October 3, 2022

Real Examples of Difficult Dental Patients: Actual Calls Received by MLMIC

MLMIC receives a significant number of calls from policyholders and their office staff who are dealing with difficult situations. These calls can involve patients who are simply noncompliant, unruly patients and even family members who cause disruption in the office and threaten office staff. In every situation, MLMIC offered advice and was able to assist with resolving the situation appropriately.

July 18, 2022

How to Effectively Treat Difficult Dental Patients: Part 1

In almost every dentist’s practice, there are difficult dental patients. In this first installment in our new blog series, we will provide recommendations for treating patients who demand or abuse narcotics; are rude or threatening to the dental professionals; or are noncompliant. All patients, even difficult ones, must be evaluated and treated by their dentists until and unless they have been formally discharged from care.

November 10, 2021

Online Research vs. Physician Guidance: Are Patients Turning to the Internet Even More?

In addition to researching symptoms and health concerns ahead of seeking care, patients are also turning to Google following medical appointments or instead of disclosing information to their doctors altogether.