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A Primer on Legal and Risk Management Concepts

May 18, 2023  |  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Central Time
Speaker: Prof. Pamela Zarkowski, JD, MPH, BSDH

Free to all attendees through a generous sponsorship from Heartland Dental.

Build your awareness and understanding of risk – then take it further for ways to minimize and mitigate it. Use these free 90 minutes with expert Pamela Zarkowski, JD, MPH, BSDH, to uncover opportunities for minimizing the risk of litigation on oral care providers. Learn how to manage risk through clinical, education and documentation processes. From contract principles in clinical care situations and negligence related to delivering oral health care services, to explaining informed consent and informed refusal, this is your chance to learn how risk management strategies can be outlined for the dental team.

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

Professor Pamela Zarkowski, JD, MPH, BSDH, is currently Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Detroit Mercy.  She earned a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Public Health in Dental Public Health and Teaching Certificate in Community Dentistry from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University.  An educator for more than 40 years, she has served in various administrative roles at the School of Dentistry and the University. She has held leadership roles in national organizations, provided workshops and published in the area of professional, legal and ethical issues for dental and health professionals. She is a past president of the American Dental Education Association, Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine and the American Society for Dental Ethics.

1.5 LIVE/Interactive CE offered for those in attendance. Certificates will be available under the "Completed" tab in your CE Smart Learning Center immediately following the event. 

For those that cannot attend live, the recording will be automatically available in your CE Smart Learning Center within 24 hours post-event. 1.5 CE can be earned after successful completion of a post-test.
5/18/2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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