is in their contracts, in turn complicating the process and turning this joy of new opportunity into a…Read More→

Making a Dental Associate A 50/50 Equity Partner

Lately we have been hearing from dentists and associates about the feasibility of creating a 50/50 partnership. Before this is contemplated there are some questions to be answered and considerations to be weighed. Here are a few that we feel are important:   Is your practice large enough patient base wise for two full-time doctors?…Read More→

How to Find an Associate Dentist Job

Here is another guest post from Morgan Pace of ETS Dental. Whether you are a dental student, an exiting resident, or just returning to the job market, the task of finding an associate dentist position can be daunting. This is an attempt to provide a centralized resource to help you land a job. For more…Read More→

Interview Tips for Dental Associates and Specialists

Our friend Carl Guthrie of ETS Dental has kindly allowed us to share these valuable interview tips for dental associates/specialists. If you are looking for a dental practice to join, your first call or email should be to Carl. Be open to a variety of opportunities. Go to every interview you can. It never hurts…Read More→

Why does becoming a dental associate have such a bad rap?

Here is a guest blog post from Dental Tranistion Specialist Joe Spencer. It all comes down to trust. New dentists often don’t have any idea how to find a practice to join. They call look over the classified ads and call on them, only to find that a great majority of them lead directly to…Read More→