Dental Independent Contractor

     A dental independent contractor pays his or her own taxes, not the employer. This is great for the employer and really sucks for the dental associate. For example, if you are paid $ 100,000.00 a year as an dental independent contractor, you must pay your own self employment taxes which amounts to about 15% of your income. This means that you will have to pay Uncle Sam $ 15,000.00 of your earned income when taxes are due. This means that you really only earn $ 85,000.00, not the full $ 100,000.00.

     The Atlanta Dental Group PC chooses to create an employee:employer relationship with its associate dentists. This means that the Atlanta Dental Group PC, and not the dental associate, pays the 15% taxes. Essentially, the dental associate who is paid $ 100,000.00 is really earning $ 115,000.00 and often never fully realizes that the practice is paying an additional $ 15,000.00 in place of the new dentist.

     A dental independent contractor essentially owns his or her own dental practice and offers the services of this dental practice to another dental practice. The dental indpendent contractor is responsible for all of state, federal and local taxes.

     If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to email Dr. Mark Padolsky at If you are interested in becoming a dental associate with the Atlanta Dental Group PC, let us know!! We are located at 1624 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30324.

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