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Posted 1/31/2018 by Synergy Consultants CPAs in Dental Business & Legal Symposium   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 10
Synergy Consultants & CPAs is pleased to announce our 3rd annual Dental Business & Legal Symposium Friday, October 26th, from 8AM- 5PM and Saturday, October 27th, from 8AM-1PM MGM National Harbor Hotel in Oxon Hill, Maryland(Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided)  Our 2-day event will...  Read More
Posted 10/5/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 81
Legal Issues in Endodontics
The following questions should be discussed as potential areas of litigation in endodontic treatment:    Was there a misdiagnosis or treatment on the wrong tooth         Did the tooth develop pulpitis and who was responsible?         Did good radiographic technique occur         Was a rubber dam...  Read More
Posted 10/3/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 56
Employee Interviewing Dos and Don'ts
 There are numerous state and federal anti-discrimination laws designed to assure that employers hire based upon skill, rather than stereotypes. Below is a list of questions that employers should avoid when conducting a new employee interview:    What's your race?    What is your national origin? ...  Read More
Posted 9/25/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 50
The 72 Hour Bombshell
In this exciting excerpt from the 2017 Hinman, Stuart J. Oberman, Esq. of Oberman Law Firm discusses the importance of understanding the 72 Hour Rule, or as he call it, the 72 Hour "Bombshell." 72 Hour Bombshell   Read More
Posted 9/14/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 46
The Steps Involved in a Practice Transition
The process of a dental practice transition involves several different contracts. Typically, after the practice owner has selected a potential buyer, that buyer will want to obtain financial or operational information about the practice. Before providing a buyer with confidential practice...  Read More
Posted 9/7/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 35
Anti-Kickback Laws
The Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law are Federal laws that prohibit someone from knowingly or willfully offering, paying or receiving anything of value for a referralExamples of prohibited activities include:?Waiving a co-payment or deductible?Accepting payment that is different from fair market...  Read More
Posted 8/10/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 55
Practical Guide to Creating an Employee Manual
In the last few weeks, we have received more and more questions as to what additional provisions should be included in an Employee Manual, over and above the "standard" provisions. As a result, outlined below are certain provisions which should be included in every Employee Manual.Employee...  Read More
Posted 8/8/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 91
Signed Informed Consent Forms: A Must
Informed consent is critical to clear and comprehensive patient communication. Dental patients should be well informed on the results of examinations, problems or potential problems.State laws guide the implementation of formal, written informed consent. All dental procedures should be performed...  Read More
Posted 6/2/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 35
"Must Do" HR Compliance Checklist Series- Employee Pay
<html xmlns:fb="http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml">"Must Do" HR Compliance Checklist Series: Part 2 - Employee Pay ...  Read More
Posted 6/1/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 34
"Must Do" HR Compliance Checklist Series - Hiring
<html xmlns:fb="http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml">"Must Do" HR Compliance Checklist Series: Part 1 - Hiring ...  Read More
Posted 11/18/2016 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 138
Dental Treatment Planning
Oberman Law Firm – Pinhas Adar and Treatment PlanningDENTAL SERIES:Pinhas Adar of Adar Dental Network, is a guest as part of our on-going Podcast series featuring the leaders in the dental industry. Listen to hear our discussion on: Why a lab is so important regarding treatment planning. ? ...  Read More
Posted 10/18/2016 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 131
Dental Embezzlement: Fraud in Dental Practices
Oberman Law Firm – David Harris and Dental EmbezzlementDENTAL SERIES:David Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Prosperident, isa guest as part of our on-going podcast series featuring the leaders in the dental industry. Prosperident is the world’s largest dental embezzlement...  Read More
Posted 9/2/2015 by lamasterlaw in Legal Topics from the Dental Attorney   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 589
Importance of Dental Graduate's Associate Agreements
This is an article that I recently wrote for graduates. We can start the conversation regarding Associate Agreements here.Graduating dental school is a great accomplishment. With graduation comes excitement, new beginnings, and potential for making money. Yet, it also comes with some anxiety, large...  Read More
Posted 5/18/2015 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 116
Withholding Pay after Termination of Employees
Many dentists do more than practice dentistry: they own, run, and manage a business. Unfortunately, employee termination is often a necessary part of running a successful practice. Many dentists inquire as to whether it is permissible to withhold a former employee's pay when a former employee has...  Read More
Posted 1/28/2015 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 138
VICARIOUS LIABILITY OF DENTAL STAFF MEMBERS
In today's legal environment, a owner of adental practice may be vicariously liable for the errors and omissions of staff members. As a general rule, the risks are clinical in nature, however, a substantial amount of errors or omissions occur as a result of miscommunication. In matters of...  Read More
Posted 12/3/2014 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 121
Practice Data Security Policy and Standards
Every employee needs to understand his or her obligation in order to protect patient data. Employees also need clear expectations about behavior when it comes to their interaction with sensitive patient data. For that to happen, every practice should have a data security policy. The policy should...  Read More

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