Courses

Courses
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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This course will introduce you to the rapidly growing space of digital dentistry and implantology. Learn how state-of-the-art digital dental technology allows every dentist – regardless of the size of their practice – to manufacture inexpensive, high-quality, fully guided surgical guides right in their own office. Whether you place implants on a weekly basis or only occasionally, you’ll discover how you can do it with much greater ease, precision, safety, and patient satisfaction.
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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 (2018 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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Oral sedation offers tremendous benefits to both patient and providing dentist. In the last two decades, its usage has grown significantly among general dentists. Still, many dentists distrust their ability to administer it properly. In this course, Drs. Leslie Fang and Anthony Feck look at multiple complex but commonplace oral sedation cases. They clarify popular misconceptions and reinforce current best practices.
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