Be Prepared: Five Tips for Dental Residency

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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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.

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Case Study: Good Documentation Leads to a Verdict for the Dentist

An adult patient with poor oral hygiene routinely visited a MLMIC-insured dentist for years. The poor home care led to extensive periodontal treatment, and the patient filed a lawsuit against the insured which eventually went to trial. Comprehensive documentation on the insured's part played a pivotal part in the defense. Find out what happened in this case study, complete with a legal perspective from Fager, Amsler, Keller & Schoppmann attorneys.

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Case Study: Poor Patient Relations and Prolonged Treatment Result in Large Settlement

An adult patient went to a MLMIC-insured orthodontist requesting treatment to make his teeth perfect. Seven years later, the patient filed a lawsuit claiming that the orthodontist's treatment was careless, reckless and contraindicated. What went wrong? Find out in this case study, complete with a legal and risk management perspective from a Fager, Amsler, Keller & Schoppmann attorney.

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ADA and Federal Government Align on Priorities to End Opioid Epidemic

The Biden-Harris Administration recently released its Statement of Drug Policy Priorities to continue the effort to end the opioid epidemic. The list works in tandem with the American Dental Association's similar goals to curb opioid use. Knowledge about opioid prescription misuse is crucial for dentists, who prescribe 1 in 10 opioid prescriptions in the United States.

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Periodontal Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s Biomarker, Study Finds

New research out of NYU College of Dentistry and Weill Cornell Medicine "adds to the growing evidence of a connection between periodontal disease and Alzheimer's" disease, Science Daily reports. The findings show the importance of the oral microbiome and may offer clues for preventing Alzheimer's.

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Reflecting on the Past Year: Lessons From COVID-19 for Dentists

COVID-19 has forced substantial shifts in how dentists, and many professionals, work every day. Over the past year, dentists have had a chance to reexamine the way they practice and determine if those habits still make sense in the face of a threat like COVID-19. In a recent article, Dr. Lauren Patton reflects on the teachings of 2020. Read about the lessons she learned during the pandemic.

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Full Circle With Dr. Chad Gehani: From Mumbai to Queens

From humble beginnings in Mumbai, India, to leadership roles at every level of organized dentistry, Dr. Chad Gehani is the epitome of a heartwarming success story and a man with a full personal and professional life. Serving as president of the ADA through October 2020, Dr. Gehani led the charge to keep dentists apprised of ever-changing information as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold and provided guidelines and strategies as dental practices began to reopen. We asked Dr. Gehani to share some of his experiences, as well as his thoughts on why membership is important to both the individual dentist and the profession.

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