Congratulations! You finished dental school and received an offer to join a practice. That’s terrific news. Or maybe you’re in the position of offering employment to another dentist. Either way, before you put your John Hancock on any contract you’ll want to do your best to understand the provisions and key legal terms.
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Today, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) released an interpretive statement regarding the use of botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) injections and dermal fillers. The interpretive statement was approved by DQAC at their July 26, 2013 meeting and filed by the Code Reviser’s office on August 20, 2013.
There are a lot of rules which pertain to the practice of dentistry. Timely renewal of your own dental license is one of them. Less obvious, but very important, is to verify the valid existence and timely renewal of licenses for your associates and dental staff members.
Businesses of nearly every size and kind have an inherent exposure to financial loss due to employee dishonesty. Dentists are not immune. In fact, there are some characteristics of dental practices which might add to the risk. These include: small staffs with limited oversight or review; broad authority often delegated to a single individual; the large volume of relatively small transactions; and very busy practitioners.