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Educate Yourself and Earn CEU credits with EDIC’s Spring Webinar Series

Educate Yourself and Earn CEU credits with EDIC's Spring Webinar Series. EDIC has three new exciting Spring Webinar Courses that can earn you 2 CEU credits per session and also make EDIC insureds eligible for risk management insurance discounts. As always, EDIC webinars are FREE. Fraud Allegations Against the Health Care Provider: A Personal Experience…
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Do You Really Want to Send that Text?

It’s been a long day in the clinic, made even longer by a patient whose difficult personality made it even longer. When a friend texts you asking why you’re so late, you type in some unkind (but probably true) words about the patient. But wait – do you really want to send that text? You’ve…
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Top 5 FAQs About Consent Forms in the Dental Office

1. When is informed consent required? Informed consent is required whenever dental treatment is rendered, even if of a routine nature. Informed consent is defined as a patient’s voluntary agreement to accept treatment based upon the patient’s awareness of the nature of his or her problem, the material risks and benefits of the proposed treatment,…
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Strength In Numbers

There are many reasons to be part of organized dentistry as a student and clinician. As a student you help cultivate ideas and aspire dentists to act upon legislature that help benefit dental students of the future. When practicing, labor laws change, state dental regulations change, and standards of care change. As a practicing dentist,…
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How Does One Terminate A Dentist-Patient Relationship?

Once established, a dentist-patient relationship can only be terminated as follows: By mutual consent of the dentist and the patient Revocation by the patient Upon completion of the services for which the dentist was retained If the patient is not in the middle of a treatment, withdrawal by the dentist after reasonable notice to the…
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New Technologies in The Dental Office

As newer technologies enter the dental office, they bring the ability to perform procedures and protocols quicker and more efficiently. They also bring the need for education in their use and safety. In a 2016 update to its Spring 2015 issue of Lightwaves News, the Academy of Laser Dentistry outlined the requirements for the safe…
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Contracts: Can You Read Their Language? What Every New Dentist Needs to Know

As the “By Dentists, For Dentists”® company, EDIC continues to listen to our dental students and young dentists to help provide them with the tools they need to become better practitioners. In the past few months we have had numerous dental students come to us with questions pertaining to employment contracts, non-compete contracts, equipment lease…
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Patients Rate Your Chairside Manner, Not Your Technical Expertise

Because patients can't measure how technically proficient you are, they measure how you treat them. From the minute they enter your office to the minute they leave; they measure everything - from waiting times, to telephone courtesy, to encounters with you and every member of the staff - and use that to determine whether they…
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Licensure With Borders

Licensure Without Borders Getting a license to practice dentistry is an exciting point in our lives, but it is also tainted by a process that many students have already heard about: live patient examinations. In addition to the ethical implications of using live patients in a single-treatment case, licensing exams are notorious for failing students…
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