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Leadership and Communication in Dentistry

Joseph P. Graskemper DDS JD DABLM

Published 2019

Softcover: 160 pages

ISBN: 9781119557210

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell 

This book provides practical strategies for dentists to effectively and confidently communicate with many dental insurance issues, as well as with their patients and members of their staff.  Providing real-world examples and sample letters, the book includes specific guidance on how to handle common communication scenarios to avoid being caught off-guard or unprepared.

Leadership and Communication in Dentistry begins with a unique section discussing communications with insurance companies, including negotiations, PPO contract issues, appeals letters, and more. It then includes chapters on communicating with patients, addressing how to listen to their concerns and motivate them, and staff, emphasizing how to be a better leader and institute office policies. The final section explores how dentists can use leadership and communication skills to improve their practice of dentistry.

  • Provides concrete guidance on how dentists can confidently take the lead on conversations with dental insurance companies, their staff, and their patients
  • Includes real-world examples of how to lead through communications
  • Divided into sections covering communications with insurance companies, dental patients, and staff members
  • Teaches that being mindful of proper communication and leadership skills will create a true balance for the successful dentist leader to become successful at living 

Leadership and Communication in Dentistry is a must-have resource for any dentist or dental student wishing to improve their communication skills.

Joseph P. Graskemper, DDS, JD is a practicing dentist, having a law degree and awarded 6 Fellowships, with more than 40 years experience. His vast practice experience includes being the sole owner of a multi-specialty practice for 20 years in San Diego Ca.  Dr. Graskemper is the Past Director of Professional Responsibility and the Past Editor of the Post Graduate Literature Review Journal at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, where he is an Associate Clinical Professor. He has served as an expert witness for over 20 years, speaks at dental conferences across the U.S. and internationally, and has been published nationally and internationally. 




Professional Responsibility in Dentistry: A Practical Guide to Law and Ethics

Joseph P. Graskemper DDS JD DABLM

Published 2011

Softcover: 205 pages

ISBN – 978047095770

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell 

Professional Responsibility in Dentistry: A Practical Guide to Law and Ethics is a book that integrates dental law, risk management, professionalism, and ethics, as all are interrelated in everyday practice. Beyond theory, the fact-based approach of this book shows examples of various situations the dentist may face. Dr. Graskemper addresses a range of topics, from legal concepts and regulation of dentistry to professionalism and ethics. He points out specific issues in the practice of dentistry, particularly those that confront new dentists and dentists with new practices. True Cases throughout the book walk readers through real-world examples of complex situations and discuss the proper way to handle them with attention to the legal, ethical and practice management ramifications. These include patient charting, professional criticism’s, child neglect, associateships, patient refunds, and more.

 Key Features:

  • True Cases show real examples of professional and ethical issues facing the practicing dentist
  • Integrates various aspects of professionalism, ethics, law and practice management
  • Written by a practicing dentist with a law degree, with perspectives on both the legal and dental aspects of ethical and professional questions




Preparing and Winning Medical Negligence Cases - 3rd Edition
Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD, Editor

April 17, 2009
Hardcover: 1294 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1578232383
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.; 3rd edition (April 17, 2009)

Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD, is the editor of this new volume, which consists of 17 chapters authored by nationally recognized experts in a wide variety of medical specialties. Each chapter includes a discussion of all the relevant and significant medicolegal aspects of these different fields, highlighting areas of practical concern and special interest for physicians and both plaintiff and defense trail attorneys who deal with medical malpractice litigation.

Dr. Wecht, a past president of both the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, holds faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and Carlow University. He has performed more than 16,000 post-mortem examinations and testified throughout the U.S. in more than 1,000 civil and criminal cases. He is the author of 530 published article and editor or co-editor of 50 books.



Legal Aspects of Elder Care
Marshall B. Kapp, JD, MPH, the Garwin Distinguished Professor of Law and Medicine, School of Law at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, Professor Emeritus, Wright State University School of Medicine, Donald P. Kent Award Recipient, Gerontological Society of America

February 16, 2009
Hardcover: 376 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0763756321
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 1st edition (February 16, 2009)

Planning, providing, and evaluating geriatric care raises a wide variety of legal issues for health and human services practitioners and those who advocate for, develop, and enforce the public policies within which services are delivered.

This text offers excerpts from selected statutes and regulations, judicial opinions, and the legal and health care journal literature, as well as commentary on these materials, discussion questions and hypothetical cases, and suggestions of other information sources for the teacher and student.

Ideal for courses or programs in health administration, nursing, law, ethics, social work, or gerontology, this text will stimulate class reflection and interaction regarding the meaning and relevance of key legal concepts for the present or future health care professional.

For the healthcare professional, it will inform and sensitize those who will deal with older persons about some of the current and potentially emerging legal issues they may encounter in providing services to older patients/clients, and to help them respond intelligently to legal issues and the responsibilities they impose.

This text will be accompanied by a complete set of PowerPoint lecture slides for instructors. (Contact your publisher's representative to be notified as these become available.)


Patient Choice: Why It is Not Physician-Assisted Suicide to be Aided in Death

Miles J. Zaremski
May 1, 2019

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