Oral Health Group
Continuing Education

Professionalism, Ethics and Risk Management

December 07 - December 31, 2022

Seminar Topic: Professionalism, Ethics and Risk Management

Speakers: Julian Perez

Course Description:

This course highlights important considerations and potential compliance risks as well as legislative requirements when interacting with patients and practice team members.

Audience: Dentists, Clinical Staff, Administrative Staff

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Describe moral duties and obligations of a dentist towards his/her patients, professional colleagues and society,
  • Define how the term “fiduciary” applies to dentist/patient relationships
  • Define the term “informed consent” and how its application in dentistry
  • Discuss the idea of a “professional distance” and “boundary violations”
  • Identify possible situations that involve conflict of interest
  • identify responsibility and obligations of a dentists for successful treatment outcomes, delayed or missed diagnosis, professional malpractice
  • Describe importance of proper record keeping in minimizing compliance risks
  • Discuss relevant case studies to understand implications of non-compliance


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