Dental and Medical Counsel Blog

How to Ensure Remote Employees are Not Violating HIPAA

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

We are going through unprecedented times with the current COVID-19 pandemic and many dental practices have been forced to resort to working remotely as an option to keep their practices financially sustainable and, most importantly, to keep their patients and team members at home and practicing good social distancing to combat the spread of the virus.

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Posted on 04/23/2020 at 03:04 PM

5 Things to Consider When Selling a Dental Practice to a DSO

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

A dental support organization (DSO) can be a big help in taking some of the stress out of your day-to-day practice. These organizations will purchase your practice and then handle all of the non-clinical aspects of running the business for you. As you can imagine, selling to a DSO involves giving up a large amount of control. In this post, we'll take a look at what you will be getting and what you will be giving up should you choose to sell your practice to a DSO.

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Posted on 03/18/2020 at 10:00 AM

6 Things to Consider When Terminating an Associate

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Terminating an associate is never easy, nor is it something to consider lightly. If you're thinking about terminating an associate at your dental practice, not only do you want to be sure that you protect yourself and your practice, but that you take the right steps to remain a reasonable employer. Make sure you keep these key things in mind. 

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Posted on 02/26/2020 at 10:46 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 Suggestions to Improve Your Hiring Process

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

The hiring process can be difficult and expensive. The process can be especially problematic if you end up hiring the wrong person and having to start all over again. Therefore, implementing a few innovative tactics can help you optimize your efforts and find the right person quickly and more easily. Here are 5 suggestions to improve your hiring techniques:

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Posted on 07/24/2019 at 08:54 AM

How “Caustic” Employees Can Cost You Money

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Everyone knows that employees who consistently underperform or show up late can hurt your business. But another detriment to your practice are so-called “caustic” employees, who impact the attitudes, self-confidence, and perhaps even the productivity of those around them. Caustic employees are ones who:

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Posted on 07/03/2019 at 10:00 AM

When it Comes to Termination Decisions, Avoid Rationalizing

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Terminations are one of the most difficult parts of being in management. As a result, most business owners and HR directors will do everything possible to try to avoid them. This includes trying to rationalize the employee’s behavior so as to delay, or cancel entirely, the termination decision. Here are some of the most common rationalizations that you, or your managers, may be tempted to use, as well as reasons why this thinking does not benefit your practice:

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Posted on 06/05/2019 at 09:58 AM

Why an Employment Manual is Vital to Your Practice

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

When creating and maintaining your dental practice, it is pertinent that you have everything in order as a means of protecting all aspects of your company. Taking such care is in the best interest of you as the employer, your employees, and your workplace. One of the first items you should create to assist you with this is an employment manual. A company manual clearly lays out and highlights all responsibilities, benefits, and policies that involve all parties in your practice.

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Posted on 03/13/2019 at 01:29 PM

Social Media and Off-the-Clock Posting

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

With social media’s prevalence in our society, many dental practices are left feeling victim to scathing social media postings. Many doctors wonder if they can discipline employees for what they do on their own personal social media accounts?

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Posted on 03/06/2019 at 10:13 AM

Three Tips for Hiring and Keeping the Best Dental Associates

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

As every good practice owner knows, the right dental associate can truly make or break your business. Associates can help you grow your revenues, allow you more time off to do the things you enjoy, and increase your team’s energy, among other things

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Posted on 02/27/2019 at 10:00 AM

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