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Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses® Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.  6/1/21 to 5/31/24.  Provider ID# 208521

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Essential Risk Management

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Mitch Gardiner, DMD, FAGD & Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

Your best prevention and defense for a possible malpractice lawsuit is understanding and practicing within appropriate standards of care. Mitch Gardiner is a practicing dentist with extensive experience as an expert court witness.  He will share the best ways to protect your practice.  Are your office’s clinical procedures, documentation, and compliance to appropriate state dental practice acts where they should be?  Are you obtaining a truthful, honest, and current medical history?  Are you obtaining a valid informed consent from your patient prior to treatment? What types of lawsuits are becoming the most common and worrisome for our profession? How can you prepare yourself and your office team to prevent legal activity and best defend against a lawsuit? Malpractice lawsuits can be extremely traumatic and expensive as well as time-consuming.  Mitigate future frustration and all the consequences by enacting essential risk management practices today! Your practice and your patients will both benefit greatly.

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Table of Contents

  • Standards of Care in Dentistry
  • Who Establishes Standards of Care?
  • Can Standards of Care Change?
  • What Needs to Be Proven in Court?
  • Importance of Documentation
  • Frequency of Dentists Being Sued
  • Typical Types of Injuries Triggering Lawsuits
  • What Is a Permanent Injury?
  • What Areas of Dentistry are Discussed to Determine Negligence in Court?
  • Importance of Medical History
  • Medications
  • Updating Medical Histories
  • Vital Signs
  • Informed Consent
  • Is Your Patient of Sound Mind, Memory, and Understanding?
  • Oral Cancer and Human Papillomavirus

 Available in streaming format only

Item #: S4749

CE Credits: 2