Friday, September 16, 2011
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Arthur W. Curley, BS, JD
Assistant Professor, Dental Jurisprudence, Community Dentistry
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific
Staff are often the first and last persons to see and communicate with patients in an ambulatory care setting, as well as throughout treatment. Accordingly, staff play critical roles in preventing claims for malpractice. This program will review the legal issues and obligations faced by the modern oral and maxillofacial surgery office, as well as the risks for the uninformed and unprepared office team. The speaker will offer tips at claims avoidance, as well as present proven risk management tools for staff to implement to prevent or minimize complications such as wrong site surgery, nerve damage, runaway infections, and failed emergency procedures. This course will also discuss the legal issues presented by new technologies such as, digital records and communications, 3D imaging and computer guided surgery.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to: