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What you should know before you become an associate

by Douglas Wright, DDS

I've been a dentist since 1985. After four years in the U.S. Navy, I entered private practice as an associate. I've worked as an associate dentist for at least five different employers and have learned some lessons the hard way.

Here are five suggestions I recommend that any prospective associate dentist consider:

Get a contract! No, do not scribble something down on a table cover or napkin. Get a lawyer who knows something about professional…

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