True Dental Success Institute

174: Effective Associate “Onboarding”

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AssociateWhat is your current method for training an incoming associate doctor?

For most practices, training a doctor that’s new to the practice involves nothing more than throwing them in to a full schedule and seeing if they sink or swim.

In this episode of the Dentalpreneur Podcast, Kiera Dent (DSI’s chief in-office implementer and Regional Manager for Flagship Dental Group) and I discuss our process for on-boarding a new dental associate.

Specifically, we discuss:

  • How a structured, high level process allows new grads to quickly develop their practice management and clinical armamentarium
  • The importance of calibrating a new doctor with the owner’s preferences and expectations early on in the relationship
  • How to overcome the challenges of hiring a seasoned doctor that is resistant to change
  • How to align practice philosophies in order to avoid future bottlenecks and conflict in your dental practice


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