Dental Industry

Overview People Presentations

Dentists encounter many opportunities and challenges as they operate and grow their dental practices. These challenges are magnified by a rapidly-consolidating market faced with ever-changing state and federal regulations. More and more dentists are contracting with Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) to provide non-clinical support to their practices, allowing the practitioner to focus on providing quality care to patients.

Parsons Behle & Latimer has extensive experience counseling dental practices and DSOs throughout the United States on the complexities of forming practices and DSOs and the varying commercial, regulatory and other legal obstacles they face. We are equipped to assist solo practitioners, group practice dentists and DSOs in a variety of matters, including:

  • Forming Dental Practices and DSOs
  • Buying and Selling Dental Practices and DSOs
  • Dentist Buy-In Agreements
  • Dentist Employment Agreements
  • Practice Financing Issues
  • Contract Negotiation and Preparation
  • Trademark Protection
  • HIPAA and Other Regulatory Compliance
  • Governmental Investigations and Litigation
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Real Estate Leasing and Acquisitions
  • Federal and State Taxation
  • Estate Planning

Our team of attorneys listed below, including regulatory specialists with transactional, tax, intellectual property, employment, litigation and healthcare law experience, bring their legal expertise, high financial acumen and a practical approach to deliver practical solutions to dental professionals, practices and DSOs.



Services Provided

Bryan L. Elwood
Bruce H. White
Matthew J. Van Wagoner
Shane L. Hanna


Practice and DSO Formation, Acquiring and Selling Dental and Orthodontic Practices, Partnering with
Financial Sponsors and Other Financing Issues, and Contractual Negotiation and Preparation

J. Kevin West
Jeffrey C. Corey


 Regulatory Compliance and Governmental Investigations and Enforcement Actions

Tomu L. Johnson
Tammy B. Georgelas


 Cybersecurity and Privacy

Jason S. Nichols
Sean M. Monson


 Real Estate Leasing, Acquisitions and Development Projects

Sean M. Monson
Susan Baird Motschiedler


 Employment Issues

Margaret Niver McGann
Jonathan H. Love


 Trademark, Tradename and Other Intellectual Property Protection

Jeffrey C. Corey


 General Corporate and Professional Liability Litigation and Mediation

Matthew D. Cook

Estate Planning

J.D. Kesler

Dental Services Retainer Agreement

Representative Matters

Purchase and Sale Transactions
Business Agreements
Practice Operations


Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City