RM Matters

This article series is shared online and in select dental publications. Each article explores a single developing topic in risk management.

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Lag in License Renewal Can Spell Trouble

General Liability

Waiting until the last minute to renew dental licenses can have unintended consequences for dental practices, so planning ahead is a must.

Make Reasonably Careful Plans, Then Vacation

General Liability

Before dentists can say bon voyage to staff, they must make “reasonably careful” arrangements for emergency patient care while away.

License Needed to Play Movies in Your Practice

General Liability

Showing movies during treatment can calm uneasy patients, but before pressing play, dentists need to obtain a public performance license.

Minimizing Vicarious Liability for Employee Actions

General Liability

A methodical hiring process and clearly defined roles and expectations can help protect dentists from negligent behavior from staff.

Dating a patient? Refer First


You can’t always avoid Cupid’s arrow, but you can avoid potential liability by referring the patient to another practice first.

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