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Rob & Paul

In the third episode of The Dental Amigos’ fifth season, “Assembling a Group Practice,” Rob and Paul discuss the logistics of offering an associate equity in a DSO.

The Amigos begin by explaining the reasons why DSOs frequently offer associates equity, such as to increase associate retention and to garner associate loyalty.

Then, they discuss considerations that associates should weigh prior to accepting an equity deal. Which type of equity is being offered? Is the compensation worth the restrictive covenant that accompanies it (which is likely more restrictive than the covenant in a non-equity deal)? In this episode, Rob and Paul offer important advice for practice owners to consider for their associate agreements and for associates to keep in mind prior to signing associate agreements.

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