Contrary to what most dental students believe, you’ll need malpractice insurance before you even graduate dental school. Why? Because every dental student has to take board exams. And if you plan to do an externship, you’ll also need coverage for that risk, too.
When exploring the purchase of malpractice insurance, new dentists should understand that the policy isn’t just about the price, it’s a promise — and it can affect your entire career.
Our guess is that when you read the title of this article, “malpractice insurance” wasn’t the first thought to pop into your head. And we get it — choosing your malpractice insurance isn’t the most exciting step in following your professional dreams. But this decision can really affect your career. You’ll want to make sure your coverage is strong, so that you can keep doing what you love most. That’s why, at MedPro Group, we’re devoted to being your resource for all your malpractice insurance needs.
Still in dental school? In a residency? Just graduated? We have coverage options for every stage of your career.
Most new dentists purchase a malpractice insurance policy hoping they never have to use it. Unfortunately, statistics show dentists have a high likelihood of being sued at some point in their career. It’s important to consider how prepared your insurance carrier is to respond and defend you, should a malpractice lawsuit arise.
The use of cell phones and other wireless technology in patient care is a big trend in dentistry. Many dental providers find text messaging provides quick access to the information they need to make decisions. But dental providers and staff need to keep in mind privacy and security concerns when texting. Whether the devices are organization owned or personally owned, dental organizations that use mobile devices to text health information should comply with HIPAA regulations.
When you hear the words “malpractice insurance,” you may think, “Yawn, insurance.” We get it. As much as we’d like to believe MedPro Group is on your mind, sadly, we know we’re not. The subject of malpractice insurance doesn’t have to be daunting. To keep it simple, we’ve provided a list of points to help you choose the right malpractice company.
If you’re in the market to buy a practice, the first step is to create a dental-specific team of advisors to guide you through the purchase, transition process, and the operation of the practice after purchase. Your team should include the following members who each have dental-specific experience in their fields: