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Professional responsibility in dentistry: A practical guide to law and ethics.. Joseph P. Graskemper. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.. True cases (throughout the book) show real examples of professional and ethical issues facing the practicing dentist. The contents of the book integrate various aspects of professionalism, ethics, law, and practice management and is written by a practicing dentist with a law degree, with perspectives on both the legal and dental aspects of ethical and professionals questions.  

(Call No. Dental 078-012)

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Law and risk management in dental practice. Burton R. Pollack. Quintessence; 2002. This book presents all the information practicing dentists need to know to protect themselves, their employees, and their practice in the US judicial system. The reader will learn the proper way to take medical and dental histories, keep patient records, and employ risk management techniques. The text also provides helpful pointers regarding what to do (and what not to do) when sued and how to behave during depositions and while giving testimony in court. Also covered are topics such as contract law; informed consent and informed refusal; the difference between negligence, malpractice, and breach of contract; standards of care; and transfer of liability. Recommended reading for all dental practitioners.

(Call No. Dental 078-011)

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Risk management in general dental practice. Raj Rattan and John Tiernan. Quintessence; 2004. The 10 chapters, written by two well respected dento-legal writers and lecturers, cover: the basics of understanding risk and risk management; ethical considerations; and the application of these theories to areas of general practice where problems occur with unerring frequency. These areas are consent, the dentist-patient relationship, clinical records, clinical negligence, handling complaints and the more general concepts of business risk.

(Call No. Dental 078-009)

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Guide to dental front office administration. Prentice Hall; 2009. The book provides readers with all the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to achieve success as a dental administrator. The book introduces readers to the dental practice, before proceeding on to the more in-depth procedures and practices of the dental front office. All aspects of the dental front office environment are covered. Content includes a variety of subjects such as creating new charts, welcoming patients, tooth morphology, stress and time management, communication, the billing process, as well as appointment setting and call-backs. Dental Assistants/ Administrators or anyone interested in how to run an office in the Dental field.

(Call No. Dental 078-010)

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Practice management for the dental team. Betty Ladley Finkbeiner. Mosby-Elsevier; 2011. Learn the business skills you need to run a dental office. The book is the most comprehensive dental practice management book on the market, and includes software exercises for a realistic office experience. This unique text provides step-by-step instructions for performing essential dental office skills, from managing patients to running the business. It covers all aspects of law and ethics, technology, communications, and business office systems.

(Call No. Dental 078-008)

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