The Art of Dental Finance and Management

Learn How Dentists Can Save Thousands of Dollars with Research and Development Tax Credits

September 16, 2020 | Podcast

Dentists may be able to take advantage of the research and development tax credit (R&D) that other industries have benefitted from for years. These R&D tax credits can amount to dollar-for-dollar savings on federal (and possibly state) income tax, in addition to the deduction of your research and development costs. The R&D tax credit has the potential to give dentists substantial tax-savings and strengthen their financial health, in addition to developing innovative new ways to practice dentistry.

Art speaks in depth about the research and development tax credit for dentists with Joe Stoddard, CPA and Heidi Lanin, J.D. from the Eide Bailly R&D Tax Credit team in this episode of The Art of Dental Finance and Management podcast. They discuss valuable details about this little-known opportunity for dentists and outline some of the criteria to qualify for R&D tax credits. If you are already implementing any of these types of innovative activities in your practice, you could be a good candidate for the R&D tax credit:

  • Working on complex cases/procedures.
  • Utilizing an on-site milling machine or in-house lab.
  • Creating new or improved processes, techniques, or methods.
  • Utilizing new technologies.
  • Creating and testing prototypes.
  • Experimenting with alternative materials or attachment systems.

Find out if your practice might be eligible for the R&D tax credit by completing our short Dental R&D questionnaire. A member of our team will be in contact to talk about the benefit of the R&D tax credit for you.

If you have questions about tax planning or dental finance issues, Art is here to help you. His contact information is or 657.279.3243. More information about the Eide Bailly dental team can be found at

Let’s see look at how to run your dental practice more effectively.


Joe Stoddard, CPA
Eide Bailly
Heidi Lanin, JD
Senior Tax Manager
Eide Bailly


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