The Answer to Burnout

By Dr. Addison Killeen

January 18, 2022

Is it time to hire an associate? 

Since the pandemic, we’ve all been struggling with overwhelming headwinds: staffing issues,  government rules changing daily, supply shortages, etc. We’ve all felt the pressures to work harder for this time and fortify our businesses and bank accounts.

One of the most common themes of the past two years has been that dentists have been working harder and are rapidly approaching the burnout stage. As it does the question starts to arise, “Is it time to hire an associate?”

If you’ve thought about this question, you’re probably asking a few others as well.

For example:

  1. Is now the right time to hire an associate?
  2. Do I have enough patient volume to sustain an associate?
  3. How do I look for the right fit for my practice?
  4. What will it cost me to hire them, and over time what is the financial impact for me?

Let’s start with the bad news: It’s not easy. The wrong associate could cost you around $250,000 in lost revenues.

The good news? It can be very profitable and free up valuable time–if done correctly. 

To help you answer all these questions, we are excited to announce the latest in the Dental Success Manual Series: The Associate Dentist Manual by myself (Dr. Addison Killeen), Dr. Summer Kassmel, and Dr. Jason Tanoory. This 250 page manual is packed full of the strategies and tactics to help you hire and onboard an associate successfully.



Included in the book are links to documents, systems, and lessons learned from docs in the trenches to help you through the process:

Example Job Ads

  1. Pre-employment Tests
  2. Onboarding Checklists
  3. Contracts for Different Hiring and Partnership Situations
  4. Clinical Auditing Processes
  5. And Much More…

If you’ve been thinking about hiring an associate, this book is for you.


In Summary 

Specifically, we want you to avoid the mistakes that can cost you so much time, energy, and money. This manual is designed to help you take the next step from burnt out owner dentist to CEO.

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