The National Dental Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett
If you’ve ever heard the expression, “Measure twice, cut once,” you understand that it’s always best to do your homework before taking action. At our National Dental Law Group, we’ve done all the measuring; we’ve seen hundreds of successful transactions and can help dentists navigate the common legal pitfalls.
Our Approach to Dental Law
Over twenty years ago, a member of the Academy of Dental CPAs introduced practice co-chair and firm CEO, William S. Barrett, to the dental profession. He quickly noticed that the dental community often lacked legal representation by professionals with specialized knowledge of the unique legal issues that arise in dental practice transactions; and critical deal terms were frequently overlooked. Dentists were entering into agreements without a clear understanding of the ramifications of these contracts and how the agreements were affecting their careers, team members and patients.
The National Dental Law Group is where dentists and dental specialists receive the highest quality legal services and have full confidence that they are working with attorneys who understand every aspect of a dental practice transaction, whether the client is an associate buying into a practice for the first time or a sophisticated dental-entrepreneur creating a structure for the ownership and management of multiple practices. To date, we have successfully closed hundreds of dental and dental specialist transactions nationwide.
We also utilize our full-service platform to provide dentists and dental specialists with services at every stage of their career and life.
Legal Services for Dentists in all Specialties
The National Dental Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett has handled hundreds of transactions for dentists across the country at all stages of their career. We work closely with dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, periodontists, endodontists, and pediatric dentists as well as with dental consultants and management companies. For more than two decades we have leveraged deep industry connections and specialized knowledge to provide unparalleled service to our clients.
The experienced dental attorneys at Mandelbaum Barrett’s National Dental Law Group provide comprehensive legal services to dental start-up practices throughout the country, helping to guide practice owners through all phases of starting a dental practice. Our clients have access to a wide range of legal services that will help establish the foundation for a successful start-up. These services include:
Developing a Business Plan – Creating a business plan is a crucial first step. This is the detailed framework for opening a dental practice and a road map which contains important milestones and deadlines that will help you meet the objectives you have set for the practice you envision.
Obtaining Financing – A lender is more likely to approve a start-up loan if a dental practice owner demonstrates good credit and presents a well-structured business plan. Our dental law attorneys also work closely with a network of specialized advisors including lenders, accounting firms, brokers, and other vendors that primarily serve the dental practice community and understand the industry’s particular legal and business needs. This means that your dental practice will be in the best hands no matter what your goals are.
Choosing and Forming a Business Entity – Our dental law attorneys routinely advise clients on choosing the best form of legal business entity for their dental practices. Although dental practices are normally organized either as professional service corporations or professional limited liability companies, attorneys will help you consider important tax implications and your personal exposure to the business’ debts and liabilities in selecting the right entity. After analyzing all relevant factors, we can form and prepare the organizational documents for any type of entity.
Buying or Leasing Real Estate – Whether you are buying or leasing real estate for your new dental practice, our full-service legal team will guide you through these sophisticated business transactions and ensure your interests as a buyer/borrower or tenant are protected and the terms of the agreements are negotiated favorably.
Employment Matters – Hiring employees is yet another crucial step in launching your dental practice. Our team of labor and employment lawyers help dental practice owners navigate the process of negotiating written employment agreements and preparing a personnel manual. Both documents are important for distinct reasons. While the employment agreement will contain restrictive covenants such as non-solicitation, non-competition, and confidentiality provisions, the personnel manual will set forth the policies of the practice, its operational procedures, and an explanation of employee benefits.
Buying, selling, or merging a dental practice is an exciting venture, but it requires working with experienced counsel that has both industry-specific legal knowledge and the business acumen to assist you in achieving your objectives regardless of which side of the transaction you are on. The National Dental Law Group provides guidance to buyers and sellers anywhere in the country and in connection with every phase of the dental practice transaction. Whether you are considering selling your practice or buying a new practice, we will assist you in navigating the due diligence process; preparing the necessary legal agreements; and negotiating the transaction terms with the aim of protecting your interests and advocating for your needs.
Some of the agreements that are commonplace in dental mergers and acquisitions are a letter of intent which outlines the basic deal terms; a purchase agreement that will contain the sales terms, representations and warranties, and duties and obligations of the parties; a non-compete agreement designed to prevent the seller from competing with the practice and soliciting its patients and employees within a defined geographic area, and for a set time period; and employment agreements if the seller or his/her associates will be joining the buyer’s practice as employees after the transaction closing. Importantly, due to the full-service nature of our law firm, we are also able to meet our client’s needs as it pertains to a large spectrum of legal issues that may come into play in the transaction including, but not limited to, negotiating a real estate purchase agreement or lease assignment, conducting environmental diligence of the property where the dental practice is located, or analyzing the tax implications of the transaction.
