Online Education


Foundations of Risk Management Dentistry, 2nd Edition Part 1 for ProAssurance 

Overview

Risk management is not just about avoiding malpractice suits. It’s also about learning to recognize and address the communication and documentation lapses that give rise to unwanted surprises, poor outcomes, and dissatisfied patients. As we’ll see, doing so will not only make your patients happier, it will improve the quality of dental services you deliver.

Take the couse at: ProAssurance.MedRisk.com.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Name the four elements of a malpractice claim.
  2. Discuss the communication practices that can enhance patient relationships.
  3. Implement good risk management practices in your office environment.
  4. Establish and use an informed consent process in your practice.

Target Audience

This course is designed for all general dentists and specialists who want solid information to help minimize their professional liability.

Methodology

This is a self-study course consisting of didactic material and a post-test, which enables learners to study at their leisure and internalize the content at their own pace. Users should read the course content, answer the test questions and submit the answers for scoring. Those who complete the course with a score of 80 percent or higher will earn 4 self-study CE credits. AGD subject code: 550 & 565

Faculty/Author

This course was developed by Rosemary Gafner, Ed.D. and James E. Schutte, Ph.D. Their CVs are available online at MedRisk.com/MedRisk/Faculty/CV/default.aspx.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Not applicable

Release Date: January 15, 2019
Expiration Date: January 14, 2022
Estimated Time of Completion: 4 hours
Cost: No additional cost for dentists insured by ProAssurance

CDE Information:

ProAssurance Corporation is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2020. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of ProAssurance Corporation and Medical Risk Management, Inc. ProAssurance Corporation is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit. 

Premium Credit: Participation in this online prevention seminar may qualify you for premium credit. We encourage you to contact your ProAssurance representative to see if you qualify for a premium credit under our comprehensive system of discounts and rewards for online prevention seminars. Premium credits are subject to approval by the state insurance department and are applied at renewal of your insurance policy.

Commercial Support: This activity was developed by Medical Risk Management, Inc. without support from any commercial interest.

Disclosure: No one in a position to influence course content has anything to disclose.

Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2020. Provider ID# 209194.

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Risk Management Consult: Dentistry Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

Overview

Whether you’re a general dentist or a referring specialist, your practice overlaps dentists in other specialties, sometimes even physicians. This likely means you collaborate on occasion with a variety of practitioners. Therefore, protecting your patients’ safety and your own legal interests requires that you understand not only your own responsibilities, but those of both your dental and medical colleagues—such that you’re prepared to intervene if others fall short in meeting their own obligations.

Take the course at: ProAssurance.MedRisk.com.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, a user should be able to:

  1. Explain the need for orally reviewing with new patients any written medical or dental history questionnaires or other documents they provide.
  2. Understand the importance of obtaining and reviewing the patient’s prior records.
  3. Recognize the importance of communicating with the patient’s primary care physician and other caregivers.
  4. Describe the duties of a dentist in obtaining informed consent.

Target Audience

This course is designed for general dentists as well as specialists who want solid information on minimizing their professional liability.

Methodology

This is a self-study course consisting of text and CE test, which enables learners to study at their leisure and internalize the content at their own pace. Dentists should read the course content, answer the test questions and submit the answers for scoring. Those who complete the course with a score of 80 percent or higher will earn 5 CE credits. AGD subject code: 550

Faculty/Author

It was developed by Rosemary Gafner, Ed.D. and James E. Schutte, Ph.D. Their CVs are available online at ProAssurance.MedRisk.com under the “Faculty” menu.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Not applicable

Release Date: July 1, 2018
Expiration Date: August 31, 2019
Estimated Time of Completion: 5 hours
Cost: This course is available to ProAssurance insureds at no additional cost 

* Continuing Dental Education Credit:

ProAssurance Corporation is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2020. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of ProAssurance Corporation and Medical Risk Management, Inc. ProAssurance Corporation is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.

** Premium Credit:

Participation in this online prevention seminar may qualify you for premium credit. We encourage you to contact your ProAssurance representative to see if you qualify for a premium credit under our comprehensive system of discounts and rewards for loss prevention seminars. Premium credits are subject to approval by the state insurance department and are applied at renewal of your insurance policy.

Commercial Support: This activity was developed by Medical Risk Management, Inc. without support from any commercial interest.

Disclosure: No one in a position to influence course content has anything to disclose.

Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2020. Provider ID # 209194

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Foundations of Risk Management

Dentistry, 2nd Edition Part 1 for ProAssurance

Personalized Risk Resource Assistance

For assistance with questions about dental professional liability issues, our experienced advisors are just a phone call or email away.

You can contact us Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ET). Call 844.223.9648 or email RiskAdvisor@ProAssurance.com.