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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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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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Here is a quick and impactful glimpse into Master Series education. Dr. Anthony S. Feck presents one of the most popular, fast-moving segments of our Advanced Sedation course. Respiratory disease is by far the most common medical condition, as measured by prescription frequency. You will learn to understand, manage and maintain patients with conditions that deal with the respiratory system as a crucial part of your commitment to patient care with and without sedation. Earn 1 CE credit.

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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 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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