Working with the attorneys at Mandelbaum Barrett on your next dental transaction will instill confidence because we will be by your side at every step of the process, and our objective is to ensure that the transaction evolves seamlessly and closes promptly.
As members of the Mandelbaum Barrett National Dental Law Group, we pride ourselves on our ability to assist dental professionals from the “start-up” phase all the way through the implementation of an eventual exit strategy. This comprehensive, 360-degree approach has allowed us to develop longstanding relationships with dental professionals throughout the country, familiarizing us with the regulatory and operational obstacles faced by dentists throughout the lifespan of a practice.
At Mandelbaum Barrett, our mission is to ensure that your dental practice is formulated, organized, and structured in an advantageous and compliant manner, regardless of your state of operation. When you are ready to initiate the opening of your own practice, we will help you create and organize your business entity in a manner that best suits your long-term ambitions. Once your practice is established, we will help to ensure that you are operating in compliance with applicable laws, codes, and regulations. For those dental professionals seeking to flex their entrepreneurial muscle, we will be stick by your side throughout the execution of any practice expansion plans, including associate buy-ins, new practice purchases, creation of a Dental Support Organization (“DSO”), and more. We understand that every practice and every dentist is unique, which is why we utilize our extensive experience in dental law to provide you with the client experience you need to build a successful practice.
The dental practice landscape is being transformed by corporate-owned practices and corporate consolidation. If you are considering selling your dental practice to a DSO, you will need an attorney who is experienced not only in the dental space, but also in closing transactions involving DSOs. The National Dental Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett has represented hundreds of clients throughout the country who have sold their practices to DSOs and we are highly skilled at negotiating the more complex terms of DSO transactions including holdbacks, rights to roll-over equity, and earnouts. Having served as outside counsel to numerous DSOs across the nation and helped with their formation, we are also intimately familiar with the statutes and regulations that govern the formation and operation of DSOs. Further, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the manner in which DSOs value dental practices and the factors that contribute to higher multiples and enterprise values.
The attorneys at Mandelbaum Barrett understand the pros and cons you may be weighing in connection with selling your practice to a DSO (relinquishing control, staff response, retaining quality of care) – we know it is not for everyone. However, while some dentists will benefit from a private sale, merger, or associate buy-in, selling to a DSO may be a better option for doctors looking to focus on clinical dentistry, expand their practice, transfer the management and administrative burdens of owning a practice to the DSO, and benefit from future consolidation or a liquidity event, while still protecting their legacy. Our experienced dental attorneys will provide you with informed representation as you undergo the process of selling your practice to a DSO. Our primary goal is to understand and meet your objectives so that you can better position yourself for the future and have a satisfying and rewarding experience.
Whether you are a seasoned dentist considering retirement or a young dentist looking to join an established practice as a co-owner, such buy-in transitions require careful consideration. Our legal team of experienced dental attorneys will assist you in every aspect of the transaction from determining how the deal should be structured to negotiating the transaction terms.
Associate buy-ins are special because they require the parties to consider legal issues beyond selling a piece of equity in the business. By way of example, the parties may need to negotiate employment agreements that reflect the new ownership structure or define an appropriate restrictive covenant if a former owner is stepping out of the business entirely. Similarly, the associate buying in may want to consider negotiating a right of first refusal or right of first offer in connection with the real estate where the practice is located. Negotiating a new or updated partnership agreement will also be necessary to define the rights and responsibilities of the practice owners. Furthermore, the partnership agreement may be structured so the associate eventually has the right to purchase the remaining equity in the practice, which will allow a doctor wishing to retire the freedom to exit the practice entirely.
Clearly, there are many factors that need to be considered in an associate buy-in transaction. Our dental law attorneys have the experience necessary to guide you through the associate buy-in process and will work to ensure a successful transaction.
If you are hiring a new associate, ready to start a new position, or negotiating an updated employment agreement, our dental law attorneys will assist you with drafting the agreement, revising the agreement to protect your best interests, and understanding all the terms of a dental employment contract. We also review employment contracts to identify areas of ambiguity or potential conflict that may lead to future litigation. A dental employment contract should contain terms that address duration of employment, compensation, benefits, reasons and manner of termination, and restrictive covenants such as agreements not to compete, solicit, disparage, or breach confidentiality.
