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Ownership & Practice Operation

At Issue

States regulate who can own and operate a dental practice, employ a dentist, and the level of control non-dentist owners and managers may exercise over a dental practice.

The potential for interference by non-dentists in the operation of a dental practice continues to be a concern. Practicing dentists generally support legislative changes to enable a spouse or personal representative of a deceased or disabled dentist to continue the operation of a dental practice for a specific period of time.

ADA Priorities

  • Download the ADA's Current Policies (PDF)
    Specific topics to look for are noted below:
  • ADA Policies on Ownership of Dental Practices, Transactions 2000:462

Contact Us

For additional information, please contact:

  • Dan Creed, Legislative Liaison, State Affairs

Federal Affairs
1111 14th Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
202.898.2400
Fax: 202.898.2437
Email: govtpol@ada.org
  State Government Affairs
ADA Chicago Headquarters
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
312.440.2525
Fax: 312.440.3539
Email: govtpol@ada.org