Week in Review: New legal case | Sleep apnea treatment | DSO perspective

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

In their latest Legal Cases column, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc Leffler present a case in which a patient having two teeth extracted had a seizure in the chair and later died. Complicating matters was that the treating dentist had received his license only a week earlier. Read on to learn how the case was resolved and what you can do to help your practice. Read more here.

One of the many things to like about our Legal Cases column are the practice tips the authors offer. Chances are you can learn something that will help your practice today.

Articles about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are often among our most-read, which tells me that this is a topic you want to know more about. This week we brought you a report on the use of mandibular advancement devices to treat OSA. What did the researchers conclude? Learn more here.

Dr. Alexander Wojtyna has worked in both private and dental support organization (DSO) practices. In this Second Opinion, he details what works for him as a clinician and practice owner in the DSO model. Read more here.

Change can be scary, but it's necessary and good for your practice. To be successful in today's changing dental business environment, practitioners need to take a positive approach to learning new skills and protocols, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Learn more here.

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