Increasingly, dentists have been asking us, “How do I find a dental associate? Where do I find an associate? How do I pick the right candidate?” DDSmatch listened and we have the answer. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with ZipRecruiter to leverage their proven employment solutions to expand your options, along with the continued support of our team of professionals, and the thousands of dental associateship candidates on our website.
What is ZipRecruiter and How Will it Help You?
ZipRecruiter is an online job board that allows employers to post jobs to hundreds of job boards, including to ZipRecruiter’s own job board. ZipRecruiter has the #1 rated job search app on iOS & Android. Also, in 2019, ZipRecruiter was named one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company. Simply stated, ZipRecruiter is one of the smartest ways to hire. It sends employment notices to hundreds of job boards with a single submission, reaching over seven million job seekers. More than 1,000,000 companies have already used Zip Recruiter to meet their employment needs.
Among the features that sets ZipRecruiter apart are:
- Powerful Technology: With one click, ZipRecruiter send your job to hundreds of job sites across the web, identify the best candidates, and notify them to apply.
- Pre-Screen Interview Questions: Add pre-screen interview questions to save time and ensure you only see the most qualified candidates.
- Reusable Job Slots: All plans include reusable job slots, so when you’re ready to post another job, simply close the position and reuse that same slot.
- Social Network Posting: Send your job to Facebook and Twitter, then manage, screen, and rate candidates on your Candidate Dashboard.
- Mobile Friendly Interface: ZipRecruiter is designed for mobile so you can post a job, review candidates, and more while you’re on the go.
- Premium Customer Support: You can call them, email, or chat live with a real customer service professional who will be happy to help you get the most out of their platform.
How Do You Get Started Finding Your Dental Associate?
Getting started is as simple as 1-2-3.
- Contact your DDSmatch professional
- We complete your custom online profile
- We facilitate the process
If you are in a dentist in Texas or New Mexico, contact DDSmatch Southwest for a no-obligation consultation. The cost for ZipRecruiter’s services will be determined based on your specific job posting and placement needs.
Why You Should Consider a Dental Associateship for Your Practice
A dental associate can be a highly effective way to increase production in your practice. If you have reached the maximum of what you can do on your own, find you are having to set appointments for more than three to four weeks out, and are consistently adding around 30 to 40 new patients a month, your practice may be ready for an associate.
When it’s done right, adding another doctor can be a good investment in the future of your practice. You can improve patient care, increase the services you offer, and possibly begin the dental practice transition process, if the circumstances are right.
How to Know if Your Practice is Ready for a Dental Associate
Bringing on another doctor requires a lot of thought, planning, and due diligence. Bringing on an associate may increase expenses and decrease profits in ways you might not predict. If you do it too soon, you might struggle to reach the point where the associate’s production is covering their expense, which can be bad for your practice.
One rule of thumb is to look at your production numbers. If your total production is consistent at $140,000 per month (breaking down roughly to $90,000 from you, the doctor, and $50,000 from your hygienists), you are probably ready to add another doctor. Another way to look at it is by treatment room, where you want to be at a production level of about $25,000 to $30,000 per room, doctor and hygienists combined. If you are interested in adding a dental associate but aren’t quite meeting those production levels, take a look at your practice to determine what changes can be made to get you there.
Also consider your referral and case acceptance rates. A good rate for adding another doctor is around 40 to 50%. Your case acceptance rate should be at about 80%. If you are not meeting these kinds of numbers, you may have internal issues in your practice that need to be looked at before you can get those numbers up. Those issues should be resolved before you start looking to add another doctor or you can end up harming your practice.
DDSmatch Can Help You Find the Right Match for Your Practice
DDSmatch is proud to serve dentists all over the country. Our dental practice transition specialists average over 20 years of dental industry experience and have served dentists through every stage of their careers. We bring that knowledge base and depth of experience to bear for you, to help you get what you want out of your practice transition. Also, we pair our dental relationships with our searchable database to create the perfect match for dentists across the U.S.
DDSmatch has been successfully connecting the dentist’s present with their future for ten years. At DDSmatch Southwest, we focus on dental practices in Texas and New Mexico. If you are interested in adding a dental associate, or are considering transitioning your practice, contact us today for a free consultation.