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Dating a previous patient

A California dental office worker agreed, saying, “I believe that it is not good for the practice.

“I think that crosses the professional barrier and can cause problems down the road," stated a Florida dentist. If a relationship starts, the patient should be referred for treatment to another practice as legal ramifications are extreme," warned a California dentist.

Others feel that in some situations, dating a patient may be acceptable.

“After you have dated a patient, and it doesn't work out, you lose the patient and a good source of referrals.

Respect where you’re at in the circle of dating life and don’t try to fight it. When something’s right, there’s nothing you can do to screw it up.

"It's just not worth the headache," advised a California general dentist.

Patient romance can be bad for a dental practice's bottom line.

However, a number of happily married dentists report finding their spouses in their waiting rooms.