Learn about laws that can affect your
dental practice and strategies to help avoid costly and time-consuming legal
challenges. A Dentist’s Guide to the Law discusses legal issues that can arise
concerning practice formation, marketing, employment, privacy and data security,
disability access, contracts, antitrust, insurance, collections, reimbursement,
patient treatment, and more! The user-friendly Q&A format provides easy
access to information that can help you stay in compliance with applicable laws.
A Dentist’s Guide to the Law addresses key questions such
• How do I dismiss a troublesome or threatening patient?
Can I charge interest on overdue dental fees?
• What are some laws that
affect my practice website?
• What can I do about a negative online
• What should I do if a law enforcement official asks for information
about a patient?
• What does my payment processor mean by “PCI
• Can a dental practice use surveillance videos?
• What are
some legal considerations when selecting an electronic dental record?
are some risks of hiring someone who has been “excluded” from Medicare?
When can a patient bring a service animal into my dental
Division of Legal Affairs developed A Dentist’s Guide to the Law in response to
questions that members have asked over the years about laws that apply to dental
practices. Updated to include information about recent legal developments, A
Dentist’s Guide to the Law includes information on topics such as the Physician
Payment Sunshine Act, website accessibility, online ratings sites, and the
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Also contains sample
agreements concerning associateships, independent contractors, practice website
development, and HIPAA business associates. 277 pages.
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