Partnership agreements are another important type of contract that you should have an experienced dental attorney draft or review. These agreements allow partners to clearly define their rights and responsibilities, which will go a long way in setting and managing partner expectations during the early stages of starting a business and in avoiding future disputes. Some of the key terms that should be addressed in a partnership agreement include ownership and voting rights; management responsibilities; distributions; restrictions on transfer/sale; restrictive covenants; limitations on liability; indemnification; meetings of the partners, and dissolution (among others).
Before signing an employment or partnership agreement, allow one of our experienced dental attorneys to review the agreement and help you understand your rights and obligations or negotiate more favorable terms on your behalf.
Mandelbaum Barrett offers a wealth of experience in the area of dental real estate. Our long-standing relationships with dentists from all over the country have contributed to our firm’s comprehensive understanding of the common obstacles faced by dental professionals when entering into real estate transactions. In complement to the law firm’s national reach, Mandelbaum Barrett is a member of the global Primerus legal network, allowing us access to the most reputable legal counsel throughout the country for real estate matters requiring specific local insights. As a result, Mandelbaum Barrett will remain by your side throughout your transaction, regardless of location.
Whether you are looking to purchase property, sell property or enter into or assign a lease, the real estate upon which your practice operates is a pivotal component of practice success. Our- experienced team identifies and addresses industry-specific issues for you that often go unnoticed by counsel unfamiliar with the requirements of dental profession. Our goal is to advocate with you and for you in a manner that best positions you and your practice for long-term success at your chosen location. Surround yourself with the right legal team to ensure your real estate works to your advantage.
Our experienced dental attorneys will also collaborate with you to develop and implement an estate plan and sound business exit strategy. Whether your goal is to prepare for retirement or make another change in your career, a successful estate plan and exit strategy will ensure you are ready to start the next phase of your life effortlessly, while honoring your legacy and protecting yourself, your assets, and your family. The specifics of what you will need to include in your estate plan and/or exit strategy will depend on your individual circumstances, values, and goals.
We will work with you to develop a well-structured estate plan which can include, among other things, a custom will to ensure a smooth distribution of your assets to your chosen beneficiaries; a trust to protect certain assets or plan for the special needs of your family; a health care proxy which can clarify your wishes regarding end-of-life care; and a power of attorney to protect your interests in the event you are unable to manage your affairs and need a trusted individual to step into your shoes. Similarly, our seasoned dental attorneys who understand the nuances of the dental business and acquisitions market, will collaborate with accountants, brokers, and financial professionals to determine the proper valuation of your practice, and develop an exit strategy to sell or merge it with the right buyer. In addition, we can help prepare you for a sale to an associate or assist with identifying potential buyers, including DSO partners or other dental groups. Regardless of the route you choose to take, we will work closely with you to structure and negotiate the transaction so that you can enjoy the fruits of your hard work as you embark on whatever your next journey will be.
Our full-service platform allows us to provide guidance to our clients with their personal matters as well, and we regularly work with clients in areas such as:
- Wills, Trusts and Estates
- Tax Planning
- Elder Law
- Matrimonial and Family Law Matters
Our primary goal is to help our clients achieve their business and personal objectives. Learn more about Mandelbaum Barrett’s other practice areas by clicking here.
CEO William Barrett and Partner Casey Gocel will Present on “Understanding EBITDA” at Dentsply Sirona World in Las Vegas
September 9, 2022
From September 15-16, 2022, Casey Gocel and William Barrett, the two co-chairs of the firm’s National Dental Law Group, will be at Dentsply Sirona World in Las Vegas presenting on “Understanding EBITDA.” If you will be attending and would like a better understanding of EBITDA, be sure to visit the Fortune Management Booth (#102). We hope to […]
CEO William Barrett named to ROI-NJ’s Inaugural “Influencers in the Law” List
July 28, 2022
ROI-NJ has just announced its inaugural “Influencers in the Law” list and we are thrilled that CEO William Barrett has been named to this list. This list pulls together some of the best and brightest attorneys from business transactions to intellectual property disputes, HR issues to cyber concerns, health care challenges, and more throughout the […]
CEO William S. Barrett named to NJBIZ Power 50 in Law List for 2022
July 25, 2022
Congratulations to our CEO William Barrett, Esq. who has been named to the NJBIZ Power 50 in Law list for 2022. Bill not only serves as strategic counsel to businesses throughout the country, but he also leads Mandelbaum Barrett’s continued growth and innovation. He gives personal attention to not just his clients, but also the […]
Partner Casey Gocel Presents “A Legal Health Checkup” to Fortune Management Dentists in Hawaii
July 22, 2022
On July 20, 2022, Casey Gocel, who co-chairs the firm’s National Dental Law Group, was in sunny Hawaii with Fortune Management talking about the importance of giving one’s dental practice a legal health checkup. During her session, Casey emphasized the need to look at corporate compliance, healthcare regulatory requirements, employment compliance, HIPAA and cybersecurity, real […]
CEO William Barrett featured in Dental Practice Reporter article, “5 Ways To Keep Your Private Practice Competitive: The Trend Toward The DSO Business Model.”
