Hiring an Associate

Finding and hiring an associate to work in your practice can be a difficult and time-consuming process. If you’ve never hired one before, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. Here are some reasons why working with BridgeWay can help make the process less stressful and more successful.

  • Pipeline of existing candidates

    We will have candidates to present your job opportunity to on day one. On any given day, we are working with hundreds of dentists looking for all kinds of positions. All of our associates have been screened and educated by our associate placement specialist and are serious about finding a new job. We get to know each of their backgrounds and goals so that you don’t waste your time filtering through candidates that are not a good match.

  • Constant flow of new candidates

    We do a lot of marketing to attract new candidates who are looking for dental associateships. We have relationships with dental schools and residency programs and are consistently able to present our job offerings to those students when it is time for them to begin their search. We also have more experienced candidates who are looking for a change in employment. Many of these candidates have worked in a corporate dental setting and are ready to give a private practice a try. Others are relocating or would like to work in a different environment than they currently have.

  • Knowledge of the marketplace

    In order to attract and retain a good associate, you need to know what to offer. We have the know-how to help you create the best opportunity so that you don’t have to be a revolving door for associates. We maintain a database of what different practices, corporate and private, are offering their associates and can help make sure you aren’t losing out to other practices because your terms are out of line with what is expected.

  • Provide draft agreements

    We can draft the provider agreements to be used when hiring an associate. Our agreements are thorough and comprehensive. We can help both parties navigate any issues and help them reach an agreement that both are comfortable with.

  • Specialize in private practice

    Although we have relationships with the corporate dental groups, we are not focused on helping them hire associates. They already have teams in place to do that for them, and we choose to spend our time helping dentists in private practice. We understand the model of private practices and can educate associates on the benefits of going in that direction versus working for a DSO.

  • Understand the life cycle of a practice

    Since we also do practice transitions, our clients range from dental students to older dentists ready to retire. We strive to understand your long-term plan to make sure you aren’t making decisions today that will prevent you from reaching those goals down the road. We strive to be your resource for all stages of your career.

Fill out the form below to contact us about finding an associate. We look forward to talking to you!



I appreciate the more in-depth questionnaire BridgeWay utilizes in their matching services. When I interviewed at the practice that I eventually accepted my associate position with, they mentioned that my answer to the ‘Practice Philosophy’ section of the questionnaire was what drew their attention to my application. I had been interviewing for various positions for over a year and had turned down several job offers due to a lack of fit in this exact criterion: shared philosophy of caring for patients. I am not sure I would have found the practice I am so happy to be at now without this particular connection BridgeWay takes into account in their process.

Dr. Mike Franke
Columbus, Ohio

Christina and BridgeWay Transitions did a fantastic job helping me, as an associate dentist, find a new practice to work at.  She was continually following up to see how the interview process was going, and made sure I was happy with my transition after my first week.  I would recommend them to any associate trying to find a new opportunity without any hesitation.

Dr. Tyler Overmyer
Columbus, Ohio

I am grateful for the network of available associate dentists that BridgeWay had ready for us. Within a few days we were introduced to one of their candidates and within weeks the dentist was hired and started. I couldn’t have imagined an easier experience.

Moorehead Family Dentistry
Columbus, Ohio