Prevention of Medical Errors

Activity Details

Prevention of Medical Errors
Any time

Contact Information

1395 Center Drive
Room D1-31
Gainesville, Florida 32610

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide health care professionals with an overview of the problem of medical errors, factors contributing to the occurrence of these errors, and steps that can be taken by institutions and individual care providers to reduce medical errors in key care settings.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recognize common performance and diagnostic errors
  2. Describe the elements of a root cause analysis
  3. Identify risk management measures designed to prevent dental errors and increase patient's safety


Nicholas J. Grimaudo, D.M.D., M.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Grimaudo completed a doctoral degree in educational administration and policy at UF College of Education in 2007 .  In addition to teaching and developing coursework on treatment planning and clinical dentistry, Dr. Grimaudo teaches continuing education courses for healthcare professionals in varied topics . He is owner of OSHA Compliance Training Associates and consults with medical and dental offices on OSHA, HIPAA and Risk management issues.  He has lectured nationally and internationally on risk management, recordkeeping and compliance, ethics and jurisprudence, treatment planning and other practice-related topics. He is currently completing a textbook on Protecting Patient Safety in the Dental Office: Preventing Medical and Dental Errors.

Neither I nor my immediate family have any financial interests that would create a conflict of interest or restrict my independent judgment with regard to the content of this course.

Continuing Education Units

2 contact hours. Online.

Course Length

Participants have 180 days to complete the online course.


Original release date: July 1, 2009. Reviewed March 30, 2015 and will expire February 29, 2024


The University of Florida is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider and a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education