On firing dental patients: Three words to keep in mind

Aug. 26, 2021
Patients who you just don't mesh with are part of the job sometimes. If you decide it's time to let them go, Dr. David Rice has three words to follow for getting through a sticky situation with respect.

An article on DentistryIQ called "It's time to fire some dental patients" has resonated with many readers because let's face it—most dental professionals have had the experience of knowing it's just time to let a patient go.

In this video, Dr. David Rice, chief editor of DentistryIQ, responds to the issue by offering three key ways to handle things if you find yourself in the sticky situation of having a patient who just isn't a fit—or makes you want to throw a fit.

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Editor's note: Originally posted in 2021 and updated regularly