F16 – Changing Standards Of Dental Care And Dentist Liability In Today’s Challenging Legal Environment

Standards of care in dentistry are changing today more rapidly than ever before. It is the dentist’s responsibility to know and practice within accepted standards. To deviate from today’s standards could be considered negligent exposing the dentist to liability and a lawsuit.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand today’s standards for obtaining an accurate and honest medical history and when to obtain a medical clearance
• Understand today’s standards for prescribing drugs for pain management and antibiotic prophylaxis
• Know today’s standards for oral cancer screening and documentation
• Know today’s standards for managing paresthesia as a result of dental procedures


AGD Code: 550

3 CE Hours

Audience: D, H, C, A, S

Dentists: $65 | Hygienists: $50 | All Other Categories: $45

Risk Management
Location: Room TBD Date: February 8, 2019 Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am Dr. Mitchell Gardiner