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Lifestyle and Compensation Guide

Lifestyle and Compensation Guide


In this guide, you’ll learn more about your dental career options, lifestyle factors, and compensation to find the perfect practice fit. Included is The Dentist Compensation Worksheet created by dentists for dentists.

What will YOUR successful dental career look like?

  • Lifestyle - For dentists today, it may seem like there are only two career paths:
    -   Grind it out daily until it’s time for someone else to retire and finally let you step up.
    -   Partner with Corporate Dental and wave goodbye to your individuality and autonomy.
  • Compensation - There’s more to life and dentistry than money, but serving your community, growing your skills, and making a difference is only possible when partnered with financial success.
  • How DSOs Support Dentists


Dr. Craig Copeland
  • Dr. Craig Copeland
  • Chief Dental Officer
  • Community Dental Partners

A graduate of Brigham Young University’s Business Finance department and the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry, Dr. Craig Copeland, DMD first joined Community Dental Partners in 2010 after Co-Founder, Dr. Chad Evans invited him to an interview.

He instantly fell in love with CDP’s mission to elevate dentistry, make excellent dental care accessible, and provide unique and unforgettable experiences for underserved communities. The organization’s culture aligned with his beliefs, and he knew that CDP would offer him the ideal environment to grow.

Today, Dr. Copeland is the Chief Dental Officer of CDP and focuses on helping CDP’s doctors exceed in their careers through mentorship, training, and strengthening CDP’s support systems.

Dr. Copeland lives in Texas with his family, his wife and four children. He’s an avid sports fan; supporting his children in activities such as basketball, gymnastics, and soccer keeps him busy. He also likes to travel to new places with his family whenever possible.

CDP Care to Share Referral Program: Refer a doctor and receive up to a $5,000 referral bonus!