Category Archives: Legal

What type of entity should a dentist consider selecting and why?

In my previous blog post, I explained why, as a new dentist you may wish to form a legal entity to run your practice instead of running it as a sole proprietorship. In this article, I’ll explain what type of entity you should consider forming, what tax elections you should consider making when forming that entity, how to… Read More »

OSHA updates workplace poster

Are you an employee dentist? Do you know your rights? The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration unveiled a new version of the employee-rights poster OSHA-covered dentists and other employers must display in a conspicuous place where employees can see it but said employers need not replace previous versions of the posted notice. The new version of the… Read More »

10 things to look for before signing an employment contract

Understanding an employment contract before you join a dental practice can be intimidating. Contracts can be long, the terms can be hard to understand and it may be the fi rst one you’ve ever seen. The ADA publication, “Dentist Employment Agreements: A Guide to Key Legal Provisions,” outlines a number of aspects to look out for in a… Read More »

Student ethics video contest deadline July 31

The ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs is accepting entries for the 2015 Student Ethics Video Contest. The deadline to submit entries is July 31. Since 2010, CEBJA has annually sponsored the contest to draw student attention to the ethical dilemmas that dental students and professional dentists may encounter and to provide an exercise focusing on… Read More »

Why new dentists need a legal entity

So you’ve decided to open your own dental practice. Now that you’ve told your family, friends, and dental school buddies, it dawns on you…you don’t actually know how to open a practice. In this blog we’re going to walk you through some of the basic requirements needed to open a practice, and provide you practical steps that you… Read More »