If you’re a dentist in California, you SHOULD form a professional dental corporation taxed as an S-Corporation.
California law prohibits dentists from forming LLCs or traditional stock corporations for their dental practices. Instead, dentists 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. It may even lead to disciplinary actions from the Dental Board of California.
As a Business Lawyer for Dentists, I’ve assisted hundreds of dentists just like you start their Dentistry Professional Corporation and I can definitely help you start yours.
Professional Corporations for Dentists
If you’re a dentist in California, you must form a Professional Corporation, as designated by the California Secretary of State, to practice your profession as a dentist or to open your dental practice.