Dental Billing Laws for Dentists Dentalrevu

In order to be successful as a dentist, you must know the dental billing laws. Find out what they are and how they affect you.

This advice is being provided by the Board of Dentistry to inform dental billing laws  and regulations in effect regarding the obligations of Minnesota-licensed dentists when working for a professional firm, assigning tasks to others, hiring dentists, and being aware of the unauthorized practice of dentistry. Current license holders may receive advice from the Board regarding how to apply the dental billing laws and regulations that the Board has the authority to enforce. Any court or other adjudicatory body is not bound by the advice provided here.

Background of Dental Billing Laws


Delivery of dental healthcare has changed dramatically during the past ten years. There has been a surge in group practices and dentist-owned businesses that have been incorporated as professional firms; many of these businesses enter into agreements with vendors or third parties to provide business support services. This article is intended to answer frequently asked questions about regulatory topics that we heard from dentists and other licensees offering dental billing services in situations where professional firms are present.

The chosen legislation and regulations listed below are meant to serve as quick references for licensees to help them comprehend their obligations as Minnesota licensees in terms of both the law and their profession. Each dental and allied dental professional licensee, regardless of their roles as owners, partners, or employees, is fully responsible for compliance with all statutes and rules. This advice does not cover all legal requirements.

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