Interested in purchasing or starting a practice one day? Then this is an indispensable discussion. Get Nauv’s perspective around what to look for in a job and the pros and cons of moving from being an associate to an owner.

Dr Nauvneel Kashyap is a multiple practice owner, practice ownership consultant, dentist and professional poker player. Nauv has hired 30-40 new graduates in his time and has many insights into the struggles and successes of the early years of a dental career.

So much was covered we needed two episodes. Part 2 continues to give huge insights and advice for graduates and students.

Part 2 covers:

  • How Graduates are mentored in Nauv’s practices. 
  • What to look for in your first job. The pro’s and con’s of corporates for a graduate.
  • How Graduates are mentored within Nauv’s practices
  • Nauv’s view on Dental Corporates and the future of the dental employment landscape. He makes a predication for the ADC oversees trained dentist pathway that was recently closed.
  • Is practice ownership for everyone?
  • The downside of practice ownership
  • Current challenges for dental start ups
  • What you would expect to spend on a start up vs a purchasing a practice
  • What to look for when purchasing a practice
  • Reaching out to other dentists.
  • How to keep sane in this profession


David is a recent graduate dentist working in private practice in regional NSW, Australia. Read more at

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