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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Tell the Patient’s Story: Make Good Dentistry Defensible Patient Recordkeeping for Dentists, Auxiliaries and the Management Team

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

A case study format will provide participants with the skills to:
  • Improve patient recordkeeping of all staff to make good dentistry defensible in malpractice and disciplinary proceedings
  • Comply with regulatory requirements
  • Utilize courtroom tested principles
  • Learn what content to include in progress notes, when to include it, and why

Abstract

This course will critically review the legal requirements for patient recordkeeping and focus upon telling the patient’s story in order make good dentistry legally defensible. Case analyses will describe risk management strategies to ensure the record documents the practitioner’s adherence to the standard of care and any patient comparative negligence. This will include review of record content required by state administrative and case law, and common substantive and procedural errors in both paper and electronic patient records. Topics will include record ownership and retention requirements, the release and transfer of information among practitioners, third parties and legal authorities, and upon the sale of a practice or the death of a dentist. Discussions will also explore the parties with access to patient records, and cyber liability for security and confidentiality breaches.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Human Trafficking: Exploring the Dental Implications

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, the reader should be able to:
1. Describe the types of human trafficking that occur both globally and exclusively in the United States
2. Recognize the indicators of human trafficking
3. Know the proper way to add a trauma-informed approach to your practice
4. Incorporate the correct way to approach a victim with a choice of words and actions
5. Recognize the dental indicators that suggest a trafficking victim
6. List 10 physical or behavioral key indicators that your patient may be a trafficking victim.

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Abstract

Though problematic on a global scale, human trafficking has become a heightened concern in the United States. In this course, the types of human trafficking are discussed with variations in gender, locales, and specific laws related to trafficking. Documentation suggests that 87% of victims have seen a healthcare provider during captivity. This course informs healthcare professionals on the clear indicators that suggest trafficking and lists specific protocol to assist not only in reporting the trafficking situation but also in obtaining assistance for the victim. Dental indicators, behavioral indicators, and clear language specific to these situations are presented.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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