How does the RTC work for Dentists?
Dentists are routinely presented with unique challenges requiring the use of the latest technologies and the need for innovation. While dental implants and today’s root canal procedures may seem standard practice compared to just 20 years ago, dentistry continues to require experimentation, analysis and modification of procedures, products and innovative treatment plans for patients.
Why are so many dentists not taking advantage of this program?
- They are not aware of the program
- They are not aware that many of their daily activities qualify
- They think they need to be “high-tech” to qualify
- They do not know how to prepare a submission
What qualifies for the credit?
Whereas many ‘routine’ dental procedures do not qualify for the R&D tax credit, Dentists who under take the following types of activities may be able to benefit from 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 (i.e. reducing procedure time)
- Utilizing new technologies Creating and testing prototypes
- Experimenting with alternative materials or attachment systems
- Involved in scientific studies, such as sleep apnea, oral cancer or oral diseases
- Investigating bio-compatibility of materials and strengths of designs