- Educate dentists
about the laws and regulations governing the practice of dentistry.
- Indicate the proper
way for dentists to reduce the risk of legal action by suits or
- Highlight the
importance of good communication skills in preventing patients from
seeking legal action when something goes wrong.
- Obtain good record
keeping skills to enable the dentist to prevent or better defend
against suits and regulatory actions.
This course concerns the legal
issues and risks within the
practice of dentistry. Methods to eliminate or reduce legal risks will
discussed in order to enable the dentist to practice in a worry and
This course will
update important risk management issues highlighted by recent
Florida malpractice cases. The importance of complete and accurate
documentation will be stressed. Through the use of actual cases the
audience will learn how
to use risk management protocols in all phases of patient care.
will develop skills that will increase patient satisfaction and at the
protect against potential legal actions. At the end of the program, the
staff will have a better understanding of risk management theories
actual case reviews. They will learn how to integrate these steps into
practice. The use of proper forms, processes and protocols will have
explained and actual case examples will
highlight steps to be implemented in every practice.
Presentor: Philip R. Barbell, DDS, FAGD, FACD,
was a practicing general dentist in
New Jersey for 38 years. He is now Director of Risk Management for
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
Dental Society of New Jersey and New Jersey Dental Association. He has
involved in the insurance arena for his entire professional career and
served as either a board member or officer of several dental insurance
entities. Dr. Barbell has been directly involved at the state and
level on dental association committees dealing with dental plans for
He has also
been involved in the dental
liability area for over 15 years, having served for 11 years as
Chairman of the Board of a national dentist owned and controlled
is a member of Southern Dental
Society of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental Association and the American
Association. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry,
American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.
will satisfy the Florida State Board
of Dentistry requirement for a minimum of two hours risk management CE
during each license renewal biennium.