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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 the best seminar presentation can't replicate the value of training in an actual clinical setting. That's why we offer a premium experience for dentists wishing to put their knowledge into practice. The Personal Learning Experience (PLE) places dentists and staff members within a pediatric dental clinic. This real-world setting provides the best possible look at how sedation can be provided safely and efficiently to a wide number of patients every single day. Participants gain vital access to successful clinical techniques and established practice management approaches.

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World-renowned pharmacology and physiology expert Dr. Leslie S.T. Fang, a distinguished member of the DOCS Education faculty, is the lead author of The Ultimate Cheat Sheets: The Practical Guide for Dentists (2020 Edition) – a comprehensive chair-side resource that thousands of dentists turn to daily to have up-to-date information at hand when they need to make critical clinical decisions.

Now with an Exclusive Bonus - you can fully satisfy the newly issued opioid-safety education policy recommendation in just 90 minutes – today…tonight…this weekend – from the comfort of your home or office.

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Providing sedation dentistry successfully requires constant learning and refinement. While technical skills are absolutely necessary, they are only one component of the service. In this course, Dr. Anthony Feck discusses other skills, including marketing, communication, and presentation--essential to your success as a sedation dentist.
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