Part 1: Legal Concepts.
Chapter 1: The Lawsuit.
True Case 1: Misscarriage due to endodontics.
True Case 2: Changing the chart.
True Case 3: Saving the case for trial.
Chapter 2: The Regulation of Dentistry.
True Case 4: Dental state board case of fractured porcelain.
True Case 5: OSHA.
True Case 6: Forfeit of license.
True Case 7: Lost his license.
True Case 8: Assistant extracted tooth.
True Case 9: Dental society denial.
Chapter 3: Defi nitions and Legal Concepts.
True Case 10: Amalgam tattoo = melanoma.
True Case 11: Divorce due to parasthesia.
True Case 12 (True Case 1 Revisited): Lawsuit due to dentist’s criticism.
Part 2: The Practice of Dentistry.
Chapter 4: The Doctor—Patient Relationship.
True Case 13: Food for fi llings.
True Case 14: No pay, no crown.
Chapter 5: Can You Refuse To Treat.
Chapter 6: The Medical—Dental History.
True Case 15: Only Boniva.
True Case 16: Only heart surgery.
Chapter 7: Child Abuse.
True Case 17: Child neglect.
Chapter 8: Informed Consent.
True Case 18: Implants include the teeth.
True Case 19: Signed consent? Forgery.
True Case 20: Two for one.
True Case 21: Teenage pregnancy.
True Case 22: Lawyer threatens: write off patient’s balance or be sued.
Chapter 9: Records.
Chapter 10: Statute of Limitations.
Chapter 11: Abandonment.
True Case 23: Patient outsmarts dentist.
Chapter 12: Standard of Care.
Chapter 13: Peer Review.
True Case 24: Peer review.
Chapter 14: Risk Management.
True Case 25: Too many “near misses”.
True Case 26 (True Case 6 revisited): Dentist leaves state.
True Case 27 (True Case 2 revisited): Changing the chart.
True Case 28: Who knows what is going on?
Chapter 15: Employees and Associates.
True Case 29: Extra-long vacation.
Part 3: Professionalism and Ethics.
Chapter 16: Professionalism.
Chapter 17: Ethics.
True Case 30: Patient doesn’t want referral.
True Case 31: I don’t want my teeth.
True Case 32: Fractured porcelain.
True Case 33: No pay, no treatment.
Chapter 18: Professional Ethical Situations Based on True Cases.
Part 4: New Dentist Issues.
Chapter 19: Associateships.
True Case 34: Dentist reopened next door.
True Case 35: Dentist takes all patient records to new office.
True Case 36: Buy what you built?
True Case 37: Earn your pay.
Chapter 20: Starting or Buying a Practice.
True Case 38: Do you see me now?
True Case 39: You can run but you can’t hide.
True Case 40: Poof! You’re moving.
True Case 41: Bankrupt.
Chapter 21: Marketing a Successful Practice.
True Case 42: Keeping it in the family.
True Case 43: Keep the patients coming.
True Case 44: Insurance company approves treatment but then doesn’t pay.
Chapter 22: Co-diagnosing, or Gaining the Patient’s Trust.
True Case 45: Denture time.
Chapter 23: Employee Management.
Chapter 24: Multispecialty Practice.
Chapter 25: Forms.
General release for dental treatment.
Consent for pulpal debridement and endodontic treatment
Consent for oral surgery
Consent for periodontal surgery.
General consent for surgical and invasive procedures.
Refusal of treatment / referral.
What you should know about fi nancing your dental treatment.
Authorization for release of dental records.