Maybe you’ve found a practice that looks great on paper: the location, the salary, the number of operatories.
How do you know it’s the practice where you can become the dentist you’ve always dreamed of being?
I hear of too many cases where dentists jump at the first associateship they’re offered, simply because the salary sounded right — then six, nine, or twelve months later they realize it’s just not a great fit. Maybe they’re working too many hours, or they’re doing nothing but prophys when they thought they would be learning implants.
So how can you avoid this fate?
When you’re evaluating a practice, slow down and take the time to determine if it’s the right one for you. After all, you worked hard to get through undergrad and dental school. It’s worth a little extra effort now to make sure you’re choosing the right practice for your next step.