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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. Fortunately, there’s a way to avoid becoming the subject of litigation. It’s by adhering to the standard of care doctrine, as taught by Dr. John Dovgan, DDS.
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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 course, 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 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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This course consists of three modules. The modules are 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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Even experienced dentists who administer sedation can feel overwhelmed at times by the patient monitoring process. That’s because of constant changes in technology, guidelines, and best practices. In this course, Drs. Fang, Feck, and Silverman distill a library of patient monitoring information into easy-to-understand principles.
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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.
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This is a three-module video course. You’ll earn one hour of continuing education credit upon completion. High-fear dental patients are delicate. Dental team members not familiar with them can easily misinterpret their mannerisms, behavior, and questions for something else. This confusion makes it hard for dental teams to build trust, the top priority for fearful patients. In this course, April Burus, a team member in Dr. Anthony Feck’s Lexington office, explains the characteristics and nuances of high-fear patients. She shares the tactics and strategies her team uses to guide patients through treatment, starting with their first inquiry. In each module, April answers questions from the audience—a lively mix of office managers, hygienists, and dental assistants.
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