Can Your Dental Team Help Defend You in a Malpractice Lawsuit?:

Complete documentation is the gold standard for malpractice defense. Every member of the team has an important role to play in helping to make sure that documentation is complete and meets standards of care. Team members all have responsibilities during patient care to ensure that the office and the dentist are meeting accepted standards of care. By analyzing actual malpractice cases you will see how the team all contributes to defending malpractice and preventing it before it happens.

• The concept of standards of care in dentistry.
• What is required in clinical documentation and why it is so critical in malpractice defense.
• How each member of the staff plays a critical role in preventing a malpractice lawsuit from developing.
• From many actual court cases and understand what the accepted standards of care are for these clinical situations.

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  • Supported by:The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
Mitchell Gardiner

Mitchell Gardiner, DMD, FAGD, FACD, FICD

Dr. Mitchell Gardiner is a 1977 graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. He is a full time general dentist in a multi-specialty practice in NJ. For over 25 years Dr. Gardiner has reviewed dental malpractice lawsuits as an expert witness. He lectures throughout the United States and Canada on various issues of dental malpractice and standards of care. Dr. Gardiner is Assistant Clinical Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and teaches clinical fixed prosthodontics. Dr. Gardiner has been awarded Fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, The American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists.