Dentist Satisfaction with Dental Associates

Dentists' satisfaction with dental associatesMany dentists have been left unsatisfied by their dental associates, this survey found. Of the dentists who have had associate dentists (71% of respondents), 31% have been mostly satisfied, 46% have been partly satisfied, and 23% have been left unsatisfied.

“The associate in my practice expected a six figure income without having to WORK for it!” complained one dentist.

Here are some additional comments from dentists:

  • “Associates never or rarely cover their expenses.” (General dentist)
  • “I hired the wife of a friend. Big mistake! She thought practicing dentistry was like going to a country club.  We start at 8 am and go to 5 pm. She would get to the office by 10 am and sometimes 10:30 am, see one patient, go out for a long lunch and shopping, maybe come back and see a 2 pm patient, and leave us with no help when we needed it.” (Illinois dentist)
  • Dental graduates have the impression that they should demand a salary that is well beyond their ability to produce it.” (Florida dentist)
  • “Associateships should be exclusively for dentists who are ready to leave a practice, not for dentists who are mid-career.” (North Carolina dentist)
  • “Don’t add an associate unless you are already too busy to handle all of the appointments that are scheduled and your schedule is currently overbooked.” (General dentist)
  • “Neither of my two past associates provided restorative dental treatment up to my standards.” (Connecticut prosthodontist)

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