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03-5631-21031 (Video): Risk Management: Empower, Protect, Relax

Course Abstract:

Contact Hours (CE): The Academy of Dental Learning and OSHA Training, LLC, designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits (3 CEs).
Cost: $40.00
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Published: March 2010
Revised: January 2021
Expires: February 2024
Length: 67 minute video, two hour self study
Course Instructor: Philip Barbell, DDS
No conflicts of interest are reported by the author or by educational planning committee members.

Educational Objectives

  • Define the dental record.
  • Describe how to change the dental record.
  • List items in the dental record.
  • Describe how HIPPA, confidentiality and security effect handling of the dental record.

    Course Description

    This course satisfies the Florida State Board of Dentistry "Risk Management" CE requirement for license renewal.

    This new video course updates important risk management issues highlighted by recent malpractice cases from across the nation. The importance of complete and accurate documentation with active participation of dental staff members is stressed in the course. Through the use of actual case histories, the audience learns how to use risk management protocols in all phases of patient care. Course participants develop skills that increase patient satisfaction and at the same time protect a dentist from potential legal actions.

    The video is in 5 parts and a handout supports the visual material.

    • Part 1: Definition and Fundamentals of Dental Risk Management

    • Part 2: Laws Dealing with Dentistry and Causes of Actions

    • Part 3: Areas of Concern and Review

    • Part 4: Negligence and The Standard of Care

    • Part 5: Medical-Dental History and Record Keeping
  • Course Lecturer:

    Philip R. Barbell, DDS, FAGD, FACD, FICD

    Dr. Barbell had been a practicing general dentist in New Jersey for 38 years. He is now Director of Risk Management for Dentist’s Advantage and serves on the board of the National Society of Dental Practitioners.

    He has been involved in organized dentistry at the local, state and national levels, having served as President of Southern Dental Society of New Jersey and New Jersey Dental Association. He has been involved in the insurance arena for his entire professional career and has served as either a board member or officer of several dental insurance entities.

    Dr. Barbell has been directly involved at the state and national level on dental association committees dealing with dental plans for over 25 years. He has also been involved in the dental liability area for over 25 years, having served for 11 years as President and Chairman of the Board of a national dentist owned and controlled malpractice insurance company. Dr. Barbell is a member of Southern Dental Society of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

    How to Take This Course

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Contact Hours: 3.00
Price: $40.00

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