Should I just hire an associate?

If you wish to continue practicing at a pace close to what you practice now, and you have enough business in your practice to support both you and another dentist adequately, then an associate arrangement may be something you should consider. ALL associate arrangements MUST include written plans for a future buy-in and/or buyout of the dental practice, and those details should be clearly spelled out in a contract from the very beginning of the associate arrangement. Failure to do so can destroy future sales and relationships between the dentist parties. ADS PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES can assist you in these considerations.