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Legal Updates for Dental Practitioners (Guidelines for Practice Success Recorded Webinar 8)
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American Dental Association on-demand webinar
The information contained in this program was current as of June 18, 2018 . 

Treatment that exceeds the standard of care may sometimes result in claims of malpractice or discipline by the state dental board. Compliance with new, and existing, regulations and guidelines can often help dentists avoid these unpleasant situations. This on-demand webinar discusses the use of comprehensive systems of documentation that may help protect the dentist. Additional topics include triggers for lawsuits and licensure problems, basic risk management principles, and privacy issues relating to the use of social media. Dr. Richard Harold also shares his list of the top 10 steps dentist can take right now to reduce their potential legal jeopardy.

Richard S. Harold, D.M.D., J.D., Professor, Department of Comprehensive Care, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Pamela Porembski, D.D.S., Director of ADA Council on Dental Practice

After this course, you should be able to:
• Understand common areas of dental-legal vulnerability
• Comply with regulations and guidelines effecting dental practice
• Reduce legal risks by implementing dental practice safeguard

The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association.

About this series
This program is sponsored by the ADA Council on Dental Practice and is the final webinar of an eight-part series based on content from the ADA’s Guidelines for Practice Success™ (GPS™) modules. This webinar recaps some of the information available in the GPS module on Managing Professional Risks. That resource was a collaboration between external content authorities and the ADA's Council on Dental Practice, Council on Members Insurance and Retirement Programs, and the Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention.

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Additional online resources available through the Guidelines for Practice Success series include modules on Managing Marketing, Managing the Dental Team, Managing the Regulatory Environment and Managing Patients. Each resource is available free online to members and print editions may be ordered through the ADA Catalog.

Questions about this archived webinar or the ADA’s Guidelines for Practice Success can be emailed to the ADA Council on Dental Practice at