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Choosing the Business Structure That’s Best for Your Dental Practice (A Dentist's Guide to the Law Series)
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So you want to start your own practice? One of the most critical threshold issues you’ll face is which business structure to use. This decision will impact every aspect of your business (even day-to-day management decisions!) and will have tremendous legal and tax consequences. In this presentation – which supplements the American Dental Association’s publication, A Dentist’s Guide to the Law: 246 Things Every Dentist Should Know – ADA Associate General Counsel Samara Schwartz will orient you to the following:
• The 5 business formats utilized by virtually all dentist practices, and their respective pros/cons
• How to identify when to revisit your choice of legal entity, even after your practice is up and running
• The value of consulting with professional advisors (attorneys and accountants) to get actionable advice tailored to the state where you are practicing as well as your unique circumstances


This course is $49 for ADA members and $69 for non-members
Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

Non-dentists can create accounts

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