Coronavirus impact on dental practices: An attorney's advice for reopening and transitions (Video)

June 3, 2020
Reopening? Selling? Shutting down? These all have legal implications for dentists and their offices. Practice transactional attorney Todd Erdman shares some advice on how to proceed.

What have attorney Todd Erdman’s clients been asking him during the shutdown, and currently as they move into the next phase? Not surprisingly, most are focused on the safety of their patients. Erdman says the best way to start is to follow your state and the CDC guidelines.

Many others have been asking about liability waivers. What is Erdman’s opinion about those? He also advises dentists to take their time reopening their practices, and reminds them that it’s not a race to reopen because it’s important to do so properly.

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Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics.