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.

January 1, 2021

Risk Management Tip: Discontinuing the Physician–Patient Relationship Properly

Once the physician-patient relationship is established, physicians have a legal and ethical obligation to provide patients with care. However, there may be circumstances when it is no longer appropriate to continue the physician-patient relationship. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.