Welcome to the Business Side of Dentistry

  • Saturday 1/29/2022
  • Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Course Code: 662SL
  • Cost: No Charge
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 258 B
  • Credits: 1 CE Hour
Justin Marti, co-founded a DSO in Boston that grew to 40 locations before being sold to a private equity group in 2018. Along the way, he became a licensed Attorney, practicing in the areas of healthcare and business, with a focus on the dental industry. Justin’s experience in building and scaling his own DSO gives him the rare ability to think like a true entrepreneur and business operator, as opposed to merely another lawyer. He has constructed complex DSO entities and negotiated myriad practice purchases and sales, as well as Associate Agreements for newer providers unfamiliar with the business landscape of the dental industry. He likes to say that he is an “advisor first, Attorney second."

In this course dental students, recent graduates and experienced practitioners alike will gain exposure to real-world considerations of joining an existing practice or starting their own. Beyond delivering great patient care, new providers must navigate the complex world of employment agreements, non-competes, and myriad other legal issues. For those seeking to go a step further and open their own practice, they must also consider elements such as commercial leasing. This course is intended to offer support and guidance to both the new dentist and the entrepreneurial practitioner, helping to position both for long-term success.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Recognize the primary components of an associate agreement and potential pitfalls
  • Understand the differences between an employee and an independent contractor
  • Compare various compensation structures offered within the industry
  • Examine myth versus reality of non-competition agreements
  • Identify the primary components of a commercial lease
  • Review the representations and warranties that a landlord should make
  • Determine the red flags that should trigger a provider to look elsewhere
Recommended Audience: Dentist

The Marti Law Group grant has been applied to this course.