May 27, 2022
The increasing expansion of dental support organizations (DSOs) has become a polarizing topic in the dental industry over the last several years—some professionals credit DSOs as being a useful tool in the practice of dentistry, while others blame the DSO business model for destroying dentistry as we know it. Despite this back and forth, the […]
Mandelbaum Barrett congratulates Casey Gocel, Esq. who was honored today as one of the NJBIZ Leaders in Law for 2022
May 24, 2022
CEO William Barrett recently appeared on Dental Business Radio with Patrick O’Rourke.
May 20, 2022
They discussed considerations for dental practice owners who are considering selling their practice to a DSO or creating a DSO themselves. Bill and Patrick also discussed getting proper legal counsel, misclassification of independent contractors, practice brokers, partnerships, and much more. To listen to the recorded interview: https://lnkd.in/gkD4RiFs
Best-selling authors Fred Joyal and William Barrett, Esq. are pleased to present their recent webinar titled “Navigating the DSO Decision.”
May 5, 2022
This is your chance to gain an in-depth, unbiased understanding of the DSO landscape. Watch the webinar here: https://bit.ly/3yl1MUb
Mandelbaum Barrett CEO and Best-Selling Author William Barrett Featured in ROI-NJ Article Discussing Corporate Dental Groups
April 7, 2022
Mandelbaum Barrett CEO and best-selling author William Barrett, Esq. was interviewed for the April 6th, 2022 issue of ROI-NJ discussing how more and more dental practices are joining corporate dentistry groups.
"The consolidation of the dental specialty is happening at a rip-roaring pace right now," he said. "In the past week, I brought in six new transactions with doctors selling or partnering with dental support organizations, or DSOs, backed by private equity, as just one legal practitioner. We're a firm with a good reputation in the space, but that's still a remarkable number of transactions to have in a week."
Mandelbaum Barrett CEO and Best-Selling Author William Barrett Featured on Recent Becker's Healthcare Podcast
April 5, 2022
Mandelbaum Barrett CEO and Best-Selling Author William Barrett, Esq. was recently featured on a Becker's Hospital Review podcast. In the episode, Mr. Barrett discusses the reasons he began focusing on the legal representation of dentists and dental specialists in practice transitions and his book "Pain-Free Dental Deals: An Entrepreneurial Dentist's Guide to Buying, Selling, and Merging Practices."
Congratulations to Mandelbaum Barrett CEO Bill Barrett on being named a Guest of Honor at the Chabad Center of Northwest New Jersey's Founders Dinner
March 22, 2022
Congratulations to CEO William Barrett on being named as a guest of honor and receiving the Pillar of Kindness recognition for the Chabad Center of Northwest New Jersey's Founders Dinner. This year the Center is celebrating their 35th year of Igniting Souls with a gala event on May 2nd at The Crystal Plaza. Bill joins honorees Scott Weisberger and Todd Sawyer for this incredible event which helps support the Center and all of its good work.
William Barrett to present at the Greater Long Island Dental Meeting
March 14, 2022
Mandelbaum Barrett CEO and best-selling author William Barrett, Esq. will be joining fellow industry thought leaders, Michael Apalucci, Dr. Scott Firestone and Jarrett Mathews at the Greater Long Island Dental Meeting (GLIDM) on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 2pm to 5pm at the Hilton Hotel in Melville, NY. The presentation is titled "The Yin and Yang of Practice Transitions."
