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Photo of a team member: She knows that Oral cancer exams are important

Oral Cancer… Is your team educated on the fastest growing cancer in the US?

In North America someone dies every hour of everyday from Oral Cancer. Yet, according to the National Cancer Institute only 20% of the US population receive Oral Cancer exams. The ADA recommends Oral Cancer Screenings be performed annually on every patient over the age of 17. Although tobacco and alcohol use are still primary causes …

Photo: Surface disinfectant are you using it correctly?

Is your surface disinfectant safe and are you using it right?

Surface disinfectant: Hands down this is the least understood area in a dental office. Understand the proper steps to use from ventilation to PPE, each area contains risky outcomes. The labels change often and include vital information, such as the exposure time to kill viruses and bacteria. A recent survey showed that when clinicians were …

Image of a smiling team member: The front desk is the face of your dental practice

The Face of Your Practice

Front Desk Team Members Whenever one thinks about the way a doctor’s office should be run, they should compare it to the parts of a body. If the doctors and medical staff are the hands, and the billing coordinator is the brain, then the front desk is undoubtedly the face. The front desk position is a vital aspect of any …

Image of a dental team. Do you give written notices to your patients?

Dental Negligence – Are you covering your tracks?

Written notification of Periodontal Disease is essential for every Dental Hygiene Program. Make sure your entire team understands that informed refusal is just as important as informed consent. The main function of informed consent is to protect the patient’s right to self-determination of whether or not to accept the treatment proposed. The dentist and hygienist …

Image of a caution banner. Are your truly risk free?

Are you Risk Free?

As a Dental Practice Owner, do you ever wonder if you are “Really” in compliance? Are you ever afraid that someone from OSHA or the Radiation Compliance Inspector’s office will show up unexpectedly for an audit?  Or are you frightened that the Office of Civil Rights, (OCR from the Inspector General’s Office), will come in …