24 January 2012
My dental nurse has been with my practice for ten years and she has asked if she could buy into the business which is now registered as a dental body corporate. Is that legal?
Apart from consulting all the current owners of the business, there is nothing to prevent your nurse from becoming a director. Following on from the 2005 Section 60 Order amendment to The Dentists' Act, both dentists and registered dental care professionals (DCPs) can now be directors of dental bodies corporate (DBCs).
The financial and administrative advantages and disadvantages of each are well documented in the latest BDA advice sheet B6, but these issues are business matters which fall beyond the remit of Dental Protection.
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