Bill Barrett Interviewed by Locum Leaders on the Key Trends Affecting Dentist Jobs in 2020
December 5, 2019
Bill Barrett, Chair of the Firm's National Dental Law Center and co-author of "Buy Sell Merge: How to Navigate Successful Dental Practice Transitions for the Entrepreneurial Dentist" was recently interviewed by Locum Leaders on the key trends affecting dentist jobs in 2020. To read about what could potentially impact the field in the years ahead, click here.
Barrett Spoke at Greater New York Dental Society Annual Meeting on "Mergers, Acquisitions, Associateships and Transitions"
November 29, 2019
William Barrett and Casey Gocel Published an Article for Dental Practice Management on Doing Deals with DSO
November 18, 2019
Dennis Alessi and Raj Gadhok Presented at the New York County Dental Society
October 16, 2019
Mandelbaum Barrett attorneys Dennis J. Alessi, Esq. and Raj Gadhok teamed up with Cristina L. Amyot, MHRM, SHRM-SCP, SPHR of EnformHR, LLC to present a 3 -hour CE course to dentists at the New York County Dental Society’s upcoming program on New York’s new anti-harassment law.
Bill Barrett Presented at the New York County Dental Society Program on October 4
October 4, 2019
William Barrett, Esq. presented to dentists at the New York County Dental Society’s CE program on October 4th entitled, “Know Before You Sign: Associate Dental Agreements” where he helped young dentists and residents better understand dental contracts.
Gocel Spoke at Paramount Oral Surgery Study Club on Practice Transitions
September 25, 2019
On September 25, 2019 Casey Gocel presented on “Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership and Transitions” to the Paramount Oral Surgery Study Group in Staten Island, New York.
Barrett Spoke at New York County Dental Society's "Career Advice After Dental School/Residency"
August 6, 2019
Dennis Alessi Joins Steven Mizrach for Educational Webinar on The Financial Pros and Cons of a DSO
July 24, 2019
Dennis J. Alessi, Member and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Healthcare Law and Employment and Labor Law Practices joins with Steven Mizrach, CPA at Dorfman Mizrach & Thaler, LLP, next Tuesday, July 30th for an educational webinar on The Financial Pros and Cons of a DSO. If you are a dentist looking to grow your dental […]
Dennis Alessi Joins Steven Mizrach for Educational Webinar on The Financial Pros and Cons of a DSO
July 24, 2019
Gocel To Speak At Paramount Oral Surgery Study Club On Practice Transitions
July 23, 2019
On September 25, 2019 Casey Gocel will be presenting on "Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership and Transitions" to the Paramount Oral Surgery Study Group in Staten Island, New York. The seminar will cover:
Barrett To Speak At New York County Dental Society's "Career Advice After Dental School/Residency"
July 17, 2019
CEO William S. Barrett will speak as part of a New York County Dental Society panel on "Career Advice After Dental School/Residency" on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will address the following factors critical to landing a job and creating a successful career:
Barrett To Speak At Greater New York Dental Society Annual Meeting On "Mergers, Acquisitions, Associateships And Transitions"
July 17, 2019
Whether you are looking to become a practice owner, grow your existing practice through acquisition, or you are seeking the best exit strategy in your career, you need to understand the issues of practice transition from both perspectives. Learn about the current state of the market for mergers, acquisitions and sales of general dentistry and dental specialty practices and the business and legal pros, cons and considerations to navigate between practice purchase/sales vs. associate buy-in partnerships transactions.
Casey Gocel Named as a Top 25 Leading Intrapreneur by Leading Women Entrepreneurs
May 30, 2019
Congratulations to Shareholder Casey Gocel who was named by Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners as a Top 25 Leading Intrapreneur. Leading Women Entrepreneurs (LWE) is a networking organization that recognizes outstanding women in business. This award honors the innovators in corporate environments who support diversity efforts. Casey has helped numerous companies become Women Owned Businesses and specializes in corporate transactions and estate planning. Casey also leads the Firm's Women's Initiative and Charity Committee.
Bill Barrett Spoke at the New York County Dental Society's Program on Associate Dental Contracts
October 5, 2018
William Barrett, Esq., CEO and Chair of the Firm's Professional Practice Transitions Group spoke on October 4th at the New York County Dental Society's program on Associate Dental Contracts where he shared with the crowd important tips that dentists should "know before they sign."
Bill Barrett Quoted In Dentists Money Digest on Importance of Understanding Employee Overtime Rules
August 21, 2018
William Barrett, CEO and Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett's Professional Practice Transitions Group was quoted in an article in Dentists Money Digest on the "Importance of Understanding Employee Overtime Rules."
