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GRADUATING SOON?

 

You’ve finished dental school and you are ready to get out there and start practicing…Now what? We’d like to help you take your next step as a professional by providing you with information they may not have covered in dental school: Insurance.

 

What types are there? What types do you need? Where do you get it?

 

To find an agent in your area who can assist you with your insurance needs, call our Policyholder Services Department at 800.522.6675 or access our Find an Agent page.

FORTRESS RISK MANAGEMENT COURSES

Fortress believes it is never too early to begin risk management education. We offer a number of risk management courses for dental students and residents. To view our Course Catalog, click here.

 

NEW FROM THE DDS GUARDIAN

THE GOLDEN RULE OF DENTISTRY

Michael R. Ragan, DDS, JD, LLM
Medico Legal Consultant

 

At some point in time, you will likely inherit a patient from another provider. That patient’s experience with the previous provider may or may not have been positive. Moreover, the condition of the patient’s teeth or restorations may make you say to yourself, “What was the previous dentist doing?”

 

While your observations may seem accurate at the time, great caution should be taken when memorializing those feelings in either writing or conversation with your patient.

 

It Is Easy to Take Sides When You Only Know One of Them

Most would likely agree that a patient’s recollection of events or treatment may be less than accurate. There may also be details left out, if your patient feels these details might paint them in a negative light. Details that may be omitted from the patient narrative could include:

 

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ATTENTION NATURAL DISASTER VICTIMS

For those impacted by a natural disaster, please contact our Policyholder Services Department at (800) 522-6675 if you need additional time to pay your premium or have other questions regarding your insurance policy. We’re here to help!

 

PRESERVING YOUR PAPER DENTAL RECORDS AFTER WATER DAMAGE

A new document called “Preserving Your Paper Dental Records After Water Damage” is now available for download. You can access the form by logging into our website using your user ID and password and clicking on the Clinical and Office Documents link. This new form is located under Office Documents.

 

NEW CORONECTOMY INFORMED CONSENT FORM IS NOW AVAILABLE

A Coronectomy Informed Consent form is now available for download. You can access the form by logging into our website using your User ID and password and clicking on the Informed Consent Forms link on the left side of the page. These forms are customizable, so feel free to add your office logo.

 

FORTRESS PREFERRED PARTNERS

Fortress recommends our Preferred Partners as resources for our valued policyholders. Learn more…

 

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