1412, 2021

Dentist Relies on Texting to Follow Up With Patient After a Tooth Extraction, Leading to Poor Patient Outcome and Lawsuit

December 14, 2021|Categories: Risk Management|Tags: , |

By Mario Catalano, DDS, MAGD & Marc Leffler, DDS, Esq. for MedPro GroupIntroductionTechnology has become ubiquitous in almost every aspect of modern living, including how we provide and receive healthcare. Today’s communication [...]

1609, 2021

Dentist Misjudges Bone Height During Implant Placement, Resulting in Damage to the Inferior Alveolar Nerve; Malpractice Lawsuit Follows

September 16, 2021|Categories: Risk Management|Tags: , |

By Mario Catalano, DDS, MAGD, for MedPro Group Introduction Every new dentist faces the same dilemma: there is no replacement for experience. As new dentists settle into practice, hopefully they understand their [...]

2903, 2021

Not Your Average Dental Network

March 29, 2021|Categories: Webinar|Tags: |

In this webinar, Jesse Diliberto shows you how Bento's advanced network has your practice getting paid directly from the source of the benefit. No need to file claims or wait for pre-treatment authorizations.

2809, 2020

COVID-Friendly Payments

September 28, 2020|Categories: Money, Webinar|Tags: |

The need to safely accept payments with minimal patient contact is leading offices to rethink card acceptance procedures, and causing dentists to rethink how payment fees affect their bottom line. From contactless readers to mobile [...]

1803, 2020

Miscommunication Between Orthodontist and General Dentist Results in Unintended Extraction of Permanent Tooth

March 18, 2020|Categories: Risk Management|Tags: , |

By Mario Catalano, DDS, MAGD for MedPro Group Background In healthcare risk management, miscommunication is often a precursor to a misunderstanding and—ultimately—a mistake. The following case aptly illustrates how the likelihood [...]

2402, 2020

It’s Time to Comply with Prescription Drug Monitoring and ePrescribe Mandates.

February 24, 2020|Categories: Compliance, Webinar|Tags: , , |

Starting March 1st, all Texas providers are required to check the Texas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMP) with every prescription for opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or carisoprodol (Schedule II-V). Understanding the law and integrating ePrescriptions and [...]

304, 2018

Environmental Surface Disinfection: CDC’s Guidelines for Dental Offices—Simplified

April 3, 2018|Categories: Protocols, Risk Management|Tags: , , |

Provided by OSHA Review, Inc.Disinfection and sterilization are essential for preventing the transmission of infectious pathogens to patients and healthcare workers.This article helps simplify Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines¹ for [...]

2711, 2017

When Disaster Strikes, Strike Back: Preparing for and Managing Environmental Emergencies

November 27, 2017|Categories: Insurance, Risk Management|Tags: , |

By Laura M. Cascella, MA, for MedProHistory has shown society’s vulnerability to a myriad of disasters—but it also has shown how preparedness efforts can have a significant impact on disaster outcomes. Despite an element of [...]

106, 2016

Sterilizer Monitoring: How it should be done, and what to do if you get a positive test result

June 1, 2016|Categories: Compliance, Risk Management|Tags: , , |

By OSHA Review, Inc. Why monitor your sterilizer? To verify infection control, of course. Regular sterilizer monitoring—when properly implemented—is an important part of an effective infection control program in a dental office. But proper monitoring [...]

104, 2016

An Instrument Slips Down a Patient’s Throat: A Case Study. What went wrong? And what should have been done?

April 1, 2016|Categories: Protocols, Risk Management|Tags: , |

Provided by the Medical Protective Company This case study illustrates what could potentially happen if one fails to use all safety measures when performing endodontic treatment. Specifically, it discusses how an instrument slipped down the [...]

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