Q: In AZ, when forming a new dental practice entity, if choosing an LLC is it required to be a PLLC?
A: The 'P' stands for "professional." Any business that is owned by a licensed professional that will be conducting the type of business for which the owner is licensed must be filed as a professional limited liability company. So, for a licensed dentist to open an LLC providing dental services, it would have to be a PLLC. If, on the other hand, you were forming a company to do something completely unrelated (a side-business) that isn't related to dentistry, you could form a regular LLC.
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