Category Archives: Legal

Starting a new dental practice checklist

Starting a new dental practice? If you’re opening a new dental practice, there are many things to consider, including licenses, local requirements, supplies, insurance, infection control and OSHA, just to name a few. This checklist and related resources can be used as a starting point to address many of the issues dentists encounter when opening new practices. For… Read More »

Learn how to navigate the regulatory environment

The regulatory environment is full of ever-changing regulations that can make it difficult for dentists to ensure they’re up-to-date on, and in compliance with, the many regulations that need to be followed in the practice. To make it easier for dentists to become more knowledgeable about certain key federal regulations, the ADA Council on Dental Practice is sponsoring… Read More »

Webinar: Third-party payer contract – The most important decision

One of most important decisions any dentist will make is whether to participate in a managed care dental plan or not. There are several considerations when making this decision: Register Now for the webinar, Third-Party Payer Contract: The Most Important Decision. This webinar will discuss common contractual clauses within third-party payer contracts and their potential implications. In addition,… Read More »

As dentists, we step into the public spotlight (whether we want to or not)

One day, I was searching my name on Google (don’t act like I’m the only one that does that), and I saw some interesting things come up that made a few light bulbs go off in my head. The first thing was my name on some website about rating your doctor. I never filled out a profile on… Read More »

Employee Handbooks: You don’t need one, until you REALLY need one

When starting a new practice, you look for every possibility to keep costs down. You are already concerned with paying the loan for the practice, your rent and your staff on top of personal expenses such as dental school loans, home mortgage, etc. Whenever there is a non-immediate expense, you look to postpone it, which is what happened… Read More »

Employment agreements: The devil’s in the details

Congratulations! You finished dental school and received an offer to join a practice. That’s terrific news. Or maybe you’re in the position of offering employment to another dentist. Either way, before you put your John Hancock on any contract you’ll want to do your best to understand the provisions and key legal terms. While dental school taught you… Read More »