Full-service and straightforward dentistry legal services.

Practice start-up or growth.

The attorneys at Jackson LLP help Illinois dentists and orthodontists with everything from commercial lease negotiations, architectural build-out hurdles, business licensing, insurance contracts, and employment agreements. We can help you start a brand new practice, merge with an existing practice, or grow your established clinic. Regardless of where you are in your business journey, we understand the complexities of operating a dental or orthodontic practice and can guide you through the process.

Scope of practice, employment, and dental practice management.

Jackson LLP’s attorneys will provide you with guidance about the state laws and regulations which govern dental professionals’ scope of practice. Most commonly, our dental clients’ questions relate to their prescribing practices or authority to provide referrals to other types of professionals, like physical therapists. Dental and orthodontic practices also frequently ask questions about supervising students, interns, dental assistants, and office staff. Which responsibilities can be delegated? What level of supervision is required for new practitioners or dental assistants? And what compensation schemes are allowable?

We take the sting out of regulatory compliance for dental practices.

Let the attorneys at Jackson LLP establish or update your corporate compliance plan, HIPAA policy for patient records privacy, and employee manual to ensure your compliance with federal and Illinois healthcare employment practices. Because of the open floor-plan of many modern dental or orthodontics practices, it’s more important than ever to have a current HIPAA policy to ensure that your practice isn’t inadvertently violating patients’ privacy rights. Ensure that you have appropriate business associate agreements with your third-party orthodontic appliance or dental supply vendors. Know which insurance regulations and aspects of the Affordable Care Act might affect you, and navigate complex statutory and regulatory schemes like the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, and the Stark Law.

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