Risk Management: Insurance Needs for Every Stage of Your Career

You will have to manage your risk throughout your endodontic career, regardless of how your professional and personal life unfolds. In this article, we will take a brief ‘risk management’ journey from practice through retirement.

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Key Decision Factors: The Professional Perspective on Managing Debt

If you are a resident or an early career endodontist, you are probably wondering how you will be able to get ahead financially. This article will help answer questions like, “Should I pay off my loans?”, “How soon should I make payments after graduation?” and “When should I start investing?”

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Security in Practice: Five Steps for Protecting Your Wireless Network

The wireless (Wi-Fi) network is a modern convenience that has become an expectation for public buildings and businesses. All of the endodontic practices I work with use Wi-Fi networks to enable their laptops and other wireless devices to access the internet. They also offer Wi-Fi access to patients in the waiting room via guest networking. With that convenience comes liability as your wireless network could make you a target for criminals trying to steal information. All networks have vulnerabilities, but there are things you can do to maximize the security of your network.

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The Making of an Endodontic Expert Witness

Interested in serving as an expert witness? Learn more about the process from an endodontist who has been an expert witness for more than 10 years.

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I Was Sued. Now What?

It’s late Friday afternoon, and after a long week, you’re looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Your last patient of the day is just leaving, but holds the door for a uniformed officer holding an envelope. The officer walks up to your receptionist, Lisa, and asks for Dr. Miller. Lisa looks expectantly at you and the man asks, “Are you Dr. Miller?” After a hesitant “yes,” you suddenly find the envelope in your hands as the sheriff turns and disappears through the door. You’ve been served with a lawsuit – what do you do now?

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How to Avoid a Lawsuit

What really causes claims against endodontists? Generally, the likelihood of being sued is not tied to a particular type of procedure or adverse outcome. You may be surprised to learn that your risk of facing a lawsuit is more closely tied to your relationships with your patients, and as a result, you have more control than you may realize to prevent facing a claim.

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