Dental & Orthodontia Industry

Overview People


Dental and orthodontic practitioners and their practices face a wide array of opportunities and challenges as they seek to operate and grow their practices. These challenges are magnified by a rapidly consolidating market fraught with seemingly ever changing state and federal regulations. More and more dental and orthodontic providers are also contracting with Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) to provide non-clinical support to their practices, allowing the practitioner to focus on providing quality care to patients.

We have extensive experience counseling both dental and orthodontic practices and DSOs throughout the United States on the complexities of forming practices and DSOs and the varying commercial, regulatory and other legal obstacles they can face. We are equipped to assist both individual and group practice dentists, orthodontists, dental specialists and DSOs in a broad range of matters, including:

  • Practice and DSO formation
  • Acquiring and selling dental and orthodontic practices
  • Partnering with financial sponsors and other financing issues
  • Contractual negotiation and preparation
  • HIPAA and other regulatory compliance
  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Real estate leasing, acquisitions and development projects
  • Employment issues
  • Federal and state taxation
  • Trademark, tradename and other intellectual property protection
  • Governmental investigations and enforcement actions
  • Commercial and professional liability litigation and mediation
  • Estate planning

Our team of attorneys listed below, including regulatory specialists, litigators and those with transactional, tax, intellectual property, employment and healthcare law expertise, bring their legal expertise, high financial acumen and a practical approach to deliver beneficial and effective solutions to dental and orthodontic professionals, practices and DSOs. Our government relations practice, in turn, keeps our team of attorneys current on changes in the law that affect the dental industry, increasing our ability to effectively serve our clients.



Services Provided

Bryan L. Elwood
Bruce H. White
George M. Flint
Courtland R. Astill


Practice and DSO Formation, Acquiring and Selling Dental and Orthodontic Practices, Partnering with
Financial Sponsors and Other Financing Issues, and Contractual Negotiation and Preparation

J. Kevin West
Jeffrey C. Corey


 Regulatory Compliance and Governmental Investigations and Enforcement Actions

Tammy B. Georgelas
Shane L. Hanna


 Cybersecurity and Privacy

Jason S. Nichols
Robert B. Burns


 Real Estate Leasing, Acquisitions and Development Projects

Susan Baird Motschiedler
Derek Langton
Christina M. Jepson


 Employment Issues

Randy M. Grimshaw
Lawrence R. Barusch


 Federal and State Taxation

Margaret Niver McGann


 Trademark, Tradename and Other Intellectual Property Protection

Erik A. Christiansen
Jeffrey C. Corey


 Commercial and Professional Liability Litigation and Mediation

Randy M. Grimshaw
Matthew D. Cook

Estate Planning


Representative Matters

Purchase and Sale Transactions
Business Agreements
Practice Operations


Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City