I am pleased to announce that I am co-authoring an article with Carlos Quinonez for the September edition of Ontario Dentist magazine. It’s entitled “Can Non-Dentists Legally Own and Operate Dental Practices?” You can click HERE to read all of our published articles that appear in Ontario Dentist and Oral Health Office magazines.
I’m pleased to announce that we have just launched our Power of Attorney Wizard on www.DentistLegalForms.com! The Power of Attorney Wizard allows Ontario dentists to create one of two types of documents: (1) a Power of Attorney for Property / Finances and (2) a Power of Attorney for Personal Care.
Power of Attorney for Property / Finances
Why do you need this document? This document allows you to name someone to make decisions on your behalf with respect to your property and finances when you are no longer able to do so yourself (e.g. due to illness, or being out of the country, etc.). Without one, someone will need to apply to court to be the guardian of your property. This can be costly, time-consuming, and emotionally draining if there is a dispute concerning who should be selected.
By going through our comprehensive online questionnaire (the Power of Attorney Wizard), you can create a custom-tailored .pdf document to print out in minutes and sign in the presence of witnesses. Then, you just need to keep it in a safe place and let the person you’ve appointed (called your “Attorney” but not necessarily a lawyer) know where it is and have access to it.
Power of Attorney for Personal Care
Why do you need this document? Every dentist should have plans in place in case they are no longer able to communicate. And those plans should include having a document that includes naming someone who can make personal care decisions on your behalf when you are mentally incompetent. Personal care decisions include things like shelter, nutrition, health care, clothing, hygiene, accommodation, etc. In your Power of Attorney for Personal Care, you can even specify the type of medical treatment you wish to receive if you should happen to be in an vegetative state.
In the next few blogs, I’ll get into Powers of Attorney in greater detail. Thankfully, you can now conveniently and cost-effectively create a Power of Attorney for your property / finances and personal care before you travel, go in for surgery, or as part of your succession planning (what happens to your practice if you get into an accident?). Every dentist needs a Power of Attorney. So now is your chance to get one!
I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by the Toronto Sun about the changes to the law concerning dentists being able to treat their spouses. Stay tuned for when the article comes out (it will be posted here in case you miss it).
I’m pleased to announce that my article entitled “Are Non-Solicitation Clauses Legal? It Depends…” was published in the April 2013 edition of Ontario Dentist Magazine. Here’s the article:
I’m very pleased to announce that an article I’ve written entitled “Are Non-Solicitation Clauses Legal? It Depends…” will be published in the April 2013 edition of Ontario Dentist magazine. This article will be a must read for associates, principals, and those dentists looking to buy / sell a practice. It will review the relevant legal principles and discuss a recent case involving the enforceability of a non-solicitation clause against a dentist. Stay tuned!
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David, Michael, Ljubica, Jonathan, Ben and Julie are a truly dynamic team. Their diverse knowledge, skills, and experiences will help you get the best deal possible while promoting your interests and protecting your rights. You can read dentist testimonials here.