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The Polished Practice

The Polished Practice

By PPP Dental
In "The Polished Practice" podcast, PPP Risk Management Director, Dr. Anthony E. Chillura, shares his wealth of knowledge to help you mitigate risk in your practice. Dr. Anthony E. Chillura graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a degree in B.S., M.S., and D.M.D. He started his practice on Wall Street in 1976 and received further post graduate degrees at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Prosthodontics.
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Frequently Asked Legal Questions
In this episode, Dr. Anthony Chillura, DMD interviews Mr. Thomas O'Carroll.  Mr. Thomas O'Carroll works with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and manages our online Non-Clinical Legal Inquiries through the Professional Protector Plans website.  Dr. Chillura and Mr. O'Carroll discuss frequently asked questions and how to navigate these legal inquires.
15:08
October 19, 2020
Oral Cancer Podcast
Dr. Chillura, Director of Risk Management for the Professional Protector Plan for Dentists, discusses the fundamental elements of Oral Cancer and the recommended guidelines the ADA recommends regarding Oral Cancer.
05:50
September 8, 2020
Considerations and Management for Dental Risk Mitigation
Dr. Anthony Chillura and guest, Nancy Pistilli-Hurst, lead attorney for management of dental claims for the Professional Protector Plan discuss legal issues to consider.  The following items are discussed. What to do if you receive a letter from an attorney requesting patient records How to handle a patient complaint due to being unhappy with a dental treatment provided Patient Injury Should you provide patient information to an attorney without legal counsel
27:26
September 1, 2020
Patient Refund
It is inevitable that at some point in your career you will consider refunding fees to prevent a malpractice allegation. In this episode, Dr. Chillura, PPP Risk Control Director, discusses some protocols to follow when faced with this decision.
06:51
July 20, 2020
Patient Discharge
To be successful, the doctor-patient relationship must be one based on mutual trust and respect. There are many reasons why that relationship can deteriorate to the point that patient dismissal is the best option to exercise.  In this episode, Dr. Chillura, PPP Risk Control Director, suggests some protocols to follow when faced with this decision.
09:00
February 20, 2020