The Dental 401k Plan

Mitchell Tuchman, The Dental 401k Plan
Speaker: Mitchell Tuchman
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
This article details how dental practice owners can implement and manage a best-of-breed 401(k) plan. This includes methods to achieve lower costs and better returns, and how to reduce personal legal ...more
  • Released: 11/2/2020
  • Expiration Date: 11/2/2023
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 550.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

This article details how dental practice owners can implement and manage a best-of-breed 401(k) plan. This includes methods to achieve lower costs and better returns, and how to reduce personal legal risk for the dental owner/operator. Fees and returns are the primary way many business owners measure the worthiness of a 401(k) plan. Often, however, trust in the recommendations of a family member, close friend or longtime professional relationship affects how one chooses a 401(k) provider—for better or worse. While fees and returns are important, there are many additional issues related to 401(k) management that small business owners, including dentists, are generally unaware of. To run a truly successful 401(k) plan, it is important to consider a number of lesser-known risk factors that can leave dentists out of pocket and liable to lawsuits.

Description of Speaker:
Mitchell Tuchman is a managing director at Rebalance and serves as the firm’s chief investment officer. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and is a frequent guest on CNBC, PBS/WealthTrack with Consuelo Mack and CNN. Tuchman is regularly featured in major financial publications, including The New York Times, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. He is also a regular contributor to MarketWatch. Email:

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Understand the impact of high fees, which fees are reasonable and the effect of compounding.
  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of different investment vehicles.
  • Understand the meaning of the term fiduciary and recognize who acts as the fiduciary on a 401(k) plan.
  • Understand the risks that practice owners face when acting as the fiduciary on their own 401(k) plan.

The author declares that in the past 12 months, he has had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with Rebalance.

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American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD Credit Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022. Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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