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A Primer on Legal and Risk Management Concepts
A Primer on Legal and Risk Management Concepts

Speaker: Pamela Zarkowski, JD, MPH

Program Track: Professional Development

Course Description: This course is designed to review opportunity to minimize risk of litigation on dental providers. Learn to manage risk well with best clinical, education and documentation processes.

Learning Objectives:

  • List contract principles important to the provider/patient relationship in clinical care situations.
  • Describe tort concepts, including intentional torts, negligence, and abandonment, as it relates to delivering oral health care services.
  • Explain the importance of informed consent, informed refusal and guidelines for documentation.
  • Outline risk management strategies for the dental team.

CE Credit Hours: 1.5

Original Date of Session: May 18, 2023

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2023–Dec. 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

Discounted member price: 15.00
You could save: 75.0%