With graduation approaching for the D4s of the world, we thought it would be timely to share our list of 8 non-negotiable terms you should look for in your first or next employment agreement. You spent time and money on your dental education. After graduation we’re sure you are ready to start making money versus spending money, but have you thought through finding the *right* position?

The next step will be a vitally important start to your career in dentistry. There are plenty of dentist jobs available! The wrong dental career move can set you back professionally, personally and financially years or as much as a decade. On the other hand, the right dental career move would ideally land you in a position to take advantage of the many opportunities available to dentists in our industry and launch your career in the right direction!

It is important you equip yourself with the knowledge to help you make the right decision. Following is our list of 8 non-negotiable terms you should look for in your first (or next) job. This list was put together by dentists for dentists. You should be able to get answers to all these things prior to signing any employment agreement. If you cannot get answers to your questions we’d recommend carefully considering your next move.

8 Non-Negotiable Terms to Look for in Your First (or Next!) Employment Agreement

  1. Reasonable time commitment
  2. Compensation based on production
  3. Compensation transparency
  4. Fair patient distribution
  5. Clinical independence
  6. Support & camaraderie with other doctors
  7. Growth & ownership opportunities
  8. No bureaucracy. No drama.