July 12, 2021

Risk Management Checklists for Dentists: Patient Communication

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review these important Risk Management Checklists for Dentists on patient communication, including guidance on after-hours calls, communication between consulting and referring dentists, sharing test results and communicating with low health literacy patients.

May 3, 2021

Study Shows Potential of Dental Practices for Public Health Surveillance

A recent study published in the Journal of Dental Research marks the first COVID-19 testing survey of asymptomatic patients in a dental setting. The paper showed the potential for dental offices to be viable and powerful locations for public health surveillance. The authors of the study identified dental offices as a good location for research for several reasons.

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April 19, 2021

Study Shows the Mouth is an Important Site for COVID-19 Infection

The oral cavity is an important site for COVID-19 infection, a recent study in Nature Medicine found. The researchers set out to better understand the “involvement of the oral cavity” in COVID-19. What they found has implications for the growing understanding of COVID-19 and the continued global effort to reduce the transmission of the virus.

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November 15, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Communicating and Following-Up Critical Test Results

The communication of test results is an important part of providing care and may involve various healthcare professionals. Test results may be over-looked, lost, or scanned into the wrong record. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

September 20, 2020

Risk Management Checklists: Patient Communication

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review these important Risk Management Checklists on patient communication, including guidance on after hours calls, communication between consulting and referring physicians, sharing test results and communicating with low health literacy patients.

July 20, 2020

Risk Management Checklists: Healthcare Office Policies

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review these important Risk Management Checklists on office policies, including guidance on maintaining patient confidentiality, tracking test results, following up on missed or cancelled appointments, using chaperones or scribes and handling patient complaints.