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How To Start a Dental Practice With Confidence

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For many dentists, becoming a practice owner is the natural transition after gaining at least a few years of clinical experience. When done right, starting your own practice can be both professionally and financially fulfilling. However, the road to practice ownership can also be overwhelming, especially if you don’t set…

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The Ins & Outs of Dental Associate Agreements

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For many new dentists, a dental associate employment agreement is the first of many legal documents a dentist will encounter in their long career. A well-drafted associate agreement will outline the parties’ obligations and the expectations of the working relationship. These are legally binding documents, so it pays to understand…

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Death, Stoicism, and Your Dental Practice

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I recently attended a memorial service for a good friend’s dad. I didn’t personally know his father but listening to my friend speak so eloquently at the service, I couldn’t help but be moved. In a few short minutes, he seemed to have captured the essence of his father’s life,…

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Dentists Selling Their Practice: Transition Issues Part 1 - Pacific Health Law

Dental Practice Owners: Should You Join a DSO?

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As an entrepreneurial-minded dentist, you may be evaluating the path of starting or joining a Dental Services Organization (DSO). Let’s find out exactly what a DSO is, its benefits, and whether you should consider joining one. What is a DSO? A DSO is an organization that provides business support services…

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AB890 – What Does It Mean for Healthcare Workers

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Full Independence for Nurse Practitioners Expand Scope and Delivery Opportunities On Monday, August 31, 2020, the California state legislature adopted a bill, AB890, to grant nurse practitioners in the state more independence. Controversy about this topic has been going on for some time and, like other proposed healthcare system changes,…

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Why LA Healthcare Transaction Deals Die; The “F” Word

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After ten years of working on practice transitions for dentists, physicians, and other healthcare providers, I’ve learned quite a bit about why deals succeed and where they fail. I’ve witnessed doctors, prepared with a team of consultants, still, fail to get to the finish line. So what is the difference…

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