Dental Law

The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Dental Partnership (2020 Checklist)

You may have heard that entering into a dental partnership is like entering into a marriage…. Unfortunately, it is not… It is harder. Both are gigantic commitments that change the course of ones life. They both require trust, respect, and communication. They both require a same philospohy on spending and saving money. The truth, however, …

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How to Form a California Dental Corporation (8 Simple Steps )

In California, practicing as a professional California dental corporation may bestow you with many benefits over practicing as a sole proprietor or dental partnership. Formed under the  Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act, a professional dental corporation in California is entitled to render dental services that are pursuant to a license, certification, or registration authorized by the …

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New FLSA’s Impact on Dental Practices in California (2016)

Upcoming FLSA Changes: Impact on Dental Practices in California On December 1, 2016, an update to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) comes into effect, and it has the potential to change whom in your dental practice is eligible for overtime pay. State overtime salary thresholds are also set to change in the coming …

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Corporate Practice of Dentistry: Dental Support Organizations (DSO)

While the vast majority of dentists practice independently, that number is shrinking. Increasingly, dentists are contracting with Dental Support Organizations (DSO), Dental Management Support Organization (DMSO) or Management Support Organizations (MSOs), to handle the business of the practice while dentists focus on clinical aspects of patient care. This relatively new phenomenon has led to an …

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Understanding the California General Partnership

General Partnerships in California The California general partnership is the default entity formed when two individuals carry on a business activity for intended commercial gains and with the intent to share profits and losses.   California general partnerships are one of the several common forms of business ownership and have a lot in common with sole-proprietorship. There …

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HIPAA Privacy Rules Explained and Types of HIPAA Violations

While patients themselves may applaud the protection they now receive through 1996’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the 2003 addition of HIPAA’s Privacy Rule has resulted in headaches for many of the doctors and dentists who treat them. While paper-based practices and those that transmit their patients’ health and billing data only by telephone …

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