In this age of expanding theories of tort liability, dentists may be responsible for more than their own acts. Dentists have responsibility for the actions of their office staff and those whom they directly employ. Most dentists don't realize that they may also be held responsible for any acts of their partners, office staff or others who may perform procedures under their control or supervision.
This course will help you understand the issues involved and what procedures to implement to judiciously practice dentistry.
At the completion of this course, each participant should be knowledgeable in:
- Record keeping
- Informed consent
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.
Participants have 180 days to complete the online course.
* Original release date: July 1, 2009. Reviewed March 30, 2012 and will expire February 29, 2014.