Understanding and Evaluating Associateship Opportunities

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


  1. What role will the associate have in supervising, hiring, reviewing dental assistants? Will the associate have the chair-side help needed from assistants and the front-office support needed for collections and scheduling?
  2. Is the associate responsible to pay for any staff or for any supplies? If so, the compensation package must account for these increased costs to the associate.
  3. What practical leadership experience does the associate candidate possess?
  4. Is a detailed Office/Procedural Manual in place which outlines policies?