Prioritizing job duty training over educating new employees about crucial office policies can lead to miscommunication and increased risk of misconduct. Minimize risk by documenting your practice’s employment policies, with resources from...
Patient safety remains a top priority for practice owners and dental teams; however, the dental office can often be a fast-paced working environment with various distractions that can impede best safety practices. Dental teams should be reminded...
Dental professionals face a number of challenges in securing consent for oral care, but there are specific consent and documentation considerations when caring for older adults.
Data loss can happen to any practice, at any time, so it is critical that dentists ensure their backup systems are providing real-time protection and functioning properly.
Surveillance cameras are becoming more common in dental offices. Be aware of the HIPAA and privacy regulations surrounding their use, as well as basic recording guidelines for practice owners.
Taking shortcuts on charting, such as using pre-established templates, may seem like a convenient time-saver, but it can leave patients unhappy and lead to potential liability claims.
Make informed decisions about medications and prescription-strength dental products and prevent negative drug interactions, allergic reactions and adverse effects with accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive health history forms.
Just as dental offices have an obligation to prevent financial identity theft by protecting patients’ personal data, so too do they have an obligation to prevent medical identity theft. Learn simple steps to take at the front desk to ensure...
Spring is a prime time to organize your practice and review patient charts for current and accurate information. Learn key considerations to guide your process.
Providing patients with detailed treatment plans that outline all options and associated costs can help practice owners mitigate any potential risks.