Dental Board Complaints

Patients can file dental board complaints for reasons which are spurious or even sinister. How do you lessen the likelihood of such complaints? As Stuart Oberman explains in this episode of Dental Law Radio, there are some basic “know your patient” and patient experience practices you can implement to lessen the livelihood of these complaints, and if they are filed, mitigate their risk to your practice.

Informed Consent


Do you seek to avoid malpractice claims and board complaints in your dental practice? Who doesn’t, right? Informed consent is an essential ingredient of that goal. If you don’t know much about informed consent, or you wonder whether the informed consent form you’re using is adequate, then Stuart Oberman offers critical advice on this episode of Dental Law Radio which might save you thousands of dollars.

Employee Embezzlement

While industry statistics indicate about 40% of all dental practices are embezzled, Stuart Oberman believes the actual number is 60% or more, based on his work with clients and his conversations with other industry experts. So what are the most common employee embezzlement schemes, and how do you protect your practice?

Top 10 Human Resource Mistakes in Dental Practices

As a rule, Stuart Oberman observes, HR in the dental practices he works with is “non-existent,” and remediating those lapses and blunders can be quite costly. So what are the top ten mistakes he sees in his work, and how do those problems get fixed? Use this episode of Dental Law Radio to gauge some areas of improvement your practice may require. 

Dental Associate Contracts

What are some of the key provisions in effective dental associate contracts? What form of non-compete is permissible and defendable? If you’re fresh out of dental school or even a seasoned dentist working for a practice, what are some vital stipulations you should have in any contract to protect yourself in case you leave that practice? Stuart Oberman answers these questions and much more in this episode.

What You Need to Know When You Terminate an Employee


In Stuart Oberman’s experience with clients, the biggest problem he sees with employee terminations is the absence of a plan, and more specifically, lack of documentation. In this episode of Dental Law Radio, Stuart outlines what a solid employee termination process should include to avoid the significant long-term costs caused by emotional, seat-of-the-pants actions.

A Checklist for Hiring New Employees

After hiring a new employee, it is crucial to follow a set of onboarding processes that involve an offer letter, a well written-employee manual, consent forms, and much more. In this Dental Law Radio episode, host Stuart J. Oberman discusses how missing steps and inadequate documents can lead to costly problems down the road.

Growing Your Practice Through Effective Leadership, with Eric Morin, Tower Leadership

In a few years, Eric Morin argues, few dental practices will have less than $1 million in revenues. In this era of consolidation, what enables a practice to acquire other practices and scale effectively? In this conversation with host Stuart Oberman, Eric argues that the answer gets down to great employees, and he discusses the management and leadership fundamentals needed to attract those people.

Employer Job Interviews and Covid-19 Questions

The hot question for dental practices seeking to hire is whether they can ask candidates about their vaccination status. The issue goes deeper than just a simple yes or no. As Stuart Oberman explains in this episode, he finds that HR is the biggest nightmare for dental practices, and that sloppy employer practices and documentation produce sweeping violations which go well beyond just one question in an interview. 

Must Have Covid-19 Policies for Employers (Dental Law Radio)

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise, so do the questions about handling Covid-19 policies for employees in your dental practice. Stuart Oberman discusses mandatory and non-mandatory vaccination policies, and how to handle requests for accommodations. Many people are turning to Google for Covid-19 manuals, however, it is best to seek legal help before taking any steps. 

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