Dental Service Organizations: Pros and Cons for Oral Surgeons

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Dental Service Organizations: Pros and Cons for Oral Surgeons

This 90-minute webinar will examine the prospects for new and established OMS practitioners joining a Dental Service Organization (DSO). It will include introductory explanations of the DSO structure and delivery process and will discuss what a surgeon should understand when determining whether to practice within the DSO model. Topics will include organizational structures, legal relationship of the provider, clinical care, doctor production, compensation and transition considerations.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Compare an offer to join a DSO with clinical and financial considerations to an offer to join a traditional private practice. 
  2. Evaluate the differences between DSO models as well as legal ramifications to the practitioner. 
  3. Review the short- and long-term considerations for transitioning an OMS practice into or out of a DSO.

Cancellation Policy: Registrants will receive a full refund up until the day before the event. No refund will be given for cancellation on the day of the event.

Joseph W. Gallagher, JD, LLM

Attorney and Consultant, The Health Care Group

Joseph W. Gallagher, JD, LLM, is a shareholder, attorney and consultant with The Health Care Group, Health Care Law Associates, P.C., and Health Care Consulting, Inc. He has represented dental and medical professionals and their practice organizations for more than 25 years on a wide variety of legal and business matters. With specialty representation of oral and maxillofacial surgery practices, he has extensive experience with co-ownership arrangements, practice sales, federal health law and compliance issues, practice valuations and structuring contractual arrangements (such as buy-in and pay-out, practice dispositions, employment agreements, mergers and joint ventures). His areas of expertise include health law and compliance, contracts, taxes and employee benefits. He designs and implements group compensation plans, deferred compensation arrangements and tax-favored retirement plans. He has lectured and written for numerous groups, societies and publications. He is a contributing author on numerous AAOMS-sponsored publications and has been the publisher and editor of On Managing (a monthly newsletter for medical/dental office managers).

Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credit(s).

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
5/1/18 – 12/31/22
Provider ID# 214680


Faculty and Planner Disclosure
AAOMS Webinar: Dental Service Organizations: Pros and Cons for Oral Surgeons
05/18/2021 at 1:00 PM (CDT)   |  90 minutes
05/18/2021 at 1:00 PM (CDT)   |  90 minutes
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
11 Questions
1.50 CDE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CDE credits  |  Certificate available