Understanding and Evaluating Associateship Opportunities

A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Introduction

Most general dental graduates eventually become associates in either private practice and/or dental support organizations (DSOs) or in a government agency such as the military or health service. Some will eventually buy-into or buy-out dental practices in which they associate. Associateships encompass a number of foundational variables, ranging from employment agreements to payment of laboratory expenses to practice valuation to assignment of patients. This course explores these and other key parameters in associateships. A special section addresses large group practices and DSOs. The course concludes with a detailed vetting process for evaluating associateship opportunities.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Dunning served as the lead editor of a textbook, Dental Practice Transition (Wiley, 2016). Six of the 26 chapters from this textbook are cited in this course among dozens of other references plus many additional websites.
  • Dr. Madden reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission

To have your "proof of completion" information automatically submitted to the AGD, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the Share Your Test Score page. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your AGD account.

Florida CE Broker

In order for your "proof of completion" information to be automatically submitted to Florida CE Broker, add your Florida License number in the field provided on the "Share Your Test Score" page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Florida License number. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your account.

For accurate submissions into the Florida CE Broker system, dentists needs to have a DN in front of their license number and hygienists need to have a DH in front of their license number. The Florida CE Broker System does not accept "0's" in front of the license number.

Louisiana CE Broker

In order for your "proof of completion" information to be automatically submitted to Louisiana CE Broker, add your Louisiana License number in the field provided on the "Share Your Test Score" page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Louisiana License number. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your account.

For accurate submissions into the Louisiana CE Broker system, dentists needs to have a D in front of their license number and hygienists need to have an H in front of their license number. The Louisiana CE Broker System does not accept "0's" in front of the license number.

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