If you're a dentist called to a small claims court, resist the urge to handle the case yourself. In this blog, read two case studies from small claims trials against dentists who were represented by MLMIC and won their cases.
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 and handling patient complaints.
New York State dentists are invited to join us for several upcoming webinars this fall. The topics include common claims against dentists, a risk management overview and protecting your practice from clinical risks. Find the event details and how to register in this blog!
The number of dental professional liability cases filed in New York's small claims courts has significantly increased over the previous 10 years. In this blog, attorneys at Fager Amsler Keller and Schoppmann, LLP, describe what to do if a claim is filed against you and what to expect on your day in dental small claims court.
MLMIC encourages policyholders to review these important Risk Management Checklists on medication management, specifically, handling prescription medication to maximize patient safety. Be sure to view or download the checklist for use in your dental practice.
At the beginning of COVID-19, dental practices were initially seen as a particularly risky location to visit. After all, dentists work in patients' mouths, patients can't wear a mask during dental treatment and we've come to understand that SARS-CoV-2 is present in the mouth. However, recent research found that dental procedures during COVID-19 are not much riskier than taking a drink of water.
The healthcare sector has changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of those changes are here to stay. One of the most notable changes for dentists is the increased use of teledentistry. A study in Colombia aimed to study the impact of COVID-19 on dentists' knowledge and attitudes toward teledentistry. Here's what they found.
At some point in time, every dentist who owns his or her practice will contemplate selling, whether as an exit strategy, pathway to retirement or, occasionally, by necessity. Planning and closing your sale will take time, and beginning the process early will serve you, your employees and your buyer's future patients.
MLMIC encourages policyholders to review these important Risk Management Checklists on dentist-patient relationships, including guidance on properly discontinuing the dentist-patient relationship, treating patients with whom you have a close relationship, managing patient noncompliance and managing negative online reviews.
Residency can be very different from dental school. Having an idea of what to expect will help you start on a strong note. Read our top five tips for new or soon-to-be-new dentists as they prepare for residency.
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