If you plan to keep your dental license valid post-retirement and would like to pursue occasional short-term work opportunities, register as a seeker interested in Locum Tenens at the AAO Career Center. You will have access to listings on the site including Locum Tenens opportunities. Providers listing these opportunities will also be able to contact you.

A key step as you approach your retirement date is to inform your professional liability carrier when you will be leaving practice. If you do plan to pursue Locum Tenens opportunities or occasionally cover practices for friends or colleagues when they are away, be sure to note these plans and discuss with your carrier what coverage will be needed.

If you have any questions about using the AAO Career Center, you may email clientserv@yourmembership.com or call 860-437-5700 (Monday through Friday 7:30am – 7pm EST). You may also visit the support center here: https://ymcareers.zendesk.com/hc/en-us.