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Continuing Dental Education

Current Legal and Tax Issues for Today’s Dental Office Owners, Buyers and Professional Employees – a live webinar

Ann Durham, JD and Tim Proctor, CPA

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The University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education gratefully acknowledges Big Sky Northwest for their generous educational grant in support of this program.


Course Description

This course provides a summary of current trends for dental practice ownership and transitions and offers key information for owners, buyers and professional employees. Subjects include: definition of EBIDA and a description of the financial metrics for a healthy dental practice; professional services contracts including new Washington State Noncompete law; practice acquisition and sale from a legal perspective; how to prepare for new tax laws; a discussion of individual versus group practice ownership; and how to find qualified CPA and legal services.

Course Objectives

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

  • Set up and track financial metrics for a practice.
  • Take steps to improve practice performance.
  • Learn the key provisions of a professional services agreement.
  • Detail how to ensure a smooth practice purchase or sale.
  • Learn how to prepare for the new tax laws.
  • Be aware of current trends regarding dental practice ownership.


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 24 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.


  • 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

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Online Zoom webinar

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

Course: 9:00am – 1:00pm

$69/Team Members (Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Staff) and Special Offer to Recent UW SOD Alumni graduating 2014-2021
$107/Current Dental Alumni Member

CREDITS: 4 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 4 continuing education credits.