DATE: Sunday, October 10, 2020
TIME: Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Online presentation format via Zoom
TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX
CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.
AGD Code: 563
Mitchell Gardiner, DMD, FAGD
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
The world pandemic of Covid-19 viral infection has turned the profession of dentistry upside down. Most dental practices in every specialty and state were forced to close by mandates from local and state governments. The summer of 2020 will see practices allowed to fully reopen to provide patients all elective dental procedures once again. The questions that dental clinicians have concerning what acceptable standards of care are in this age of the Covid-19 virus must be addressed. Patients and staff members must be satisfied that practices meet these standards and that dental practices can safely protect staff, patients and doctors while providing all dental care, otherwise patients will not return for necessary care.
There are many other areas of patient care today that continue to see changing standards of care in addition to the presence of the Covid-19 virus. This all-day course will explore and investigate these areas for clinicians and their staff.
The malpractice lawsuit is the place where standards of care are discussed and used in front of a jury to either defend or to find fault with dental professionals. This course will rely on actual dental malpractice cases throughout the program to show participants what the standards of care are in 2020 and by analyzing these cases help course participants to practice within these standards.
Who Should Attend
This all day program is ideal for dentists and their entire staff to participate together, as the team approach is the best means in the dental office to help dentists, hygienists, assistants and front office staff people meet accepted standards of care.
Areas of discussion and analysis will include:
- Practicing in the age of the Covid-19 virus
- Obtaining a complete and honest medical history
- Obtaining a valid and complete informed consent
- Record keeping standards
- Oral cancer screening and referral
- Antibiotic use
- Writing opioid prescriptions
- Patient injuries that trigger serious malpractice lawsuits
During this presentation participations will have the opportunity to learn:
- How to practice safely in this new age of the Covid-19 virus
- What acceptable standards of care are for many clinical areas of dentistry
- How to document the records to prove that standards of care have been met
- How the entire dental team needs to understand that they must work together to have a practice meet accepted standards of dental care.