Archive for January, 2012

Associate Dentist Needs Help…

Monday, January 16th, 2012

I am an associate dentist. I have been working with the Senior Associate for a little more than 2 years, and he is now wanting to make changes to our contract. Having no dentists in the family and few friends in the field who I would feel comfortable sharing this information with, who can I ask for advice regarding this associateship? I need a relatively unbiased opinion, and still being relatively new to the field, I don’t want to make a rash decision out of anger or emotion. If you could give me any resources to help me, regarding average percentages (of collections, production, etc) or average pay for someone in my position, or if I could consult with anyone on this site, I would greatly appreciate it. I am a regular reader of your magazine and truly appreciate all of the helpful advice you offer.


Thanks so much.





Hi Allison,


Thank you for reading the magazine. I am going to refer you to Jason Wood, Attorney. Please call him.


Law Offices of Wood & Delgado

20 Pacifica, Suite 320

Irvine, CA 92618

(800) 499-1474 toll free

(949) 553-1474


You need legal advice to protect yourself. Jason specializes in dentists. Let me know if you have any trouble connecting with him. Also, most associate dentists are paid a % of collections with a range of 28% to 35%. 33% being the most common %. Hope this helps.


Best regards,