Attorneys are needed to handle dental practice sales and transitions. However, there is no advantage to having the same attorney represent both sides, including saving money. So hire your own attorney!
Most dentists don’t have the need to interact with attorneys on a regular basis. They probably had an attorney draw up their corporation or LLC, or they might have had an attorney draft an associate agreement or non-compete when they hired a new dentist. They might reach out for help if they have some employment issues with staff, and they’ll probably need to talk to an attorney when it’s time to sell their practice.