Employee Misclassifications: Demystifying the 1099 vs. W2 Debate in Dentistry

CE Course #7

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About this event


Please note your TIME ZONE!

This Course is a Live Webinar and will be live-streamed:

7:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm CT, 5:00 pm MT, 4:00 pm AZ, 4:00 pm PT

“Can I be a 1099 hygienist?” “What do I lose if I’m not classified as a W-2 worker?” “I accidentally misclassified an employee. How do I fix this?” Crystal Spring, Executive Director of Smiles Across Montana and Relationship Development Manager for onDiem, answers all these questions and more. Learn why dental hygienists and assistants must be classified as W-2 employees, how misclassification hurts both the professional and the practice, and what you can do to stay protected and compliant. 

Attendees of this course will learn:

  • Employee classifications

  • The risks and repercussions of misclassification

  • Classification criteria: The IRS 3-factor test, state-level tests for classification, and state dental practice acts

  • How to avoid misclassification, what to do if you’ve been misclassified, and ways to correct the inadvertent misclassification of an employee

Speaker: Crystal Spring, Executive Director & Founder, Smile Across Montana
Relationship Development Manager for Dental Hygiene, onDiem

Crystal Spring is an oral health clinician, educator, advocate, and speaker. She started her own mobile dental hygiene business and later founded Smiles Across Montana (SAM), a non-profit mobile preventative dental organization, to provide crucial oral care and education. SAM travels to schools, nursing homes, and more across the entire state of Montana, with a focus on rural and native lands. They offer preventive, diagnostic, and palliative oral healthcare, along with critical education. Most recently, Crystal joined onDiem, a dental staffing platform, to cement key strategic relationships and partnerships within the dental hygiene community.