Dental Practice Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures and Affiliations

Conducting Due Diligence, Meeting Regulatory Compliance Requirements, Overcoming Integration Challenges

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, March 31, 2016

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel representing dental practices, dental services organizations and investors for evaluating the various transaction structures for buying or selling a practice, conducting due diligence, and meeting regulatory compliance requirements. The panel will also offer best practices for executing dental practice transactions.


There has been unprecedented investment and consolidation activity in the dental industry among dental practices and dental service organizations (DSOs). In response, some states have renewed efforts to regulate dentistry and DSOs, while other states have grown more welcoming.

Counsel for dentists, dental practices, and investors must understand the composition of the market and the different transaction structures available to determine which structure is most appropriate for their client’s transaction.

Proper planning and structuring is critical to ensure the success of the dental practice transaction. Several issues—including corporate practice of dentistry and fee-splitting, HIPAA and fraud and abuse law compliance, and noncompete agreement enforceability—should be considered when assessing whether to go forward with the transaction.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys examines dental practice transaction structures, due diligence issues and regulatory compliance challenges. The panel will also address integration challenges and offer best practices for executing dental practice transactions.



  1. Market conditions and dental practice transaction structures
  2. Due diligence issues
    1. Corporate practice of dentistry and fee-splitting
    2. Noncompete agreement enforceability
    3. Licenses
  3. Regulatory compliance challenges
    1. HIPAA
    2. Stark/Anti-Kickback Statute
    3. Changes in state legislation and regulation
  4. Integration challenges
  5. Best practices


The panel will review these and other important issues:

  • What are the regulatory compliance requirements and key diligence considerations in dental practice transactions?
  • What impacts the fair market value of a dental practice?
  • What best practices should counsel employ when assessing which structure should be used in a dental practice transaction?


Holly Carnell, Esq.
Holly Carnell, Esq.


Ms. Carnell focuses on corporate healthcare transactional work and regulatory matters. She primarily counsels...  |  Read More

Fry, Timothy
Timothy J. Fry, Esq.


Mr. Fry’s practice concentrates on the healthcare industry, representing healthcare providers in mergers,...  |  Read More

Walker, Bart
Barton C. Walker


Mr. Walker concentrates on mergers, acquisitions, and healthcare regulatory compliance. He advises healthcare providers...  |  Read More

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