HAVE YOU EVER
HAD ANY OF THESE
You walk into the operatory just in time to see your
assistant perform unsupervised dentistry . . .
You catch the tail end of a conversation between
patient and auxiliary recommending a completely
wrong course of treatment . . .
Or what about these?
You submit an insurance form with the wrong codes . . .
You discover you billed a patient for a procedure that
wasn’t completed . . .
Or even worse, what about this?
Your associate or partner dentist made an error and
will be involved in a malpractice lawsuit . . .
If the answer to one of these questions is “yes,” then
congratulations—you’re a dentist. If the answer is
“no,” then just wait—they will happen.
WHERE DOES THE
BUCK STOP IN
BENJAMIN DYCHES, DDS, JD