The Myth of Informed Consent

We eat, breathe and sleep the need to obtain informed consent from our patients. It is the basis of ethics as well as legal protection. However, how many of us are truly getting informed consent? (And I don’t mean the signed sheet of paper!) In dental school, I was...

Achieving Post-Pandemic Cost Savings

Most of us prefer to spend our limited time each day on clinical dentistry, and as a result may at times allow some business focus to slide.  Over time our lack of attention can lead to higher costs than necessary and may even impact our ability to provide for...

Risk and Balance

Let me tell you about a young teenager who was driving home one day.  He tried to be as safe as possible, leaving well before rush hour.  He drove defensively as taught.  When coming within a few freeway exits of home, he started changing lanes to...