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What are the most common malpractice insurance claim issues?

In this post, CDSPI presents the most common issues that emerge from reviewing malpractice insurance claim cases.  CDSPI focuses on helping dental professionals successfully reach their goals by providing financial planning solutions and other support services. Communication with the Patient After completing an assessment, discuss the nature and extent of the required treatment with the patient. This should include: A review of their dental issues, Recommendations on how to address these (including options where available), Potential risks of treatment, Anticipated cost, Length of treatment (i.e. number of visits over a period of time), and Any after-care requirements or adjustments. If there ...

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How can I use CBCT and barium markers when placing temporary implants?

On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. By Dr. Robert Waugh When it comes to the placement of temporary implants (TADs) in difficult areas, CBCT technology and radiopaque markers provide the diagnostic views necessary for 3D treatment planning and treatment sequencing in cases involving the temporary replacement of ...

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Are you getting the right shots?

This summary is based on the article by Drs. Jason Goodchild and Mark Donaldson published in the Dentistry Today magazine: Getting the Right Shots! Tips and Tricks for Consistent Photographic Excellence (March 2013) Full Article (html) Dr. Jason H. Goodchild is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Oral Diagnosis in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the New Jersey Dental school Dr. Mark Donaldson is Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center, is Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy ...

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How can I perform restorations in one appointment? Video Demonstration

On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment.   This Practical How To is presented by Heather Tuggle, Communications Manager at Carestream Dental, Imaging Software and Practice management Solutions Technology in dentistry seems to move at a dizzying pace, so it is no surprise to learn that indirect restorations ...

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