At the beginning of your career, your practice venue, your communication skills, your record-keeping practices are just a few of the areas that expose you are to having regulatory complaints or malpractice claims made against you. Do your research regarding potential employment opportunities and exercise defensive practice techniques to protect yourself. This risk management program is designed for the new and nearly new orthodontist to assist you to minimize your malpractice exposure . (All orthodontists will find it applicable). The program is sponsored by the AAO and the AAOIC (RRG). The speakers will include an orthodontist, a malpractice defense attorney, and an insurance claims manager. All speakers have experience investigating and handling orthodontic malpractice claims. There will be a Q&A session; bring any patient problems from your office to discuss.
Evaluate different practice venues and their potential exposure to malpractice claims.
Create detailed and thorough orthodontic records that will minimize exposure to claims and provide maximum defense if one develops.
Identify aspects of practice that most often result in claim activity and how to manage treatment to successfully navigate through them.