Dental and Medical Counsel Blog

Six 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

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

How to Avoid Issues with Your Commercial Dental Office Lease

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Opening a dental office usually involves signing a commercial lease for the office space. Commercial leases work much in the same way as a residential lease on a home. You and your landlord are obligated to conform to the terms of the lease as-signed and any defiance or neglect of those terms is a breach of contract that can result in enumerated consequences or legal action.

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Posted on 09/18/2019 at 11:16 AM

Beware of Scammers: Corporate Compliance and Trademark Registration Requirements

By Ali Oromchian Esq

When we think of scam artists, we usually think of them in terms of embezzlement but there are other forms of scam artists that are prevalent in the dental and medical world.  Two forms of scams have been brought to our attention by our clients nationwide so we will summarize them here so you don’t fall victim.

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Posted on 08/21/2019 at 10:00 AM

How Demographics Impact Your Dental Practice Location

By Ali Oromchian Esq

When you open a new dental practice, it's important to understand the demographics of the area. Checking out the area's demographics can also give you a better idea of whether you want to open your own practice or buy an existing practice. Before you dive in with your new dental practice, make sure you understand these key elements. 

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Posted on 07/17/2019 at 12:08 PM

Understanding Triple Net Leases

By Ali Oromchian Esq

We gave an overview of various dental lease types in a previous post. In this one, we'd like to go into more detail about triple-net leases. Unlike a full-service lease, a net lease requires you to pay extra on top of the base rent. A triple net lease, as the name implies, requires you to pay three extra things. On top of the normal rent payment, a triple net lease will have you paying the taxes, insurance, and maintenance costs for the property. Depending on the terms of the lease, you may also be paying for utilities.

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Posted on 05/29/2019 at 09:29 AM

Estate Planning: Your Guide to Understanding Wills and Trusts

By Ali Oromchian Esq

The topic of death is often an uncomfortable one, but necessary. In the event of your death, what will happen to your assets? Taking care of your family is your number one priority which makes estate planning crucial. Making sure your affairs are in order offers peace of mind that your spouse, children, and family members will be taken care of and protected when you are gone. Dental & Medical Counsel focuses in estate planning as well as other legal services for dentists and doctors. The terms living wills and living trusts are often used interchangeably. Although these two legal documents are both very important to estate planning, they have distinct differences and act in different ways. Let's take a closer look at the...

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Posted on 05/22/2019 at 10:45 AM

Why It's Important to Have a Business Plan Before Opening a Dental Office

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Opening a new dental office is a dream come true for 80 percent of dentists in America. For many dentists, excitement about opening a new practice begins to build long before they complete their degree and training. But if you are like many new dentists, you might be unsure about the steps you need to take to obtain funding and achieve a successful opening. Fortunately, a business plan can help you achieve both of these goals. Below is a look at the important role a business plan plays when opening your dental office and the key elements that you should include in your business plan.

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Posted on 05/08/2019 at 10:11 AM

Dental Law: What to Look for in Dental Associate Contracts as an Associate Dentist

By Ali Oromchian Esq

If you are an associate seeking a position, knowing what to look for and what to include in an associate contract is critical in protecting your best interests. Several key components that an associate contract should include are the salary and benefits package, the terms of employment, and what happens in the case of a separation. Similar to our previous blog on what to look for in associate contracts as a practice owner, we discuss several key items that you should include or keep an eye out for when negotiating associate contracts.

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Posted on 05/01/2019 at 01:43 PM

Dental Law: What to Look for in Dental Associate Contracts as a Practice Owner

By Ali Oromchian Esq

If you are the owner of a dental practice, knowing what to look for and what to include in an associate contract is critical in protecting your best interests. Several main components that an associate contract should include are the salary and benefits package, the terms of employment, and what happens in the case of a separation. Below are several key items that you should include or keep an eye out for when negotiating associate contracts.

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Posted on 04/24/2019 at 12:11 PM

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