Incomplete documentation, failure to properly dismiss a patient, lack of informed consent, and employment practices violations such pregnancy discrimination, or termination, are some of the common reasons why even the best dentists will likely experience a lawsuit in the course of their careers. Today’s modern dentists are required to navigate a myriad of clinical and professional matters that can leave them vulnerable to litigation. Your ability to understand topics like proper documentation, patient dismissal, informed consent, and employment practices have become a necessity. TDIC Risk Management is here to help you do just that!
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
•Appreciate the importance of comprehensive patient record
•Identify when and how to dismiss/refund patients
•Understand that informed consent is a process, not a form
•Implement protocols that may prevent potential employment claims
Taiba Solaiman has been a TDIC risk management analyst since 2007. She speaks nationally representing the company and advises dentists on professional liability risk management.
Dan Watkins handles employment liability, property subrogation, complex toxic tort claims, and medical and dental malpractice actions. He is licensed in California and Nevada and serves on TDIC’s defense panel.