For Associates: What are the Pros + Cons of working for a DSO?

I didn’t know if I was paid what I should be paid.” When you come out of dental school, you’ve been taught how to be a dentist, but you don’t yet know how to run a successful business. Unfortunately, this puts you in a vulnerable position. DSOs can take advantage of you. 

Now, there are pros and certainly some cons of working for a DSO. But you might have few other options as you are first starting out. So if you remember nothing else, hear this: 

In your contract you should have: 1) access to production reports and 2) access to lab invoices. Because how you are being paid shouldn’t be a big mystery to you.

In this episode, Dr. Lori Kemmet shares more tips like this so you aren’t operating blindly. And if it is a dream of yours to one day own your own practice, Dr. Kemmet has plenty to share to encourage you down that path.

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Long in the Tooth is hosted by Randon Jenson & Marie Chatterley of CTC Associates. It was founded by Bob Brooks, CBI, CEPA of Practice Endeavors.