Congratulations! You’re negotiating an offer to join a new practice!
Before you sign that dental employment contract, make sure you understand what you’re signing!
While dental school taught you the art and science of patient care, you may not have learned about the ramifications of the language used in many dentist employment agreements. Fortunately, the ADA is here to help.
This ebook, “Dentist Employment Agreements: A Guide to Key Legal Provisions,” explains many of the terms and provisions common to dental employment agreements. It’s not a substitute for a lawyer, but can help you know what questions to ask. Some of the topics covered include:
- Should I be a dental employee or an independent contractor?
- Getting paid: understanding your dental salary and compensation
- Beyond salary: understanding your benefits as a dental employee
- Term & termination clauses: when and how you can be terminated from an associate dental position
- Who should pay for dental malpractice insurance?
- What is a non-compete clause or restrictive covenant?
- What does “non-solicitation of employees and patients” actually mean?
- What are dispute resolution and liquidated damages?
- Do I need a lawyer to review my dental employment contract?
Download the entire ebook, and check out these related resources to further help you understand what you’re signing:
ADA Practice Transitions ebook: What you need to know before signing that contract
What went wrong: 3 contract issues that got expensive
Read beyond the dollar amount: how to get the contract you deserve