Understanding and Evaluating Associateship Opportunities
Physical Facilities and Technology

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

Physical Facilities and Technology

  1. Are the facilities adequate for the number of dentists and staff? A newly graduated associate will need at least two operatories within just a few months into practice. Are the operatories of adequate size for modern technology, roughly 10 x 12?
  2. What technology is currently in place and is planned for the near future? Included here would be: dental software, including patient communication and education, type of digital radiology, a panoramic unit, Cerac, CBCT.
  3. Will the associate have the materials and equipment needed to do the technical work expected?