Dental and Medical Counsel Blog

Due Diligence When Purchasing a Dental Practice

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

When buying a dental practice, due diligence is the process of evaluating the significant items related to the practice. This means conducting a deep investigation into the financial, legal, and operational aspects of the practice so that there will be no undesirable surprises should the potential purchaser decide to buy.

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Posted on 01/22/2020 at 11:03 AM

DSO Agreements: How They Differ from Private Practice Associate Agreements, and What You Should Consider Before Entering Into One

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

One of the toughest decisions a new dentist has to make is determining whether he or she will go into private practice or work with a DSO.

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Posted on 01/15/2020 at 10:48 AM

Anxiety, Disability, and ADA Compliance

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

People with disabilities, including those who have a physical, sensory, cognitive, or mental impairment are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA covers a variety of areas, including all aspects of employment — reviewing applications, interviewing, hiring, training, promotion, salary, and termination, as well as employee benefits and workplace privileges.

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Posted on 01/08/2020 at 10:00 AM

Commercial Real Estate: Understanding the Right of First Refusal and Option to Purchase

By Giselle Rodriguez, Attorney-at-Law

In today’s market, real estate is a valuable asset, especially in California. Owning the building where one’s practice is located can be a great financial investment. In today’s market however, it is difficult to acquire real estate in a good location, at an affordable price.

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Posted on 12/18/2019 at 11:00 AM

ADA Ruling Against Hospital: High Cost Does Not Qualify As “Undue Hardship”

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

In this 2017 case study, Johns Hopkins Hospital had been issued a tough blow: In Searls v. Johns Hopkins Hospital, a deaf nurse accepted a job offer from the hospital, and then informed them that she would need an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter in order to perform her job functions. Johns Hopkins rescinded the offer, stating that there was no room within the department’s budget to make such an accommodation. Therefore, the hospital reasoned, they were under no obligation to provide the interpreter because the cost for the interpreter constituted an “undue hardship” and therefore was not required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The nurse filed a discrimination suit, and the court found against Johns...

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Posted on 12/04/2019 at 09:38 AM

6 Tips to Consider When Purchasing Patient Records

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

When the time comes for a dentist to move, retire, or transition to another career, they will often choose to sell their patient records to another dentist in the area. When conducted correctly, this transaction proves beneficial for both parties. The transitioning dentist not only enjoys financial compensation, but they also help their patients continue to receive good care.

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Posted on 11/27/2019 at 11:00 AM

6 Tips on What to Do Upon Receiving a Demand Letter

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Have you ever received a letter from a dental insurance company, dental board or a disgruntled employee asking for something or asking you to respond? Did you know what to do? These letters can be intimidating and can create fear of litigation.

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Posted on 11/20/2019 at 10:47 AM

California Tragedy: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

With the rise of temperatures and an abundance of dry vegetation due to climate change, insurance policy holders should be aware of what their policies cover and how their properties and livelihood can be affected by wildfires and other natural disasters, which will likely occur more frequently. Such is the case when we analyzed some legal matters for our clients affected by the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA.

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Posted on 11/06/2019 at 09:48 AM

7 Tips to Successfully Transition Team Members After a Dental Practice Purchase

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Purchasing your first dental practice is one of the most exciting endeavors you will experience as a businessperson. After completing years of education, training, and supervised work, you will finally be able to live your dream of owning your own dental practice.

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Posted on 10/23/2019 at 11:58 AM

5 Actionable Methods to Find New Patients For Your Dental Practice

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Winning new patients for your dental practice is not the same process as standard "online marketing" practices.  You're not trying to hawk retail from an e-commerce platform or build nation-wide brand recognition. A dental practice goes beyond brick-and-mortar, you are ultra-local for the simple fact that it's impossible to see to someone's teeth through the web or with mail-delivered packages. So naturally, you need marketing suggestions that go beyond the usual tips about being good to your customers and buying ads. You know that stuff already.

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Posted on 10/16/2019 at 12:42 PM

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