Preventing Dental-Legal Entanglements:

Course Description:
Statistics tell us that every dentist can expect 3 to 5 legal entanglements in a career: bad internet reviews; board cases; demand letters; and/or dental malpractice actions. Learn how to best insulate yourself from these difficulties, the profile of a typical patient who will initiate legal action, the four areas where dental malpractice insurance companies pay out large sums, charting necessities, and much more. If you haven't been stung yet, you will. If you already have, you will be again.

Learning Objectives:
• Learn the four types of legal issues every dentist will face in a career
• Learn the four areas where dental malpractice companies pay large settlements
• Learn how to chart effectively

  • Course Code: T18
  • Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Location: Renaissance Main Floor, Solana C
  • CE Credit: 3
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Jeff Tonner

Jeff Tonner

Since 1988, Jeff has limited his practice to helping dentists. He has written two books, “Malpractice: What They Don’t Teach You In Dental School” and “Ideal Charting For General Dentists.” Jeff lectures here in Arizona and across the nation on risk management, record keeping, ethics and related dental topics. Jeff has defended over 3,500 dentists before the dental board and hundreds of dental malpractice court actions. He drafts and regularly reviews dental-legal contracts, including office leases, asset purchase agreement and both employee and independent contractor agreements. He also brokers dental practice sales and transitions for Western Practice Sales. Jeff founded The Dental Advocate. His Ideal Charting for General Dentists system contains custom progress-note templates, consent forms, Update & Alert bulletins and other legal aids -- an unprecedented and proactive approach to keeping dentists out of trouble Jeff graduated from Indiana University in 1977 and DePaul University Law School in 1981, where he was a member of the law review.

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