Practical employment strategies: win-win solutions for dentists and their employees.J Calif Dent Assoc. 2009 Sep; 37(9):631-7.JC
The profession of dentistry is also the business of dentistry and subject to the same employment laws as any other small business. Wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment claims are on the rise in large part because dental employers often do not understand their basic employment law obligations. Good intentions do not offset inadequate office policies and documentation. Implementing, communicating, and evenly enforcing employment policies will reduce claims and promote office moral and productivity.