Legal and Ethical Pitfalls Await Dentists Who Use Groupon

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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / freedigitalphotos.net

$49 for dental exam with x-rays and cleaning.  54% off teeth whitening.  52% off Invisalign treatment. These are just some of the many dental deals I found on a recent visit to the Groupon website.  Although many dentists currently use voucher advertising, such as that provided by Groupon, Living Social and similar sites, this type of advertising may be illegal, unethical, or both, in some states. Continue reading

Twice the Price: The High Cost of Dental Construction Liens

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You have built a successful business.  Now you are building your own office building.  You have carefully calculated the cost of construction and are confident that everything is in order, but have you considered what would happen to your business if you had to pay twice for the same construction work?  Don’t believe that could happen to you?  Your risk may be greater than you think. Continue reading