Courses

Courses

In this three-module, one CE hour course, taken from Forensic Dentistry: Working from Failure, Moving Forward with Solutions, Dr. John Dovgan, DDS, is a State Board consultant and expert witness. He’s a veteran Standard of Care Investigator (S.C.I.), whose resume includes more than 1300 dental board cases, 130 lawsuits, and multiple state and federal class-action lawsuits. He created the first checklist the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners adopted for consultant use in blanket allegation cases.

In this course, Dr. Dovgan will outline a framework for successfully providing oral conscious sedation services in your practice. When you firmly understand the science of anesthetics and avoid common administration mistakes, the chances of a malpractice claim proceeding against you is greatly diminished.

1 CE hour

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Dental mistakes can be disastrous for both patient and practitioner. In this 3 module, one hour CE course, Dr. John Dovgan, DDS and Standard of Care Investigator (S.C.I.), explores the errors that lead to adverse outcomes. He warns against the habits, assumptions, and personality traits that breed complacency. He also provides thoughtful solutions for preventing egregious mistakes.
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Typically, the first contact a current or potential patient has with your practice is with the person who answers the phone. Make sure your front office staff is prepared to make a positive first impression.

You will have access to this two-hour CE course for one year after purchase.

2 CE hours

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All dentists who administer oral conscious sedation want to keep their patients comfortable, happy, and safe. To reach those goals, dentists must understand the dynamics of each drug they administer. That is, they must know how the drug interacts with receptors in the body and the location of those receptors.

In this 1 hour CE course, Dr. Feck explains how basic chemistry determines the effects of a drug. He uses a popular sedative as an example to show the path it travels to bind with a receptor, turn it on, and boost the effect of a naturally-occurring chemical. He discusses chemistry again to reveal how the body’s composition changes the dynamics of a drug.

1 CE hour

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At present, few dentists use a cardiac monitor when administering IV sedation. The reason? Discomfort—dentist discomfort! Many dentists lack confidence in their ability to read an EKG or interpret a heart rhythm. It’s for this reason that Dr. Leslie Fang, in this one hour CE lecture, is teaching the proper use of an EKG as it pertains to sedation dentistry. In short, it’s not as complex as you might have thought and it’s too important to neglect.

1 CE hour

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How does the standard of care doctrine apply to advanced dental procedures? That’s what boards and juries must determine when a complaint or lawsuit is filed against a dentist. In this 3 module, one hour CE course, taken from Forensic Dentistry: Working from Failure, Moving Forward with Solutions, Dr. John Dovgan, DDS and Standard of Care Inspector (S.C.I.), takes a close look at specialty dental services. You’ll see how the standard of care should be understood while treating complex and complicated cases.

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Did you know that more deaths are caused from drug overdoses than traffic accidents in the United States these days? How can dentists—who write 12 percent of the nation's opioid prescriptions—promote best practices without adding to the problem of substance abuse?

You will have access to this one hour CE course for one year after purchase.

1 CE hour

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