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3 Steps to Starting Your Dental Hygienist Professional Corporation

Dental Hygiene Professional Corporation

If you’re a registered dental hygienist, you SHOULD form a Professional Corporation taxed as an S-Corporation and cannot open as a traditional LLC. 

California law prohibits registered dental hygienists from forming an LLCs or a traditional general corporations for their dental hygiene business. Instead, you must register as a Professional Corporation.

If done incorrectly, your Professional Corporation can be rejected by the Secretary of State, leaving you vulnerable to potential lawsuits and fines from various government agencies. You may even face discipline from the Dental Hygiene Board of California or the Dental Hygiene Committee of California.

As a Business Lawyer for Professionals, I’m assisted hundreds of professionals just like you start their Professional Corporation and I can definitely help you start yours.

If you’re a registered nurse looking to start your Professional Corporation, email me Ariel Moss Esq. at ariel@mollaeilaw.com or talk to me directly at 424-256-6686

 

What is a Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation

A Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation is a professional corporation which is registered with the California Secretary of State and the Dental Hygiene Committee of California.

In California, all professional corporations must be registered with the corresponding governmental agency that is tasked to manage their profession.

California Professional Registered Dental Hygienist Corporation must hold a certificate of registration from the Dental Hygiene Committee of California.

 

3 Steps to Starting a Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation

The 3 steps to starting a Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation are:

  1. File the Articles of Incorporation of a Professional Corporation with the Secretary of State to form the Professional Corporation
  2. Notify your Profession’s state agency that manages your profession, hold a Board of Director’s Meeting and appoint directors, get your Professional Corporation Bylaws drafted, apply for your EIN, file your Statement of Information, file Form 2553 for S-Corporation tax election, pay California corporate taxes to the California Franchise Tax Board, register with the EDD if you will be hiring employees, and apply for local business registration and licenses.
  3. Do all the steps above yourself or hire a Business Lawyer to do everything for you.

If you’re a lawyer looking to form your Professional Corporation, email me Ariel Moss Esq. at ariel@mollaeilaw.com or talk to me directly at 424-256-6686

 

Benefits Of Starting A Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation

Incorporating a Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation in California will limit your personal liability against creditors and lawsuits, minimize the self-employment taxes of the shareholders, allow you to build corporate business credit, and much more.

 

Name Requirements For A Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation

The Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation’s name must include “dental hygiene group,” “dental hygiene practice” or “dental hygiene office,” and (2) contains the family name of one or more of the past present or prospective associates, partners, shareholder, or members of the group.

Also, “LLC” is not permitted as a corporate designation, and California does not certify an “LLC” for the purposes of practicing dental hygiene, based on underlying Corporate Code concerning Professional Corporations.

 

Who Can Be A Shareholder Of The Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation?

At least 51 percent of the shares must be owned by the Registered Dental Hygienist. The remaining 49 percent may be owned by Registered dental assistants, Licensed dentists, Registered dental hygienists, and Registered dental hygienists in extended functions. The number of licensed persons cannot exceed the number of Registered Dental Hygienists.

Any shares issued to others who do not are not the professionals listed above are void.

Also, shares in the Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation may only be transferred to those who are licensed to practice dental hygiene, to a shareholder of the corporation or to the Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation itself.

If a shareholder becomes ineligible to practice dental hygiene in California or is legally disqualified from rendering professional services to the Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation, she must sell or transfer her shares to a qualified shareholder within 90 days of her ineligibility or disqualification.

 

Can A Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation Be Opened As An LLC In California?

A Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation cannot be opened as an LLC in California.

The California Corporations Code does not certify LLCs (Limited Liability Companies) for the purpose of practicing Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice. For a dental hygienist to provide professional services in California, they must open a Professional Corporation.

 

Can A Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation Use a DBA Or Fictitious Name?

In California, a Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation can use a fictitious name so long as they file a fictitious business name statement within 40 days of starting the Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation.

You must also make a fictitious name filing in every local county recorder’s office for which you are practicing.

Also, Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporations may use fictitious business names, so long as such names are not false, misleading or deceptive.

The application can be found here: https://www.dhcc.ca.gov/formspubs/app_rdh_fictitious.pdf

 

How To Start a Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation in California

Here are the 10 steps you must take to form the Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation:

  1. File the Articles of Incorporation with Secretary of State and pay the filing fee. The filing fee is currently $100. You must also state within its Articles of Incorporation that its purpose is “Dental Hygiene”.
  2. Register the Corporation with the Dental Hygiene Committee of California by providing the Committee with an original proof of your Articles of Incorporation from the Secretary of State.
  3. Conduct a corporate meeting where you will issue shares and elect officials and directors for the Professional Nursing Corporation
  4. Create custom Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation bylaws
  5. Apply for an EIN
  6. File the Statement of Information with the Secretary of State
  7. File Form 2553 for S-Corporation Tax Election for the Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation
  8. Pay California Corporate Taxes and Fees to the California Franchise Tax
  9. Register with the EDD if you will be hiring employees
  10. Apply for local business registration and licenses

If you’re interested in forming your California Professional Corporation, email me at ariel@mollaeilaw.com or talk to me directly at 424-256-6686

 

What To Do Next

While these following these steps above might seem straight forward, one mistake while creating your Professional Corporation can cause your corporation to be rejected by the Secretary of State, costing you money and time.

As a Business Lawyer for Professionals, I’ve assisted hundreds of professionals just like you start their Professional Registered Dental Hygienist In Alternative Practice Corporation and I can definitely help you with yours.

Looking to form your Professional Corporation?

Email me Ariel Moss Esq. at ariel@mollaeilaw.com or talk to me directly at 424-256-6686

Sam Mollaei, Esq.

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