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What was your worst experience as an associate?

Sept. 10, 2018
What were some of your worst experiences as an associate dentist? Share it on the PPM Facebook page, and Dr. Chris Salierno will share some of the stories, anonymously, in an upcoming article.
Chris Salierno, DDS, Chief Editor, Dental Economics

This article originally appeared in the Principles of Practice Management e-newsletter. Subscribe to this informative twice monthly practice management ENL here.

Some of us have fond memories working for other dentists. Our associate years were filled with knowledgeable mentors and professional growth. Some others of us had a rather mixed experience. We learned more about what not to do rather than what to do.

Do you have an unpleasant memory you’d like to get off your chest? Do you perhaps want to share a few words of caution with new dentists?

I’m collecting bad associateship stories and I’ll print (with names removed) the horrid details in our next issue of Principles of Practice Management. So please join us over at The Principles of Practice Management Private Facebook Page and let us hear about it. Or just bring a bag of popcorn to watch the fireworks. If you’d like to share a story but prefer to remain completely anonymous, feel free to email me privately at [email protected] and I will keep everything strictly confidential.



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About the Author

Chris Salierno, DDS | Chief Editor, Dental Economics

Chris Salierno, DDS, is the chief editor of Dental Economics and the editorial director of the Principles of Practice Management and Group Practice and DSO Digest e-newsletters. He is also a contributing author for DentistryIQ and Perio-Implant Advisory. He lectures and writes about practice management and clinical dentistry. He maintains a blog to answer patient questions at ToothQuest. Dr. Salierno maintains a private general practice in Melville, New York. You may contact him at [email protected].

Updated Dec. 4, 2020