Dentists Can Now Treat their Spouses in Ontario

July 21st, 2014

Ivan Merrow, Summer Law Student As of July 11, 2014 dentists are able to treat their spouses in Ontario. The change is due to a regulation passed by the Ontario Legislature that puts the Regulated Health Professions Amendment Act (Spousal Exception), 2013 (the “Act”) into force. The regulation is a welcome change for dentists, particularly […]


Dental Lawyers at the Ontario Dental Association’s AS …

June 16th, 2014

Ivan Merrow, Summer Law Student Devry Smith Frank LLP’s dental lawyers were proud to attend the 147th Annual Spring Meeting (“ASM”) of the Ontario Dental Association on May 8 and 9, 2014. The ASM boasts over 11,000 attendees every year, including dentists, dental hygienists, dental students, technologists, and dental assistants. The event was held in […]


Restrictive Covenants in Dental Associate Agreements

November 11th, 2013

Restrictive covenants form an integral part of associate agreements and offer a degree of protection in dental law to the goodwill interests of the owner-dentist. What is a Restrictive Covenant A restrictive covenant is a contractual promise to refrain from doing something. In the context of an associate agreement, these promises typically take the form […]


Associate Agreements

September 17th, 2013

Whether structured as an employment agreement or as an independent contractor agreement, a well thought-out associate agreement will clarify the working relationship between the employer dentist and the associate dentist. As with any other contract, Associate Agreements must clearly set out the arrangement between the parties. Identifying the parties’ respective rights, roles and responsibilities may […]


Locum Tenens Agreements: An Ounce of Prevention is Wort …

August 13th, 2013

Building a successful dental practice takes a lot of time and money. The slightest disruption can cause significant damage to a practice. Planning for the unexpected is the best way to minimize possible disruptions and to protect a practice that may have taken several years to build. Locum tenens agreements are perhaps the most useful […]

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