Understanding and Evaluating Associateship Opportunities
Clinical and Interpersonal Skills

Course Author(s): David G. Dunning, MA, PhD; Robert D. Madden, DDS, MBA

Clinical and Interpersonal Skills

  1. Is there some way for the owner-dentist to gauge the clinical skills of the associate candidate? Perhaps the associate has prepared a clinical portfolio of cases to discuss with the owner-dentist?
  2. How do the clinical skill sets of the associate and the owner-dentist complement each other?
  3. What evidence of consistently competent interpersonal skills does the associate present or demonstrate, particularly in regard to: patient communication; staff communication; and conflict management?