This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.
This course is designed to educate the young dentist (0-10 years out of dental school) on the various stages of their early career. The course will first focus on associate agreements and the issues and concerns a young dentist must be aware of prior to signing the agreement. The course will then turn to the issues one faces when attempting to buy into a practice and become a partner. The course will view in depth the many compensation scenarios, buy-in concerns, structural issues, buy out scenarios as well as additional major concerns a dentist needs to know about prior to entering into a partnership or shareholder agreement. Next, the course will briefly focus on dental practice start ups and some of the unique issues a dentist faces when attempting to start up a dental practice. Finally, the course will review in depth the issues a buyer faces when acquiring a dental practice, either as a buy-in situation or as a complete acquisition. The focus will be on key issues that should be contained in your purchase agreement and some of the numerous pitfalls you need to be aware of prior to closing on your acquisition.
Description of Speaker:
Jason Patrick Wood is a partner in the Law Firm of Wood & Delgado and has been with the firm since 2004. He is a graduate from San Diego State University and the University of San Diego's School of Law. Jason's primary emphasis is on business transactions for dentists and doctors: leases, purchase agreements, partnership agreements, shareholders agreements, corporations, associate agreements and other business-related legal needs. He has authored many articles relative to the business side of dentistry which have appeared in Dental Economics, CDA Journal, The New Dentist, Colorado Dental Association Journal, Matsco's: Strategies For Success as well as numerous dental society newsletters. Prior to joining Wood & Delgado, Jason worked in Washington, D.C. in connection with Presidential and U.S. Congressional campaigns and thereafter he worked for the U.S. House of Representatives, drafting legislation for various House committees.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- a. Have a fundamental understanding of the general issues one will face with respect to legal documents through the early stages of a doctor's career.
- b. Be able to protect themselves from making a decision that increases the risk of harm to the doctor's career as a result of entering into employment or a transition that is harmful to the individual doctor.
- c. Know key issues to focus on for an associate agreement, leases, partnership agreements and purchase agreements
Jason Wood declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program..
Farran Media 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at
For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.
The CE provider (Farran Media) uses reasonable care in selecting and
providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not
independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not
represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content
or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are
those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or
more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to
qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic
or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are
intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise,
skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.
Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward
license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant
to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.
State CE Requirements:
for CE requirements by state. Please note that this information is current as of the time of listing. This information is subject to change at any time from the state boards. For the most up-to-date information, please contact your state board directly.
There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.
For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education