Associate contracts can vary hugely in their quality and content, so it's important for all parties to understand the principles involved.
Our free associate contract checking service, available to both practice owner and associate members, has proved to be a very popular addition to the existing benefits of DDU membership.
However, the new service has shown there is a huge variation in the associate contracts currently in use, many of which are in our view seriously flawed, sometimes as a result of poorly thought out modification of an otherwise reasonable model contract.
Our expert dento-legal advisers are trained to handle the vast majority of queries and members can access this advice by calling our 24-hour dento-legal helpline. However, if you need to take a contract dispute further, we've also negotiated a competitive rate with specialist dental lawyers.
See our article on Advice on associate contracts in the DDU journal.