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Answers to your legal questions

Welcome to the MDA Dentistry and the Law archive of legal questions and answers. This section contains a wide range of useful legal information on many facets of dental practice. The questions and answers in this section have all been compiled from the MDA Journal’s “Dentistry and the Law” column, which appears every month.

How to use this archive: Legal information is organized by the categories listed below. Click on a category, such as “Billing issues,” and you’ll see a number of Q&A articles under that category. In addition, each article contains topic tags. Clicking on a topic tag will filter all articles associated with that tag, making it easy to find related articles.

NOTE: The columns that appear on these pages are the opinion of the author and do not constitute legal advice from the Michigan Dental Association.

Also check out the MDA’s Most-Asked Legal Questions ebook, for guidance on a variety of legal issues, and The Dentist’s Guide to Michigan Law, which contains all of the applicable laws, reference codes, and legal citations affecting dentists. which are arranged in 57 subject headings.