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Associates and their working environment: a comparison of corporate and non-corporate associates

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  • Provides results of a study exploring the working environment of associates.

  • Demonstrates differences between associates working in corporate and non-corporate environments.

  • Discusses possible implications of these differences for the profession.

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Figure 1: Morale in corporate and non-corporate associates.
Figure 2: Satisfaction in corporate and non-corporate.
Figure 3: The percentage of dental associates who agreed or disagreed with statements relating to autonomy.


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I would like to thank the BDA Trust Fund and the Shirley Glasstone Hughes Trust Fund for funding this project.

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O'Selmo, E., Collin, V. & Whitehead, P. Associates and their working environment: a comparison of corporate and non-corporate associates. Br Dent J 225, 425–430 (2018).

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