Category Archives: Legal

Compensation as an employee or associate dentist

New dentists often enter the profession as employees or associates. The method to determine compensation for these positions varies from office to office. Here are a few common threads to help you think through what might be an attractive compensation agreement, according to the ADA Center for Professional Success. Please note: for purposes of this article, the terms associate… Read More »

Negotiating on your own terms: What new grads need to know about contracts – Part 1

Editor’s note: This blog post, republished with permission, originally appeared in IgniteDDS on Jan. 25, 2017. There it is. A block of legal jargon, intimidation at its finest, sitting there adorning your desk, looking you smack dab in the eye. Hello 27 pages of traps and worry and signing over my life. Nice to meet you. That is… Read More »

Webinar: Advocacy and third party issues

Dental benefits and third party issues are typically rated as one of the most critical concerns confronting dentists. ADA staff often receive questions as to what the ADA is doing to help dentists when it comes to working with dental benefit plans. The ADA has been and continues to be extremely active in advocating for dentistry. In this… Read More »

New HIPAA fact sheet available

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Office of Civil Rights have a new fact sheet that breaks down how providers are permitted to share electronic protected health information with public health agencies without obtaining an individual’s written authorization, according to ADA News. For more information, check… Read More »

Strategies for an unwanted contract in your dental practice

If you find yourself in a position where you wish to terminate a contract early, do you know the proper protocol? Do you know the consequences of early termination? These are questions you should have the answer to prior to signing a contract. The ADA legal team has provided a quick video and some advice on what a… Read More »

Signing the contract: Understanding PPOs

Dental benefits and third party issues are typically rated as one of the most critical concerns confronting dentists. ADA staff often receive questions from dentists regarding specific managed care contract issues. The ADA has been, and continues to be, extremely active in advocating for dentistry and educating dentists on the nuances of signing managed care agreements. This webinar… Read More »