Author Bryan McLelland

American Disabilities Act and Your Website

Texas dentist was threatened with a lawsuit for his website being noncompliant with the American Disabilities Act.

Dental practices are taken by surprise when they find out that they can be sued if their website does not comply with the American Disabilities Act. This is not a scam. What can your dental practice do to avoid this problem?

Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act provides people with the disabilities with the equal access to buildings, public restrooms, restaurants, and more. Recently, Department of Justice and a federal court case ruled that the law applied directly to websites. For example, those who are visually impaired can’t see images, so a website should include the appropriate tags and data to speak what those images look like.

So, regardless of what state you’re in or what size or type of practice you have, right now, the chances are your website is not ADA compliant and it should and needs to, be. Even if you hired a company to design it, it’s still, at this point, likely not to be.

There are a lot of website companies telling customers they are compliant when they are not just to save business. This is a very real threat, and dental practice owners need to take it seriously. The law is not going to go away. If you don’t have a website that is 100% compliant with the American Disabilities Act, you are 100% at risk.

They have been targeting — and when I say they, I mean lawyers — are targeting dentists because they know that we’re not compliant with the ADA standards and they can easily check on our websites and we — or, dentists — don’t typically have deep corporate pockets to fight back, so guess what? We often just have to settle and cave in.

Dental practices are easy pickings for these law firms. So, again, if you go to my website, go to the interesting cases section. You will find a link to this article.

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EP101: Dental News to Abuse

This week I discuss new legislation that mandates dentists disclosing what lab they use and the lab to disclose materials and suppliers to increase consumer awareness of potentially harmful products and lead containing metal ect.  Ten marketing tips are discussed as well as.  Codes for interproximal Phocal disc fluoride application is given as well.  We have a nice little chat about Emojis as well.There are some dental fun facts that talk about as well.

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EP100: Finding Genetically Matched Medication

Finding the right medication to take for a clinically depressed patient used to be a process of trial and error and could take months to years to find the correct medicine to provide some relief for this condition.  Up to 17% of the US population is depressed and Shaun is going to highlight a fantastic new solution for these people.  Through genetic testing, CNS Dose can show the correct medication to take to help.

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EP099: The Art and Science of Online Review Collection

This interview with Shaun Sorenson goes over his company and the process of online review collection.  Patients need your help to know where the right place to put an online review is and they must use a unique IP address or Google will crack down on the office.  Online data must be coherent and this company will help with that too.  Your reputation matters even online.

Resources

goclario.com

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EP098: Omni Grip Screw Expands and Multi Unit Abutment Plus Arrives

Scott Oyler, my Nobel Biocare implant rep, and I discuss two of the latest and greatest innovations from Nobel.  We discuss the use of the Omni-Grip screw for multiple unit restorations and the indications and precautions with this tech.  The Multi Unit Abutment has been updated and we discuss what these updates are and what the advantages are of the MUA plus.

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EP096: Part 3 of Beat the Heart Attack Gene, Buccal Fat Pad Flap

The episode tears off a big bite of the book review on Beat the Heart Attack Gene by Bale and Doneen and will not disappoint.  There is quite the section on Hormone Replacement Therapy for women that everyone should hear.  I then discuss a large oral antral communication that took two attempts at closure.  The first attempt was with a simple buccal sliding flap and that quickly broke down and failed.   The second successful surgery including using a buccal fat pad flap to advance over the opening.  Check out the cool pics!

Resources

DPS Cover July 2017

The Calming Evolution

Merry Christmas Hoppes

Interesting Case Button

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EP094: Part 2 of Beat the Heart Attack Gene, CO2 Laser Frenectomy

In this episode, I go into part 2 of the book review by Bale and Doneen and really get into some interesting facts and statistics that will help you understand the risks our patients are at everyday and the risks we have for strokes and heart attacks.  Understanding these risks takes us one step closer to reducing those risks.  I do have a quote from Winston Churchill for you as well as an interesting case with pictures and all of a C02 laser frenectomy and a great picture showing the gingival stripping and bone loss that a high frenum pull call lead to.

Resources

DPS Cover July 2017

The Calming Evolution

Merry Christmas Hoppes

Interesting Case Button

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EP093: Acute TMJ Dislocation

This week in addition to reminding you to have 4 of your friends subscribe to the podcast to get our downloads to over 3000 by September, I go over a case that presented to me on the day that I write this.  This gal had a seizure and dislocated her jaw on both sides!  Next week I will give you an update as to how the procedure went.

Resources Mentioned

dentistbraincandy.com/dentistinventory

Other Resources

DPS Cover July 2017

The Calming Evolution

Merry Christmas Hoppes

Interesting Case Button

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