100 episodes

Friendship, collaboration and education for the dental profession. Dentistry can be a lonely profession without good friends. The Dental Amigos hope to serve as a resource for dentists and those who like, love or spend time with dentists, and to bring the dental world together for the RIGHT reasons–fun, friendship and (practical) learning inside and outside of the operatory.

The Dental Amigos The Dental Amigos

    • Business
    • 4.4 • 25 Ratings

Friendship, collaboration and education for the dental profession. Dentistry can be a lonely profession without good friends. The Dental Amigos hope to serve as a resource for dentists and those who like, love or spend time with dentists, and to bring the dental world together for the RIGHT reasons–fun, friendship and (practical) learning inside and outside of the operatory.

    Episode 99 - Dental Associate Agreements from an Employer’s Perspective: How to find an Associate

    Episode 99 - Dental Associate Agreements from an Employer’s Perspective: How to find an Associate

    Looking to hire an associate? Check out the Dental Amigos latest episode where they discuss how practice owners can find the best associate to fit the needs of their practice. Paul has been a dental practice owner for many years, so you won’t want to miss the great strategies he shares, including the importance of spending money to make money, as well as a few additional ‘free’ ideas. The Amigos also emphasize the importance of being creative, being authentic and searching for quality candidates when bringing on an associate for your practice.

    Listeners who want to reach out to Paul can do so at Paul@DentalNachos.com and those who want to reach Rob can do so at Rob@RMontgomery-Law.com.

    • 23 min
    Episode 98 - Dental Associate Agreements from an Employer’s Perspective: Compensation

    Episode 98 - Dental Associate Agreements from an Employer’s Perspective: Compensation

    The Dental Amigos are back with a fifth episode of their Dental Associate Agreements from an Employer’s Perspective season, where they discuss the all-important topic in any employment relationship- compensation. Rob and Paul focus on helping practice owners realize that they should create an agreement that is clear and understood by both the employer and their new associate so that everyone is “on the same page”. The Amigos emphasize that practice owners were once young associates too and although it is important to make money in the short term, taking the time to build relationships and a strong team will ultimately make for a better work environment, which will then lead to more money and success in the long term. The Amigos conclude that in the end, if an associate seems to meet a practice owner’s expectations, the associate will most likely be a good fit for the practice.

    Listeners who want to reach out to Paul can do so at Paul@DentalNachos.com and those who want to reach Rob can do so at Rob@RMontgomery-Law.com.

    • 29 min
    Episode 97 - Dental Associate Agreements from an Employer’s Perspective: Independent Contractor

    Episode 97 - Dental Associate Agreements from an Employer’s Perspective: Independent Contractor

    In this fourth episode of The Dental Amigos, Rob and Paul discuss the importance of classifying an associate correctly, whether as an independent contractor (“1099”) or an employee (“W-2”). Rob explains it is not up to a practice owner to simply decide whether an associate will be considered an independent contractor or not. Instead, there are state and federals laws and regulations, that determine such classification. As a practice owner, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the day to day of practice ownership and not think about the consequences that may arise from improper classification. Rob and Paul focus this episode on making practice owners aware of what could go wrong if they don’t take the proper steps when it comes correctly to classifying and treating an associate as either an independent contractor or employee.

    Listeners who want to reach Paul can do so at Paul@DentalNachos.com and those who want to reach Rob can do so at Rob@RMontgomery-law.com.

    • 28 min
    Episode 96 - Dental Associate Agreements from an Employer’s Perspective: Who to Hire

    Episode 96 - Dental Associate Agreements from an Employer’s Perspective: Who to Hire

    In this third episode of the Dental Associate Agreements from an Employer’s Perspective season, Rob and Paul discuss the skills and experience that practice owners should look for when hiring an associate. Paul, who has hired ten associates since he became a practice owner, leads the discussion on how an employer will know if an associate is a good fit. Finally, the Amigos chat about the importance of making sure that the practice owner’s goals and expectations align with those of the associate.

    Listeners who want to reach Paul can do so at Paul@DentalNachos.com and those who want to reach Rob can do so at Rob@RMontgomery-Law.com.

    • 25 min
    Episode 95 - Dental Associate Agreements from an Employer’s Perspective: Term & Termination

    Episode 95 - Dental Associate Agreements from an Employer’s Perspective: Term & Termination

    In this second episode of the Dental Associate Agreements from an employer’s perspective season, the Amigos dive into one of the most controversial topics in associate agreements as of late- term and termination. In the recent years, the playing field has changed dramatically, and the Amigos talk about the impact these changes have had on practice owners. Rob and Paul explain the fine line between protecting yourself as an employer and “winning” when it comes to contract negotiation. The Amigos talk about the potential consequences of “winning” a negotiation and what that could mean for your practice. In addition, Rob and Paul explain the differences between termination “for cause” and; “without cause” as well as the nuances of giving notice of termination. Lastly, you won’t want to miss the Amigos help practice owners understand the importance of engaging, participating, and personalizing each agreement; because in the end, you will be working with this associate on a day-to-day basis.

    Listeners who want to reach Paul can do so at Paul@DentalNachos.com and those who want to reach Rob can do so at Rob@RMontgomery-Law.com.

    • 33 min
    Episode 94 - Dental Associate Agreements from an Employer’s Perspective: When to Hire an Associate

    Episode 94 - Dental Associate Agreements from an Employer’s Perspective: When to Hire an Associate

    The Dental Amigos are back for a second season in their new format and are flipping the script by exploring Dental Associate Agreements from an employer’s perspective. In this first episode of the new season, the Amigos discuss when an employer should hire an associate and, more importantly, why they should hire an associate. Rob and Paul chat about how employers can either hire proactively or reactively and what to be aware of in each instance. The Amigos raise a variety of questions to think about:

    - Are you looking ahead and ready to become a mentor?
    - What work will you need to do to bring on an associate?
    - What are some of the costs that you’ll incur when bringing on an associate?
    - Did your associate of several years just quit and you need a replacement as soon as possible?

    As an employer, you should ask yourself these questions and think, why am I hiring an associate? Do I want this, or do I need this?

    Listeners who want to reach Paul can do so at Paul@DentalNachos.com and those who want to reach Rob can do so at Rob@RMontgomery-Law.com.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Amanda_Michelle_ ,

Great Podcast!

I highly recommend the The Dental Amigos! Great informative content, you really learn something from each podcast episode!

Marisa J2 ,

Amazing resource for dentists!

This show is an awesome resource for dentists. These guys really bring you real life experiences with expert guest that provide you with the best insight. This show is a must listen!!

Marino Dan ,

These guys are great!

Highly recommend The Dental Amigos! Where ever you are in your dental career Paul and Rob have the experience to navigate you to making the best possible decision. Thanks Guys!

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