Case-based learning has been shown to improve patient outcomes by advancing clinical knowledge.
The case studies presented here provide insights into closed claim scenarios that can help dental professionals enhance their practices as they mitigate risks.
We analyze a case resulting in patient injuries and provide strategies that address documentation and staff protocols.
This case explores the issues surrounding a misdiagnosis claim and outlines steps to help dental professionals avoid these types of allegations.
Our discussion of a tragic case includes strategies to help dental professionals avoid patient injury when performing a treatment or procedure involving sedation or anesthesia.
When treatment complications occur, it is often how the situation is handled that determines the outcome for both the patient and the healthcare provider. These strategies can help dental professionals enhance safety and mitigate risk.
We present a compelling case example and outline risk management strategies that can help practices prepare for medical emergencies.
This case discussion covers risk management issues involving sedation and provides strategies to help practices keep patients safe.
We offer actionable strategies that can help dental professionals enhance communication and documentation skills.
We outline important strategies for documenting the clinical justification for any alternative treatment plan, obtaining informed consent, and providing follow-up care.
We outline actionable strategies to help dental professionals keep patients safe and avoid potential liability when referring patients to specialty providers.
This risk management discussion can help dental professionals avoid complaints, investigations, and sanctions when they respond to dental record requests.
Our analysis and risk management discussion of a case involving allegations of unethical treatment includes strategies to help dental professionals avoid becoming the focus of an investigation or claim.