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Monday, November 29, 2021

Preparing To Sell Your Dental Practice

If you are planning to sell your dental practice, it is important not only to attract potential buyers but also to maximize the value of your practice. There are several steps you need to take before you bring your practice to market, but it takes an experienced dental attorney to ensure a smooth transition and close the deal. In the end, preparing to sell your dental practice is relatively easy, here’s how.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The Necessity of Dental Technology in the New Normal

As the nation recovers from the pandemic, technology will continue to shape the practice of dentistry. From user-friendly software and practice management programs to in-office technology and teledentistry, dental practices became increasingly reliant on technology during the pandemic and will continue to do so in the aftermath.

Given the costs associated with state-of-the-art dental technology, as well as the risks to patient privacy and related cybersecurity concerns, it is wise to consult with an attorney who provides legal services to dental professionals. In the meantime, this article is a discussion of some of the ways technology is driving the dental profession in the new normal.

Virtual Accessibility

When the pandemic forced dental practices to shut down for emergency-only patients, virtual accessibility became critically important for providing patients virtual examinations prior to seeing them.

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Reining in Dental Practice Overhead

Running a successful dental practice requires you to control your practice overhead. By working with a team of experts, including a CPA and an attorney who provides services to dental professionals, you can learn what they didn’t teach you about business expenses at dental school. This article is a brief discussion of dental practice overhead and how to maintain it.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Dental Practice Transitions in the New Normal

The COVID-19 has dramatically impacted the dentistry landscape. While most practices continue to function as patients have returned, the future is uncertain: the SARS-coV-2 virus has proved everyone wrong time and time again. Nonetheless, many dentists are considering their options, including practice transitions. The best way to navigate the new normal is to consult with an attorney who provides Read more . . .

Monday, February 22, 2021

In Focus: Advances in Dental Medicine

Though the pandemic has significantly impacted how dental practices operate, dentists have been able to navigate these unprecedented times due in part to technological advances. In the new normal, patients can expect to receive not only quality care but experience greater comfort and convenience as well.

Whether you are a newly minted dentist or looking to expand an existing practice, it is wise to consult with an attorney who can help you achieve your objectives in the dental space.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

ADA Calls for Improved Access to PPE

The unprecedented demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) brought on by the pandemic has strained supplies of these crucial healthcare products for dental practices. Now, the American Dental Association (ADA) is urging the federal government to improve access to personal protective equipment (PPE).

In Dec. 2020, the ADA sent letters to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S.
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Monday, November 30, 2020

Most Dentists Anticipate Steady or Increased Reliance on Telehealth Going Forward

This blog previously covered the rise of teledentistry during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic (here). Now, a new study shows that 3 out of 4 dentists currently using telehealth anticipate an increased reliance on the technology in the so-called new normal, or until the promised vaccines and antiviral therapies come online. If you have questions about whether teledentistry is right for your practice, it is wise to consult with

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Dental Practices

The coronavirus pandemic continues to dramatically impact the practice of dentistry as millions of Americans are delaying appointments. Some observers believe that this will result in an increase in practice transitions and consolidation in the dental industry. The best way to navigate this unprecedented challenge is to consult with an attorney who represents dental practices.
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Monday, August 17, 2020

Are the ADA and WHO at Odds Over Essential Health Care?

As dental practices continue to open in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued guidance recommending dental practices prioritize essential care and delay routine, nonessential care in communities where transmission of the coronavirus is high.

Days before the WHO issued its recommendations, the American Dental Association (ADA) Board of Trustees adopted an interim policy stating that dentistry is essential health care. ADA President Chad P. Gehani said in part, “this policy recognizes the need for people to be able to continue to access the full range of dental services..
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Monday, July 20, 2020

In Focus: Infections and Dentist Liability During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has raised concerns about the potential of the spread of infection in dental practices. The reality of the situation is that dental work, especially invasive procedures, has always carried the risk of infection. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge as it relates to dentists’ liability for the transmission of life-threatening infections.

Because lawmakers have yet to craft legislation that provides dentists and other medical professionals with safe harbor from negligence lawsuits, the best way to protect your practice from the potential of liability in the time of COVID-19 is to consult with Read more . . .

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

In Focus: Reopening Your Dental Practice in the COVID-19 Era

Dental practices forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic are gradually reopening. While dentists and oral surgeons have been handling emergency cases, dental practices have compelling reasons to open, from both an economic and general healthcare perspective.

Dentists need to resume providing preventive care and treatment to remain viable while patients run the risk of dental problems by continuing to put off care due to fears of contracting COVID-19. How can dental practice reopen in the face of unprecedented health risks and ensure the safety of their staff and their patients?

Given the potential liabilities dentists face due to the potential spread of COVID-19 in their offices, it is crucial to have informed representation from an attorney who Read more . . .

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