Director of Operations at BestCare Family Dental.

Archive for September, 2013

Three Options for Starting a Dental Career

Steven Eidman, D.D.S., has extensive experience in the dental practice industry. Currently the Director of Operations and Management at BestCare Family Dental, Dr. Steven Eidman consults with practicing dentists on a variety of issues, from space planning and design to management techniques and marketing plans. As with many professions, choosing what form a dental career should take upon graduation can be a tough decision.

The first option upon graduation is to seek an associateship. This decision allows a new dentist to receive hands-on experience and earn an income without the pressure of immediately purchasing and building an independent practice. According to the American Dental Association, nearly two-thirds of recent graduates choose this option.

For those dentists who are not yet ready to own a practice, but do want to build up their own base of clients, independent contracting is a good option. This is an option when an existing dental practice as excess space or patients.

Of course, there is always the third option of buying a pre-existing practice or building one’s own practice. This option requires significant capital and a commitment to managing the business of a dental practice, but it can be a very rewarding option.