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Posted 1 day ago by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6
Steps to Reduce Data Security Breaches
    Install, maintain, and update security software and hardware.    Encrypt your emails, servers, and all portable devices.    Make sure you have the latest versions of your software programs.    Perform regular backups.    Don't open unsolicited web links.    Use caution when opening...  Read More
Posted 5/15/2018 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 15
Avoiding Malpractice Claims Through Documentation
                                                            Follow these 5 documentation tips to avoid future malpractice allegations:                Always maintain thorough and detailed records of care, patient communication, and communication with additional providers.    Create a standardized...  Read More
Posted 5/2/2018 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 38
Top 10 Mistakes that Dentists Make
Top 10 Mistakes that Dentists MakeIn this podcast, Stuart J. Oberman, Esq. of Oberman Law Firm breaks down the top 10 mistakes that he has seen dentists make over the course of their careers. Avoid these common legal pitfalls in the dental profession, and keep your dental practice running smoothly.  Read More
Posted 4/24/2018 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 13
Employment Practices Liability Protection (EPL) Tips
Minimize your risk for employment practices liability claims by implementing the following policies and procedures in your practice:    Always keep an updated employee handbook, and regularly review the handbook with staff.    Always fairly and consistently enforce policies.    As an employer,...  Read More
Posted 4/17/2018 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 22
2018 Employee Manual Updates
The beginning of a new year marks a new wave of change, so start the new year off fresh by reviewing your employee manual. A lot can change over the course of a year between practice growth, technological innovation, and new labor law regulations. Below is a list of some 2018 updates to consider...  Read More
Posted 4/10/2018 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 25
The Department of Labor Audit Process
A U.S. Department of Labor audit may come as a shock to many employers. Knowing the audit process can better prepare your entity for an auditor's unexpected visit.AUDIT NOTIFICATION:The Office of the Inspector General usually provides a written announcement prior to the audit's scheduled start...  Read More
Posted 3/27/2018 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 14
Top 5 Mistakes Made by Practice Startups
Excitement surrounds the establishment of a new practice, and unfortunately, many legal aspects involved in starting a new practice become ignored as ideas build. The list below depicts 5 of the most common mistakes that we see entrepreneurs and start-ups make:1. Failure to establish a clear...  Read More
Posted 3/6/2018 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 21
Correctly Respond to a Cyber Attack
As technological advancements increase daily, our dependence on technology continues to positively correlate with this trend. Practices implement technology to streamline administrative tasks, gather patient data, organize and store patient health records, manage finances, and other tasks to...  Read More
Posted 3/1/2018 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 15
Cyber Security: The Unknown Risk
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq. of Oberman Law Firm discusses Cyber Security, "the unknown risk." Learn how to protect yourself from damaging data breaches that could jeopardize patient information.Cyber Security - The Unknown Risk  Read More
Posted 2/20/2018 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 19
Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams
Within the past few years, phishing emails have become increasingly difficult to detect. However, recognizing similar characteristics in phishing scams helps avoid becoming the victim. If you answer 'yes' to any of the questions below, you may be looking at a potential phishing scam.1. Does the...  Read More
Posted 2/13/2018 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 16
Types of Phishing Scams
Phishing scams typically fall into one of these 5 categories:1. Deceptive PhishingDeceptive phishing occurs when scammers impersonate credible companies in order to steal personal information and login credentials. These emails typically create a sense of urgency for victims to rectify a problem...  Read More
Posted 2/6/2018 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 49
Arbitration Agreements - The Employer's Weapon
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq. of Oberman Law Firm discusses Arbitration Agreements, or as he calls it, the “Employer Weapon.” If you own a dental practice and don't have arbitration agreements to protect yourself, reconsider. The absence of these important agreements could be...  Read More
Posted 1/23/2018 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 40
Is Your Practice Prepared for 2018?
As we move in to 2018, now is the critical time to start planning for the year. Some of the most overlooked basics for a successful practice owner are estate planning and risk management.Statistically, a practice will lose 25% to 35% per month if the owner of the practice passes away. Without...  Read More
Posted 12/19/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 23
How to Correctly Respond to a Cyber Attack
As technological advancements increase daily, our dependence on technology continues to positively correlate with this trend. Practices implement technology to streamline administrative tasks, gather patient data, organize and store patient health records, manage finances, and other tasks to...  Read More
Posted 12/7/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 28
How to Reduce Workers' Compensation Expenses
Operating a dental practice is very expensive. Many times, the expenses are associated with workers' compensation. Below are a list of guidelines and procedures that may help a practice owner reduce workers' compensation costs and claim exposure:    Maintain a written safety policy.         Have...  Read More
Posted 12/6/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 32
Preventing Embezzlement
    There are many opportunities for employee embezzlement to occur in a dental practice. There are, however, certain steps you can take to help prevent employee embezzlement. You must be diligent.            Make smart hiring decisions.         Screen all potential employees.         Conduct...  Read More
Posted 11/30/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 50
Risk Management in Endodontic Clinical Practice
Endodontics is an area of dentistry which gives rise to an increasing amount of dental board complaints and litigation. Endodontic procedures can be very challenging and technically demanding.The endodontic quality guidelines provide a statement of good practices for dentists about to embark on...  Read More
Posted 11/28/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 82
Practice Procedures Manual: Practice Forms
Before you open your dental practice (or purchase a dental practice), you must have detailed office procedures in place. There are a variety of practice and patient forms you need to include in your office procedures manual along with an explanation of how the forms should be used and handled upon...  Read More
Posted 11/16/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 50
Practice Procedures Manual: Topics to Include
Before you open your dental practice (or purchase a dental practice), you must have detailed office procedures in place. The following are some possible topics to include:            Introduction            Telephone techniques            Patient appointments are scheduling             Collection...  Read More
Posted 11/7/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 42
Practice Procedures Manual
Before you open your dental practice (or purchase a dental practice), you must have detailed office procedures in place. Office procedures should address administrative tasks such as:    Opening and closing the office    Booking appointments    Billing patients    Handling emergencies      ...  Read More
Posted 11/2/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 24
Risk Management Process (continued)
Involving staff members in the risk identification process will give you a comprehensive picture of the risks based on different people's involvement in different areas of your practice. You may also wish to engage the services and opinions of an accountant or a lawyer.Assess the risks:If you have...  Read More
Posted 10/31/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 43
Dental New Hire Check List
The single most important task that contributes to the success of a dental practice is hiring the right employee which is a process. If this is done correctly, your practice will certainly have a competitive edge. According to dental statistics on a national level, the average dental practice...  Read More
Posted 10/24/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 26
The Risk Management Process
Risk management is a cycle. That means that it is not something that gets checked off a "to do" list but it is a continuous activity. Having a risk management process means that your practice knows and understands the risks. It also means that your practice has deliberately evaluated the risks and...  Read More
Posted 10/19/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 36
Applying Risk Management to HR
When developing a risk management plan for your practice, there are a number of areas to focus on. This general list will get you started, but it is very important that you identify and evaluate the risks unique to your own practice. HR Activity ...  Read More
Posted 10/5/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 95
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
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