Don't hire or become an associate before reading this book! Touches all the bases of associateships, including locating opportunities and candidates; and how to make an associateship a win-win proposition; and options for financial arrangements.
Table of Contents
1. Associateships in General
- Reasons for Becoming an Associate
- Reasons for Adding an Associate
- Types of Associate Arrangements
2. Adding an Associate
- Dentist Owner’s Guide for Adding an Associate
- Critical Consideration
- Making the Decision
3. Becoming an Associate
- Guide for Evaluating an Associateship
- Is Associating for You?
- What Type of Associate Arrangement is Best for You?
4. Locating Candidates and Associateship Opportunities
- Sample Advertisements
- Getting Started
5. Candidate or Associateship Evaluation
- Initial Screening
- Comprehensive Evaluation
- Issues for Prospective Associates
- Issue for Dentist Owners
- Making Your Decision
6. Financial Arrangements
- Who Pays Whom?
- Alternative Compensation Methods
- Determining a Fair Level of Compensation
- Break-Even Analysis for an Associate’s Production
7. Contractual Considerations
- Independent Contractor Versus Employee
- Contract Examples and Sample Provisions
- Sample Agreements
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