From making employment decisions, to risk management strategies, to choosing a professional liability carrier, our "Tips for New Dentists" series has covered important information as you prepare for your first year of practice. Now, we want to focus on that very first day. What can you do to make it as smooth as possible? Here's how to set yourself up for success.
Risk management should be an integral component of dental practice. Establishing reliable policies and procedures in dental practices is vital for dentists to enhance patient safety and reduce the risk of exposure to claims of negligence. There are many strategies dentists can implement, but here are three which we consider to be the most important.
Dentists have to make many big decisions about their first years in practice, from what type of employment model would they prefer to how many vacation days they get. Many of these considerations need to be negotiated for the employment contract. We outlined a few of the most important things dentists should consider about their career.
As a new dentist starting out in practice, one of the key decisions you will make is selecting a dental professional liability carrier. Importantly, you want a professional liability carrier that offers more than just protection against claims. You want a carrier that offers stability and financial security, and one that provides the service and resources that will support you and your practice throughout your career.