One of the benefits of working in dentistry is that dentists have the opportunity to work in many settings, including clinics, offices, and hospitals. This may mean working for an organization as an employee, or as an independent contractor (IC). When considering working as, or with, an IC, it is important to be aware of the associated risks and benefits of an IC versus as an employee. Knowing the differences between an employee and an IC, some basic contract terminology, and tax considerations will help keep risks to a minimum.
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