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    Evidence-Based Dentistry: A New Standard for Disciplinary Actions

: Mark Brengelman
: Monday, September 11, 2017 | 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
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: 60 Mins
: Intermediate
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State agencies routinely handle, investigate and dismiss or prosecute alleged violations of law that can be career-ending for the dental practitioner if pursued. Patients sue for dental malpractice seeking thousands of dollars in money damages.
Should the dentist even be held to a standard established by an evidence-based review? Explore the answer “yes,” if that standard is being taught in the dental schools, applied by licensure testing, is reflected in current continuing education, has been otherwise noticed to the existing dental community, and is testified to by an expert witness for a state licensure board or before a civil jury of lay persons.
Learn to identify the legal authority for the state to take disciplinary action and to revoke the license of a dentist in this drastic state action. Seek to understand and defend against such state actions based on evidence-based dentistry because they may result in ruinous practice and career consequences for the dental professional.
This program offers an objective, thorough review of the new standard of evidence-based dentistry and the powers of the state over an individual dental practitioner using evidence-based dentistry to take disciplinary action. This program also reviews how that standard may apply in a civil malpractice trial against a dentist in a jury trial. Without an understanding of the standard of evidence-based dentistry, the dental practitioner likely suffers a fatal blow to his or her professional practice and career as a dentist.
Learn to identify, understand and defend against new legal standards in dentistry that may apply to state licensure disciplinary actions and to civil claims for malpractice. Either claim may result in ruinous practice and career consequences for the health care professional held to an objective standard of care for dentists.
“Unprofessional conduct” and “negligence” are legal standards applicable to the standard of care to be met by a licensed dentist. But this standard of negligence differs when applied by the state against a dentist and when a jury decides malpractice damages in a civil proceeding.
Why the difference? How does it apply? What is accepted in the dental community as the standard of care? How does that apply to a state licensure board composed of dentists, dental hygienists and consumer members? How does a civil jury of lay people apply those standards in a civil malpractice trial, where thousands or tens of thousands of dollars may be at stake? This program offers an objective, thorough review of the new evidence-based dentistry standards and powers of the state over an individual dentist.
  • Legal standards for disciplinary action by a state licensure board
  • Legal standards for dental malpractice cases in the civil courts
  • Evidence-based dentistry as a new standard of care
  • Defenses to the use of evidence-based dentistry as a standard of care
  • Informed consent and dental justification for dental services performed and in the way, they were performed
  • Attorneys at Law
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Health Care Facility Managers
  • Dentists
  • Physician and Medical Office Managers
  • Dental Office Managers
Mark R Brengelman has worked as the assigned counsel to numerous health professions licensure boards as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Moving to private practice, he now helps private clients in health care in a wide variety of contexts.
He graduated with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then earned a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Kentucky College Of Law. In 1995, he became an assistant attorney general and focused in the area of administrative and professional law where he represented multiple boards as general counsel and prosecuting attorney.
Mr. Brengelman is a frequent participant in continuing education and has been a presenter for over twenty national and state organizations and private companies, including webinars and in-person seminars. These national and state organizations include the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute.

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