Understanding and Evaluating Associateship Opportunities

A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices

PLEASE NOTE: This continuing education course is being archived and will no longer be available for credit after the expiration date.


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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