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OSHA COVID Emergency Temporary Standard

The New OSHA COVID Emergency Temporary Standard

By Dominic Totman | November 12, 2021

UPDATE: OSHA has indefinitely suspended implementation efforts of the new guidelines due to a Motion to stay enforcement granted on November 12 by US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. It is still to be seen how long this halt will last, but as of November 22, there are no further updates. We will…

Obtaining Informed Consent

Dentists and Informed Consent

By Dominic Totman | November 3, 2021

A cornerstone of the dental practice, as with most healthcare professions, is the requirement to obtain informed consent before commencing treatment and procedures. The ADA Code of Ethics provides that informed consent, at a fundamental level, honors and empowers patient autonomy and involvement, imposing upon the dentist the “duty to respect the patient’s rights to…

Do you work from home?

Working from Home: Understanding Common Risks

By Dominic Totman | November 3, 2021

The Work-From-Home movement that began in the 1990s and has continued to grow slowly across the country as companies became more technologically sophisticated has erupted in popularity since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic in March 2020. Companies that were previously hesitant to embrace the mobile, home-based or hybrid workforce had to transition quickly to…

Stop the Opioid Crisis

The STOP Act: Dentists and the Opioid Crisis

By Dominic Totman | November 3, 2021

I think we can all agree that there is an opioid crisis in North Carolina and throughout the United States. While we may disagree on the root causes and possible solutions, it’s hard to argue that opioids present a public health emergency. One factor that led to today’s issue involves both misunderstanding and miscommunication (whether…

When OSHA Comes Knocking: How to Prepare Your Dental Practice

By Dominic Totman | October 3, 2020

These days, protecting your dental practice means many different things. The current COVID era in which we live has imposed a veritable cornucopia of new requirements, duties and obligations on dental practices, including those imposed by OSHA and OSHA investigations. If your dental practice finds itself the subject of an upcoming or pending OSHA Investigation,…

Business as Usual? Reopening Your Dental Office

By Dominic Totman | August 21, 2020

Reopening your practice now that the lockdown has eased? Read on!

Seeking Forgiveness: How to Comply with Requirements of the Paycheck Protection Program

By Dominic Totman | August 21, 2020

The economic pain caused by COVID-19 touched nearly all types of businesses around the world. Its impact shocked the foundations of small businesses who typically function without excess capital necessary to pay employees while closed for quarantine. The federal government stepped up in a historic way to help protect small businesses by offering loans to…

Beneficiary Designations and Minor Children

Estate Planning Basics: Trust Planning for Minor Children Beneficiary Designations

By Dominic Totman | January 25, 2018

Life Insurance / Retirement Account Designations and Minor Children The Background: Naming a Minor Child as a Beneficiary Anyone with a life insurance policy, a 401K or IRA has (or, at least, should have) designated one or more beneficiaries for that account or asset. When deciding who to list as beneficiary, it’s not uncommon to…

Private Placement and Regulation D

Looking for Investors in Your Company? Get to Know “Regulation D”

By Dominic Totman | January 11, 2018

Private Placement and Regulation D The Sale of Stock as a Private Placement.  Private Placement and Regulation D. These are concepts that apply to the sale of what are known as securities. Sometimes securities transactions are involved in M&A transactions.  But for many companies, these concepts are most commonly implicated when looking for investors. When…

Mergers and Acquisitions

What are Mergers and Acquisitions?

By Dominic Totman | January 9, 2018

What are Mergers and Acquisitions and what should you know about these transactions? What is “M&A”? The term “Mergers and Acquisitions” is broad and encompasses a myriad of transactions and deal structures, including private sales to outside purchasers (e.g. new owner/operator or equity group), internal transitions to key employees or shareholders, the merger of two or more businesses,…



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