Hygienist &Therapist Contracts

Dentists, their associates and their hygienists should always formalise their working relationship in a written agreement.

This not only makes everyone aware of their rights and responsibilities, and sets out how any disputes would be settled, it also provides evidence of the terms of the relationship if there are ever any internal or external disputes, investigations or enquiries.

A properly drafted agreement should cover subjects including financial arrangements, bad debts, goodwill, dispute resolution and an exit strategy.

An agreement copied from another practice might not be entirely relevant, or provide adequate safeguards, for your specific practice and its associates/hygienists. NHS, private, mixed and specialist cosmetic or restorative practices all need their own distinct type of agreement.

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As with associates, the majority of hygienists in general practice work on a self-employed basis on similar principles to associates. It is therefore vitally important to have a formal written agreement in place drafted by an expert dental solicitor.

For more help and advice with hygienist and therapist contracts, please contact the dental law team on 01283 526200, alternatively you can send us a message and one of our specialist solicitors will be in touch.

GDS Contracts & PDS Agreements

There are currently two types of contract for NHS dentists, the General Dental Services (GDS) contract and the Personal Dental Services (PDS) agreement.
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Incorporating Your Dental Practice

Many dentists choose to incorporate their practice. This means that instead of operating as sole traders or partnerships, the practice is run by a company – a separate legal entity with limited liability.
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Employment Contract & HR Policies

Every practice needs to ensure that its contracts, staff handbooks, policies and procedures are up to date and legally compliant.
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Hygienist & Therapist Contracts

Dentists, their associates and their hygienists should always formalise their working relationship in a written agreement.
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Associate Agreements

If you invite an associate dentist to join your practice – even if they are a friend or colleague you have known over many years – it is important to have a written contract in place.
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Expense Sharing Agreements

Some dentists opt for a formal expense sharing agreement as an alternative to drawing up a traditional partnership.
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Partnership Agreements

Our specialist dental team at Else Solicitors is experienced in all legal aspects of owning, running, managing and working in a dental practice.
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Dental Practices For Sale Or Purchase

The regulatory framework around dentistry means that buying or selling a dental practice is quite different to buying and selling a business of any other type.
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We will use the full range of options available to us; from mediation and negotiation to court action at whatever level is appropriate.

To speak to one of our trusted professionals contact us on 01283 526200. Alternatively, you can send us a message and we will get in touch at a time that suits you.