Courses

Courses
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. In this course, he explains how you can navigate the grey areas in your practice, predictably, to minimize complaints. The course is also useful for members of a state dental board, current and future dental consultants to state boards, and permit examiners.
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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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All dentists who administer oral conscious sedation want to keep their patients comfortable, happy, and safe. To reach those goals, dentists must understand the dynamics of each drug they administer. That is, they must know how the drug interacts with receptors in the body and the location of those receptors.

In this course, Dr. Feck explains how basic chemistry determines the effects of a drug. He uses a popular sedative as an example to show the path it travels to bind with a receptor, turn it on, and boost the effect of a naturally-occurring chemical. He discusses chemistry again to reveal how the body’s composition changes the dynamics of a drug.

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As the country ages, sedation dentists are facing new challenges; patients have more diseases, take more prescription drugs, and carry more surgical implants. In this module, Drs. Fang and Feck show you how to assess patients accurately so you can safely treat them.
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