Hiring the Right Associate

Good for you! If you are reading this post, the time has come for you to hire an Associate. Or perhaps, you are a dentist searching for your long term dental home. Either way, this is an exciting time for your career.

Finding the right fit can be a tedious task, as there are a lot of variables to consider.
1. Personality Fit
2. Long term, mutual goals for the practice
3. Distribution of financial duties
4. Agreed upon timeframe for hire or transition
5. Clearly defined responsibilities of Associate. Is the main goal to have them bring in new patients? Incorporate new procedures to the practice such as endo or implants? To lessen your workload?


Once you have a vision for how the Associate relationship will look, we need to go find them! This can also be a daunting task.

I created a Facebook page called Triangle Dental Solutions as my answer to the commonly asked question, “Do you know of anyone looking”? If you are looking for a job, you may post a description of your background and the type of practice you are looking for. If you are a dentist looking to hire an Associate, you can post a job description and your website. If your search is confidential, you can email me privately at kate.shanahan@henryschein.com, and I will post on your behalf. Be sure to include geographical parameters and your contact information.

Another great resource is Henry Schein Nationwide Dental Opportunities.

Also, Advanced Dental Associates, Inc is based out of North Carolina and has successfully been placing members of the dental community for several years.

2 thoughts on “Hiring the Right Associate

  1. Bess says:

    Kate is the best! You are more than a dental rep, you go the extra mile for all of your contacts.
    Couldn’t be happier than to be affiliated with Kate Shanahan!!

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