Paying Off Your Student Loan Debt: Buying an Existing Practice vs. Being an Associate

Steven M. Ziegler, Vice President of Ziegler Practice Transitions, Ltd., has written a new article for the July 2015 Issue of Orthodontic Products Magazine. The article is titled The Right Path and addresses the common misconception held by orthodontic residents and recent orthodontic graduates that, in order to pay down their student loan debt as quickly as possible, being an Associate right out of school is the best path. In reality, buying an existing practice is a far better financial move than being an Associate, espcially when considering a resident’s high student loan debt, and this article addresses the specifics surrounding that issue.

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