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Associate contracts

by Nathan E. DeLong, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services
ODA Today

A growing trend in dentistry the last 20 years is the increasing prevalence of associateship arrangements in dental practices.

With Baby Boomers reaching retirement age and new dentists strapped with record levels of student-loan debt, this trend is likely to continue.

Surveys indicate that a majority of new dentists entering private practice will become associates in a practice or act as independent contractors with a practice. The overriding reason for this is simple – new…

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