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End-of-the-Day Schedule

Our nonclinical staff members want to close the office and leave the minute the last patient is gone. They don’t understand that we need to clean the operatories/sterilize instruments prior to leaving. Is this a legal issue?

Appropriate Compensation

Each day I am in the clinic at 7 am, treating patients between 8 am and 6 pm. The owner of my practice has stated that I cannot bill the morning meeting hours, instrument cleaning hours, and any time past 6 pm. It takes me a few hours to…

How to Discuss Fees With Patients

How can I ascertain whether the fees for the procedures I am providing are appropriate? I have had patients ask me about the costs involved for specific treatments and I am not sure how to handle this. Dentists can charge whatever they…

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