50-State Employment Services Industry Licensing Guide
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Dental Staffing Agency License

Learn how to obtain and maintain a dental staffing agency license in all 50 states.

Starting or Expanding a Dental Staffing Agency

The dental staffing industry is a niche market. Companies can offer temporary and permanent staffing solutions. Agencies provide employers with dental professionals, administrative staff, and secretarial staff.

Adhering to business registration requirements is key to maintaining your legal authority to provide employment services. The process to register your business will depend on your state’s requirements. In general, you will go through the following steps:

  • Learn your state’s business registration and licensing requirements.
  • Decide on a business name and entity structure.
  • Apply for a federal tax identification number from the Internal Revenue Service and register with the Secretary of State.
  • Obtain necessary types of insurance, including general liability, commercial auto, and workers’ compensation.
  • Research license and registration renewal requirements and prepare to keep your business compliant.

Dental staffing agencies are typically required to register with the Department of Labor. You will likely need to gather all relevant documentation, including financial statements, proof of a commercial activity license, a business plan, and more.

If you are concerned about managing the business registration process on your own, you can seek guidance from the business licensing experts at Harbor Compliance. With our full service compliance solutions, we offer support through all of the stages of the corporate life cycle and can provide access to expert software insights. We make preparing and filing applications easy and handle communication with government agencies on your behalf. With our software, you can track your registration status, license numbers, filing history, fees, and renewals 24/7.

Obtaining a Dental Staffing Agency License

The licensing process for a dental staffing agency follows registration or foreign qualification with the Secretary of State. Employment services licenses are split into three categories: employment agencies, staffing agencies, and talent agencies. Dental staffing agencies typically require a staffing agency license.

Licensing requirements for dental staffing agencies vary by state. It is essential to verify the process in your state to ensure you are prepared every step of the way. In addition to the application, there are also fees for initial licensing – the average is $550 for the license and $500 for filing.

You will also need to appoint a registered agent to receive notices of lawsuits and other legal or government notices. To manage those tasks more efficiently, Harbor Compliance offers licensing management software and managed services to help simplify the application process, allowing you to focus on other aspects of running your business.

Maintenance and Renewal

Most states and cities require licenses to be renewed on an annual or biennial basis. Renewal ensures your business complies with all state and local regulations. Renewal fees vary, averaging around $250, so it is a good idea to be aware of what you may owe to keep your business in good standing.

If you are currently operating a dental staffing agency and are looking to outsource your maintenance and renewal duties, Harbor Compliance can help. License Manager allows professionals to maintain their licenses by automating repetitive tasks such as tracking renewals and compliance deadlines. Through License Manager, you can also access LicenseIQ™ – our extensive, proprietary database of nationwide licensing requirements – to research the requirements for the states in which you work. Contact our licensing experts today to learn more.

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Employee Leasing Company - Enter into leasing contracts with other businesses that require labor. The leasing company loans its workers to the lessee while still providing specified responsibilities, such as workers compensation insurance, to the employees. This includes long term (6 months or more) temporary arrangements but often excludes temporary help arrangements. Unlike professional employer organizations, employee leasing companies are contracted when an employer needs to hire staff and does not want to handle human resources responsibilities.

Employment Agency - An entity that, for compensation, procures or attempts to procure employment for a person.

Professional Employer Organization - PEOs take on the human resources role for businesses and act as a co-employer in the sense that the client company's workers are administratively employees of the PEO but functionally these employees are controlled by the client company. Unlike employee leasing companies, PEOs are contracted when an employer already has staff and does not want to handle human resources responsibilities.

Staffing Agency - An entity that procures temporary or part-time employment for a person who then works under the supervision of a worksite employer.

Talent Agency - An entity that, for compensation, procures or attempts to procure employment or placement for an artist. (Certain art forms are excluded)

American Staffing Association
Staffing, recruiting, and workforce solution industry advocacy group.

National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS)
Education and training oriented association for personnel services providers.

National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
Provides advocacy efforts, information, and other services to members of the employment industry.

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