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Diagnostic Options and Recommendations for TMJ Disorders

Diagnostic Options and Recommendations for TMJ Disorders

In dentistry, it's crucial to consider evidence-based information and ethical recommendations in determining treatment options for issues like TMJ disorders...

| 1 year ago
When Ethics and Law Collide with Professionalism

When Ethics and Law Collide with Professionalism

Ethical decision-making processes can be taught in organized courses of study. However, dentists often face circumstances in caring for their patients...

| 2 years ago
Providing an Ethical Second Opinion
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Providing an Ethical Second Opinion

What are best practices when it comes to managing patients who come to you looking for a 'second opinion?'

| 3 years ago
The Importance of Recording the Clinical Record

The Importance of Recording the Clinical Record

Learn what dentists should and shouldn't include in patients' clinical records, as well as how that information could be used.

| 5 years ago
Manage Challenging Dental Patients with the B-A-N-J-O

Manage Challenging Dental Patients with the B-A-N-J-O

When challenging dental patients create an ethical quandry, dentists should use the acronym B-A-N-J-O to help them decide what to do.

| 5 years ago
Understanding the Informed Consent Process for Dentists

Understanding the Informed Consent Process for Dentists

Informed consent in dentistry is an important part of pre-treatment communication with patients. Learn how to ensure you and your patients are on the...

| 5 years ago
Making Sense of the Clinical Record

Making Sense of the Clinical Record

We look at the different methods of recording treatment notes, including narrative, SOAP and more.

| 5 years ago
Dental Records Tips: The Threat of Ransomware

Dental Records Tips: The Threat of Ransomware

Learn more about ransomwear and how it can negatively affect your dental record keeping.

| 5 years ago
Dental Records Tips: RAIDs and Mirrored Servers

Dental Records Tips: RAIDs and Mirrored Servers

Closing our series on dental practice data backup systems, we look at RAID and mirrored servers.

| 5 years ago
Dental Records Tips: Security Risk with Off-Site Back-ups

Dental Records Tips: Security Risk with Off-Site Back-ups

In our continuing 'Dental Records Tips' series, we look at how even off-site data back-ups can leave a dentist susceptible to HIPAA violations.

| 5 years ago
Dental Records Tips: Facts About Fail-Safes

Dental Records Tips: Facts About Fail-Safes

When it comes to dental record keeping, even in this day of advanced technology nothing is fail-proof. Here are some tips to keep you records safe.

| 5 years ago