You’ve mastered your clinical skills and now you’re ready to step out on your own. Starting your own dental practice comes with a number of responsibilities—from getting local zoning and building permits to complying with state and federal laws. You’ll have to make key business decisions and attend to some impactful odds and ends that come with opening a practice. Here's how to get started.
Starting a dental practice
Your ultimate resource toolbox for setting up and building a new dental practice.
Our comprehensive and foolproof checklist for setting up your first dental practice.
Pick a business structure
Determine your registration requirements, tax forms to file, and personal liability.
Secure a business loan
Our simplified guide to understanding and obtaining the right business loan.
Get the insurance that's right for you
Ensure you are properly protecting your business assets, property, and employees.
Know your regulations
Follow and stay abreast of your state agency’s regulations and guidelines.
Learn how to be proactive with building an office compliant to all OSHA standards.
Waste management rules
Our tip sheet on accurately setting up the complex task of proper waste disposal.
Office design formula
Understand how much square footage you need for an efficient office layout. (Members-only)