Bringing on a New Oral Surgeon* - On Demand Access

Participants of this 90-minute webinar will examine critical terms and conditions related to recruiting and negotiating the contract for a new associate surgeon for an OMS practice. Learn the significance of various terms and how to negotiate trade-offs. Discussion will take place on how to best structure the financial relationship in a fair manner while also protecting the practice and its owner(s).

*Indicates that this activity is approved by AAOMS for continuing dental education credit ONLY.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand key components of recruiting, negotiating the contract and hiring the candidate, as well as the long-term partnership relationship. 
  2. Explain employment models and list communicated expectations that facilitate a successful relationship, how to manage the expectations and transitions to partnership.  
  3. Explain the variety of compensation and bonus arrangements and how they vary due to differing financial assumptions and goals and learn to effectively implement them.

An Internet-based CDE Activity
Original Release Date: March 16, 2022
Expiration Date: March 16, 2025
Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 1.5 hours
Method of participation: Self-Study

Joseph W. Gallagher, JD, LLM

Attorney and Consultant

The Health Care Group

Joseph W. Gallagher, JD, LLM is a shareholder, attorney and consultant with The Health Care Group, Health Care Law Associates, P.C. and Health Care Consulting, Inc. He has represented dental and medical professionals and their practice organizations for over twenty-five years on a wide variety of legal and business matters. With specialty representation of oral and maxillofacial surgery practices, Joe has extensive experience with co-ownership arrangements, practice sales, federal health law and compliance issues, practice valuations, and in structuring contractual arrangements (such as buy-in and pay-out, practice dispositions, employment agreements, mergers and joint ventures). His areas of expertise include health law and compliance, contracts, taxes and employee benefits. He designs and implements group compensation plans, deferred compensation arrangements and tax-favored retirement plans. Joe has lectured and written for numerous groups, societies and publications. He is a contributing author on numerous AAOMS-sponsored publications and has been the publisher and editor of On Managing (a monthly newsletter for medical/dental office managers).

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships were disclosed.

Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credit(s).

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
Provider ID# 214680


Faculty and Planner Disclosure
3 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/3 points to pass
Bringing on a New Oral Surgeon
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
11 Questions
1.50 CDE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CDE credits  |  Certificate available