Mitigate Risk – Building Trust Through Informed Consent and Other Everyday Practices

WHI Dentist / Optima Webinar
May 14, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Free to WHI Dentist Program Owners

Speaker: Rodney Wentworth, DDS

Risk mitigation in your dental practice comes in many forms.  Strong communication and documentation practices can help you decrease professional liability risk.  Please join us In this one-hour webinar where Dr. Rod Wentworth will present best practices in record keeping and informed consent with additional discussion standard of care in dentistry.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the concept of risk mitigation with communication and documentation.
  2. Employ best practices in informed consent.
  3. Review top record keeping pitfalls and how to avoid them.
  4. Describe dental practice standard of care.


ROD WENTWORTH  is a founder and board member of Washington Health Insurance and a 1981 graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He is affiliate faculty at the University of Washington School of Dentistry teaching Ethics and Professionalism and serves on the Curriculum Committee as a Thread Champion for Ethics and Professionalism. He has served as chair of the American Dental Association’s Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs, the Washington State Dental Association’s Committee on Judicial Affairs, Ethics and Peer Review, and Seattle King County Dental Society’s Ethics Committee. He is active in Peer Review at the local level. He has over a dozen publications in the Journal of the American Dental Association’s “Ethical Moment”, is published in  Journal of Ethics in Biology ,Engineering& Medicine and writes about Ethics for the Washington State Dental Association News, ASDA’s Mouth, and the Oregon Dental Association magazine Membership Matters. Dr. Wentworth is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy and is a member of the American Society for Dental Ethics.  He served on the Claims Committee for Northwest Dentist Insurance Company and helped edit their risk management manual.