UW School of Dentistry

CE1714: Legal and Accounting Issues in Today’s Dental Office

Morning: Best Medicine for a (Legally) Healthy Dental Practice | Afternoon: Financial Health of Your Practice, Now & Future

Ann Durham, JD and Tim Proctor, CPA

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Course Description

Morning: Best Medicine for a (Legally) Healthy Dental Practice

This course provides a practical guide addressing legal issues commonly encountered by dentists in their practices. Subjects include: organizing and protecting business assets; keys to making patient records accurate and complete; how to respond to patient complaints before they turn into claims; key provisions in commercial leases; preparing for a dental practice sale; describing differences between PLLC’s and corporations; and professional services contracts; and discussion about current trends regarding dental practice ownership.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course you will be able to:

  • Provide valuable tips to avoid legal difficulties in the day-to-day operation of a dental practice.
  • Learn tips for record keeping for dental practices.
  • Detail how to ensure a smooth practice sale.
  • Learn the difference between a PLLC and a corporation.
  • Discuss current trends regarding dental practice ownership.

Morning: Afternoon: Financial Health of Your Practice, Now & Future

This course provides insight into accounting strategies in the dental office to assist a practice in improving profitability with good internal controls, employee wage and benefits, practice entity and future work status.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Protect and manage practice assets.
  • Maximize utilization of your assets.
  • Compensate your most important asset.
  • Explain all that a PLLC can be.

Instructor

Ann DurhamAnn Durham graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1982 with a Juris Doctorate Degree. She currently owns and operates her own law firm – Durham Law Offices PLLC in Bellevue, WA. The primary focus of her practice is to provide legal services to dental professionals. Ann’s practice areas include: practice sales, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, commercial leases and sales, corporate formations and business counseling for legal issues commonly encountered by dental professionals.

For the past 19 years, Ann has been a frequent lecturer to various dental organizations including University of Washington School of Dentistry, UW and Swedish Graduate Program Residents, Seattle-King County Dental Society, Pierce County Dental Society, Kitsap County Dental Society and various professional specialist groups and local study clubs.

Tim ProctorTim Proctor received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Seattle University with a major in accounting. For the last 30 plus years, he has owned and operated his own Certified Public Accounting firm, Proctor Company. Tim’s firm emphasizes tax, valuation, practice management and accounting services to health care professions and has a team of ten certified public accountants.

Tim has been a frequent lecturer on tax and practice management issues to various professional groups, in addition to being a guest lecturer to the University of Washington School of Dentistry General Practice Residents for over 25 years. For 12 years he was involved with Professional Value Corporation in its dental practice brokerage and valuation services including litigation support. He co-authored Buying or Selling a Dental Practice with David LaDow, J.D.

Disclosures

  • Ann Durham and Tim Proctor have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

DATE:
Friday, October 20, 2017

LOCATION:
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

TARGET AUDIENCE:
This course is designed for all dental professionals who own or operate a dental practice or provide dental services.

REGISTER:
Download Course Application Form
or
Register Online

TIMES:
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Until October 18, 2017 (after, $25 more)
$279/Dentist
$179/Staff
$251/Current Dental Alumni Member

CREDITS: 7 hours

* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.


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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.