T7 – Can Your Team Help Defend You in a Malpractice Lawsuit

Clinical documentation has been proven to be THE GOLD STANDARD in defending malpractice lawsuits. This program will show how the ENTIRE DENTAL TEAM is of critical importance in defending their dentist. The dental staff, as well as the treating dentist need to understand what accepted standards of care are for the many clinical situations faced daily in the office, and they will learn how to document that those standards were met. Dentists and their staffs will have the rare opportunity to review and analyze actual malpractice cases and they will understand how documentation helped to win and lose these lawsuits in court. Participants will leave with a fresh perspective of what needs to be documented and the reasons for this documentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what the standards of care are for clinical documentation
  • Learn how the entire dental staff needs to work as a team to make their documentation meet accepted standards of care.
  • Learn the critical importance of record keeping in defending dentists in court.
  • Learn how good record keeping will improve the quality of care provided to your patients.

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 7, 2019 Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Dr. Mitchell Gardiner