Three to Heed – Topics in Dental Practice Risk Management
This one-hour webinar recording addresses three hot topics in dental practice risk mitigation. Effective practice delegation respects dental hygienist and assistants’ scope of practice and frees the dentist for higher level activities. Understanding the concepts in preventing and handling patient complaints skillfully can impact your practice on many levels, from increased productivity to claim prevention. And the third topic, compliance issues on the horizon, alerts you to rules that are in progress to help your practice prepare.
Three to Heed – Topics in Dental Practice Risk Management Webinar Evaluation – Evaluation must be submitted for receipt of Certificate of Completion.
At the end of the program, the participant should be able to:
- Delegate duties to staff per appropriate scope of practice.
- Employ patient complaint risk mitigation strategies.
- Review compliance issues on the horizon for dental practice in WA state.
Speaker: Rodney Wentworth, DDS
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.