Bill Barrett and Casey Gocel Authored an Article for DrBicuspid.com on "Independent Contractor or Employee: What's the Difference?"
August 7, 2018
Understanding the difference between an Independent Contractor and an Employee is a challenge many practice owners often grapple with. In this article from DrBicuspid.com, William Barrett, Esq. and Casey Gocel, Esq. LL.M. break it down to help avoid the serious financial ramifications of misclassification.
Barrett Authors Article for Dentistry IQ
June 12, 2018
William Barrett, CEO of Mandelbaum Barrett and the Firm's Professional Practice Transitions Chair recently authored an article for Dentistry IQ on guidelines dentists should be aware of when planning background checks for new employees.
CEO Bill Barrett talks with Howard Farran on Dentistry Uncensored Podcast about Professional Practice Transitions
May 14, 2018
Check out Mandelbaum Barrett CEO and Professional Practice Transitions Group Chair William Barrett, Esq. on the Dentaltown Podcast where he and host Howard Farran, DDS, MBA talk about practice transitions and what dentists need to know to time it right and what legal considerations they should be thinking about.
William Barrett to Speak at Fortune Management's Fortune 50 Advanced Training for the Dental CEO Event in California
August 8, 2017
Co-CEO and Chair of the Firm's Professional Practice Transitions and Business Law Departments, William Barrett, will speak at Fortune Management's Fortune 50 Advanced Training for the Dental CEO event in San Jose, California September 28-29! Attendees will learn about leadership development, acquisitions, business plan development, key strategy development and more.
Navigating Types of Dental Transactions & the Financial Terms to Know
August 2, 2022
It is imperative that dentists ask three financial questions to ensure a deal is advantageous to them: how much is being paid to the seller; where is the money to pay the seller coming from; and when will the seller receive payment? To determine the answers to these questions dentists looking to buy or sell a […]
Potential Capital Gains Rate Increase May Supercharge Already White Hot Dental M&A Market
June 25, 2021
If you're a dentist who is contemplating a practice transition, it's important to recognize that a material increase in the capital gains rate is a likely outcome this year, and that change will have significant adverse tax consequences if you sell after December 31.
New Book Injects the Novocaine Dental Entrepreneurs Need to Make Their Dental Practice Transitions Pain Free
June 3, 2021
ROSELAND, N.J. – June 3, 2021 – PRLog — Pain-Free Dental Deals: An Entrepreneurial Dentist’s Guide to Buying, Selling, and Merging Practices, by William S. Barrett with Casey Gocel (Ethos Collective™) demystifies what seems like an impossible process. William S. Barrett, CEO of the law firm Mandelbaum Barrett PC has been guiding clients through the […]
Get To Know the Drill: Picking the Right Business Entity For Your Dental Practice
September 23, 2019
September 23, 2019 Choosing the right business structure for your dental practice is a vital decision that can have significant consequences for the future of your practice. If a dentist selects the wrong structure, it can cost their business thousands of dollars down the line. Choosing the correct business structure for your dental practice is […]
How To Go Green in the Dental Industry
September 16, 2019
September 16, 2019 The “go green” movement has been sweeping over the nation for the last decade, but it can be overwhelming for many business owners to adopt more eco-friendly practices. The goal of the movement is to be aware of our impact on the environment and reduce the amount of waste we produce as […]
Impact of Offshore Dental Laboratories on the Dental Industry
September 9, 2019
September 9, 2019 Over the last decade, the number of dental labs in the United States fell by fifty percent, while the percentage of cases sent to offshore labs rose steadily. According to the FDA, $1.32 billion of dental laboratory orders are now being completed offshore, which makes up around 38% of dental restorations. The […]
The Impact of Cannabis use in Dental Practices
September 4, 2019
September 4, 2019 Even though cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, many states have legalized its use for medicinal and/or recreational purposes. The rise in state legality of cannabis use has led to the increase of cannabis users, and health care providers need to be aware of the potential rise in cannabis use by […]
Independent Contractor or Employee: What's the Difference?
August 7, 2019
It’s a vexing question for practice owners: How do you classify a potential new dentist who is joining your practice? Is the dentist an independent contractor or an employee? The misclassification of an employee as an independent contractor can result in serious financial ramifications, including taxes, fines, and penalties from both state and federal agencies. […]