Dental Practice Transactions: Buying and Selling, Mergers and Affiliations

Due Diligence, Regulatory Compliance Requirements, Integration Challenges

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

Conducted on Thursday, May 3, 2018

Recorded event now available

or call 1-800-926-7926
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. Counsel should consider several issues—including corporate practice of dentistry and fee-splitting, HIPAA and fraud and abuse law compliance, and noncompete agreement enforceability—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 key issues:

  • What are the regulatory compliance requirements and key diligence considerations in dental practice transactions?
  • What best practices should counsel employ when assessing which structure should be used in a dental practice transaction?
  • What are common provider alignment options?
  • What are the ongoing implementation challenges after a dental practice transaction?


Fry, Timothy
Timothy J. Fry


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

Marty, Kayla
Kayla McCann Marty


Ms. McCann Marty focuses her practice on healthcare law, representing healthcare providers, including hospitals,...  |  Read More

Timmerman, Anna
Anna M. Timmerman


Ms. Timmerman focuses on healthcare transactional and regulatory matters for a variety of healthcare providers. She...  |  Read More

Other Formats
— Anytime, Anywhere

Strafford will process CLE credit for one person on each recording. All formats include program handouts. To find out which recorded format will provide the best CLE option, select your state:

CLE On-Demand Video