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2017 Annual Session Conference

AS17LDS14 - Diagnosing and Treating the Orthodontic Dento-Legal Horrendenoma

Apr 24, 2017 9:15am ‐ Apr 24, 2017 10:15am


Practicing contemporary orthodontics is a wonderful and rewarding career and all members of the team provide a valuable service. However, there are risk management concerns that are encountered by every team member. This presentation will cover a myriad of examples that describe the ways in which all members of the orthodontic team expose themselves to legal liability. The examples include both administrative and clinical errors and the risk management techniques that can be employed to minimize the potential exposure. The information is applicable to all members of the orthodontic team: front desk personnel, treatment coordinators, chairside assistants, and doctors. Questions from the participants will be accepted as they come up during the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the most common tasks, procedures and errors that potentially expose orthodontic team members to litigation and liability.
  • Utilize various risk management tools and techniques to minimize legal exposure both in the administrative and clinical venues.
  • Apply the information gleaned to the individual character and operation of their practices immediately upon returning to work.


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