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  • Do I have valid (informed) consent ? Do I have valid (informed) consent ?

    Do I have valid (informed) consent ?

Do I have valid (informed) consent ?

Every week, this issue comes up. I perhaps presciently wrote my law honours thesis on consent in 1998 (!). Its here to read if you are […]
  • WHAT IS WRONG WITH EMPLOYING DENTISTS ?       If it looks like a duck, works like a duck, and is controlled like a duck, it’s probably a duck. WHAT IS WRONG WITH EMPLOYING DENTISTS ?       If it looks like a duck, works like a duck, and is controlled like a duck, it’s probably a duck.

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH EMPLOYING DENTISTS ? If it looks like a duck, works like a duck, and is controlled like a duck, it’s probably a duck.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH EMPLOYING DENTISTS ? If it looks like a duck, works like a duck, and is controlled like a duck, it’s probably a duck.

Those who engage with dentists to perform dentist services in their practice generally need to consider whether they will be engaged pursuant to an Employment Agreement, an […]
  • SHORT CASE NOTE Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet [2020] FCAFC 118. Do Dental Corporates have a problem with Service and Facility Agreements ? SHORT CASE NOTE Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet [2020] FCAFC 118. Do Dental Corporates have a problem with Service and Facility Agreements ?

    SHORT CASE NOTE Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet [2020] FCAFC 118. Do Dental Corporates have a problem with Service and Facility Agreements ?

SHORT CASE NOTE Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet [2020] FCAFC 118. Do Dental Corporates have a problem with Service and Facility Agreements ?

Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet FCAFC 118 This was a decision on an appeal from both […]
  • Supervision II : When will it end ? Supervision II : When will it end ?

    Supervision II : When will it end ?

Supervision II : When will it end ?

Often supervision seems open-ended. Dentists and supervisors often do not understand that the supervision is not intended to be purely educative but is to satisfy the regulator […]

SIGN OR ELSE (!)

Often I am asked to deal with contracts presented to dentists- as employees independent contractors or service and facility users. To review the […]
  • Supervision- how to handle it (I) Supervision- how to handle it (I)

    Supervision- how to handle it (I)

Supervision- how to handle it (I)

If as a practitioner you are unfortunate enough to have conditions imposed on your registration – whether by Dental Council of NSW or Dental Board of Australia, […]

Contracts and Restraint: A paper

I recently gave a paper on this in New Zealand. It is worth reading if you work in private practice. Current Issues with Contractors in Health Practice- Contractors or […]

Medicare Warming Up for Audits & PSR Panels ?

MEDICARE AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REVIEW Medicare has put dentists on notice about compliance with the CDBS. Ensure you are compliant particularly with consent and records. It is directed at Health Practitioners and […]

Lack of Candour in Registration (Criminal Record) and CV

In a case last year, HCCC v Dr BARTOLAZO NSWDT 4 (9 August 2013), the HCCC found that not declaring a criminal record amounted to professional […]

Rubber Dam in 2014 (ADJ)

Why anyone would perform endodontics without rubber dam is a mystery. In an article by Professor Stephen Cohen and others , this issue is expertly addressed. I […]