Brian A. Colao

Member & Director of the Dental Service Organizations Industry Group


Topic: Review & Analysis of the current DSO Marketplace

Topic Description: 

Brian Colao has been a leader in the legal landscape of DSO for many years. His experience and insight is unmatched and we are excited to have him at Scaling Up once again. Come hear as Brian gives an in depth analysis of the DSO marketplace and learn what you can do to maximize the value of your organization and find new areas of opportunity to grow your business.”

Brian’s Bio:

Brian is the Director of Dykema’s DSO Industry Group.  He is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities in the United States on the corporate practice of dentistry, illegal fee splitting and related regulations, including advertising, laboratory, patient finance, billing, HIPAA, credentialing, permit and licensure, and labor law regulations affecting dental practices.

Brian specializes in the representation of DSOs nationwide in the following areas:

  •      Creating regulatory compliant business models and conducting ongoing compliance on a broad range of issues affecting DSOs;
  •      Defending DSOs in all manner of litigation and regulatory actions including Dental Board Investigations, State Attorney General Investigations, Federal Investigations, and private legal proceedings involving affiliated doctors; and
  •      Assisting Private Equity Investors in buying, selling or investing in DSOs.

        Brian currently has clients in 46 states and has appeared before 37 separate state dental boards. Brian got his start in this industry approximately 15 years ago when he represented a group of 90 orthodontists in litigation with OrthAlliance, Inc. and Orthodontic Centers of America and handled cases of first impression involving the corporate practice of dentistry and fee splitting in 18 states that resulted in legal opinions that defined and established the law in this area.