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The sheer volume of state dental laws and regulations leaves many dentists unsure of their legal obligations to patients. The uncertainty intensifies when a patient files a board complaint or worse, a malpractice claim. In this one hour CE course taught by John Dovgan, you'll learn there’s a way to avoid becoming the subject of litigation. It’s by adhering to the standard of care doctrine,
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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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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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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.
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Do you understand what’s happening internally to your patients when you administer sedation drugs? By knowing how popular drugs are absorbed, metabolized, and excreted you can better serve patients, particularly those prone to anxiety. In this course, Dr. Anthony Feck reveals the chemical processes at work during sedation treatment and how to manage them for maximum patient safety in this 4 module, 4 CE credit hour course.
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What is the current state of enteral sedation, and what do you need to know? Part of our "Study in Place" webinar series, this 90-minute course is presented by DOCS Faculty member, Dr. Jerome Wellbrock. You will earn 1.5 CE.

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Nitrous Oxide is the safest anesthetic that you can administer to a patient. This odorless and colorless gas has been used in dentistry since the mid-1800s. This one CE credit hour online presentation led by DOCS Education's Dean of Faculty, Dr. Anthony S. Feck will delve into the fundamentals of providing safe and comfortable dental care to patients using nitrous oxide.
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