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.
Dentist’s Guide to the Law addresses key questions such as:
do I dismiss a troublesome or threatening patient?
• Can I charge interest on
overdue dental fees?
• What are some laws that affect my practice
• What can I do about a negative online review?
• What should I
do if a law enforcement official asks for information about a patient?
does my payment processor mean by “PCI compliant?”
• Can a dental practice
use surveillance videos?
• What are some legal considerations when selecting
an electronic dental record?
• What are some risks of hiring someone who has
been “excluded” from Medicare?
• When can a patient bring a service animal
into my dental practice?
The ADA 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
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