As a dentistry professional, the following questions are important to review with your new employer, or even with your existing employer as you change positions. Use the below guide to help you ask the right questions as you move forward in your career.
Dentistry professionals’ responsibilities can span a variety of areas depending on the field you enter, the size of your place of employment, or even local laws and regulations enforced by the state medical board. It is always a good idea to clarify what your daily responsibilities are, what your employer’s expectations are, and how the laws in your area define the scope of practice for your position.
The dentistry profession changes all the time. As laws change, and medical boards expand the roles of dentistry professionals, advancing your education, keeping current with medical best practices, or getting certified in a specialized field of medicine can help you expand your career.
As you continue your professional education in dentistry, it is especially vital to have your own dental malpractice insurance policy. Even if your employer is encouraging or paying for your continuing education, their dental liability insurance policy will not cover you outside of the office and your regular working hours.
Each state has local dentistry associations or chapters of larger, national organizations. Some of the more prestigious associations include the American Dental Association, or the Academy of General Dentistry. We support working with national or local dentistry programs that help further the education of dentistry professionals by keeping their personal livelihoods protected from future medical malpractice claims.
Find out from your employer if membership comes with your employment, or if they provide any additional benefits to you for being a member of a dentistry association.
We insure healthcare groups & clinics, so we know firsthand that your employer’s policy will not have you as their main interest when it comes to malpractice legal cases or settlements.
If your employer does offer professional dental liability insurance, what is the coverage plan? Ask for it in writing so you can review it and present it in the future should a malpractice claim arise.
Make sure there are no gaps in coverage as you transition between employers, positions, or insurance companies. Reach out to CM&F’s client services team for advice and assistance in finding the best dental malpractice insurance option for you.
Having your own personal dental liability insurance policy will ensure that your interests are the priority and that your livelihood is protected. CM&F’s individual dentistry malpractice insurance options are attached to you, covering you wherever you go and wherever you work.
Salary negotiations are often a tough subject for interviewees, newly hired or newly promoted employees. Make sure to research starting, average, and maximum salaries for your position, in your medical field, in your state. With the salary being offered, also be sure to measure the additional benefits like PTO, continuing education or access to personal dentistry professional malpractice insurance.
The cost of malpractice insurance for dentistry professionals varies depending on position, type of coverage, and location. With CM&F, malpractice insurance is affordable and comprehensive with plans as low as $81.00 dollars a month. Our competitors cannot match our low prices as well as our encompassing coverage plans. To learn more about pricing for your specific profession in your state, give us a call or get a quote online.
Know the expectations of your employer. If you know the expectations and meet or exceed them daily, showing drive and motivation to grow, your career will advance in no time. CM&F is adamant about protecting the livelihood of dentistry professionals for this very reason. A professional liability insurance policy for dentistry professionals with CM&F eliminates personal financial risk, damages to your reputation, as well as license or medical board repercussions.
CM&F was founded over a century ago. Through up and down markets, CM&F’s dedication to dental professionals has never wavered. CM&F remains committed to making it easy and cost-effective to secure vital professional insurance coverage with: