Practice Procedures Manual

Before you open your dental practice (or purchase a dental practice), you must have detailed office procedures in place.

Office procedures should address administrative tasks such as:

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Risk Management

Involving staff members in the risk identification process will give you a comprehensive picture of the risks based on different people’s involvement in different areas of your practice. You may also wish to engage the services and opinions of an accountant or a lawyer.

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Dental New Hire Checklist

The single most important task that contributes to the success of a dental practice is hiring the right employee which is a process. If this is done correctly, your practice will certainly have a competitive edge. According to dental statistics on a national level, the average dental practice experiences employee turnover approximately every 18 months.

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The Risk Management Process

Risk management is a cycle. That means that it is not something that gets checked off a “to do” list but it is a continuous activity. Having a risk management process means that your practice knows and understands the risks.
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Applying Risk Management to HR

When developing a risk management plan for your practice, there are a number of areas to focus on. This general list will get you started, but it is very important that you identify and evaluate the risks unique to your own practice.

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Employee Interviewing Dos and Don’ts

There are numerous state and federal anti-discrimination laws designed to assure that employers hire based upon skill, rather than stereotypes. Below is a list of questions that employers should avoid when conducting a new employee interview:
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