As a new dentist to the Los Angeles area (I am not a recent graduate and have many years of experience but just recently moved to Los Angeles) I have questions about dental practice production, collections, how they calculate their revenue and how they calculate the salary of their associates. I just recently started working at a practice and was given a calculation sheet for my production payment that seems wrong on many levels. I wish to share it here and have feedback from those more experience with this than I am. Here it is: Patients seen: 67 New patients: 6 Productions: $36,691.00 Adjustments to Production: -$17,387.00 Net Productions: $19,304.00 Amount due to PPO write-offs: $16,214.00 Collections: $13,917.10 Cash: $370.00 Check: $4,125.30 Credit Card: $9,421.80 Net Collections: $13,917.10 Insurance Plan Collections: $0.00 Regular Collections: $13,917.00 Average Production Per Patient: $288.11 Per Hour: $254.00 Month End Collection June 2015 Gross Collections: $13,917.10 Less 9 Days x $1,500.00: $13,500.00 Net Collection: $417.10 Net Collection x 25%: $104.28 Now, first there has been a mistake on this sheet. They state above that I have already been paid 9 Days x $1,500.00 when I have only been paid 9 Days x $500.00, which is my daily base rate. I wish to understand how they can possibly go from a production of $36,691.00 to a Net Production of only $19,304.00. What could possibly lead to Adjustments in Production totaling -$17,387.00 ? This is a reduction of almost 50%. Can anyone help me understand this ? Am I being robbed here of my rightful salary ? Thank you in advance.