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Handle with care: Minimizing risk with short-term and traveling patients

A variety of situations can prompt patients who are not local to seek dental care while they are temporarily visiting or residing in your area. As the “secondary“ general dentist, you have more liability exposure than the dentist who is performing their routine dental care. Discover how to mitigate risk when you choose to treat these patients.

Immigration process

As an international dental student (IDS) at an accredited IDS program, it is best to research and understand the process to obtain work visas in the United States at least 12 months before graduation. This section covers the various types of work visas applicable to international dentists who have completed an IDS accredited program in the United States. 

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Dental Software Transition Checklists

Whether you are transitioning from paper to electronic records or switching software, you will benefit from the information provided in these checklists.

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Romance, risks and regret: The drama of interoffice dating

Outside the workplace, romance may know no bounds. But, if an office romance ends badly, the collateral damage could be much more than you or your practice’s reputation can afford. See case studies and get guidance.

Romantic relationships with patients: Your obligation as the employer

Is it ever okay to date patients? The unqualified answer is simply no. When it comes to matters of the heart, however, objectivity can be compromised. Read a case study from The Dentists Insurance Company, and learn steps you can take as a practice owner.

Q4 Practice Health Check: Reviewing benefit claims processes and code changes for 2022

A new CDA Practice Health Check can help dental practices prepare for the American Dental Association’s CDT code changes for 2022. The ADA updates CDT codes annually, and failure to review the changes could lead to unnecessary claim denials and delays.