This choice is up to each individual dental practice and we advise each dentist to consult its liability carrier prior to making this decision.

2011 Wisconsin Act 93 relating to the creation of the right to carry concealed weapons in Wisconsin also allows the owners of private businesses to prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons on their premises as long as the prohibition is clearly posted at all entrances of the business.

Such posting must be done on signs that are at least 5 inches by 7 inches and are clearly visible to all individuals who enter the business.

Should a dental office choose to post these signs, they should be posted on bright paper and should include the following language: “In accordance with 2011 Wisconsin Act 93, this private business prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons on its premises.”