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Legal Aspects to be Aware of in the Practice of Dentistry

From: $15 to $35

Gain insight into the liabilities of dental practitioners working in a time when altruistic concepts are being overridden by a profitability/sustainability driven system.   






Our legal system impacts every aspect of human activity, and dentistry in this regard is not exempt.    A deficient understanding regarding the medic-legal aspects can undermine the effective implementation and delivery of efficient services.

 Course Objectives: 

Participants will:

  • acquire a fundamental understanding of ethical standards.
  • recognize legal consents and their types.
  • understand negligence and determinants of negligence.
  • appreciate the liabilities of dental practitioners in dental practice

Original date: 3/13/21, Expiry date: 3/13/24 


Tyrone Fernando Rodriguez, Sc.B., D.D.S., received a BS degree in Neuroscience from Brown University. His further study includes an MA in Teaching from Rice University; DDS from University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, and postgraduate Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Rodriguez also achieved an AAPD-Samuel D. Harris Fellowship, Chicago, IL.  Dr. Rodriguez is one of twelve dentists selected by the ADA to be a spokesperson on dental related topics.

Dr. Rodriguez’s former career positions include faculty at the University of Washington, Pediatric Director Northwest AEGD and Pediatric Director, Yale New Haven Hospital, CT.

Disclosures:  None

Disclaimers: As per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited knowledge in treating patients. It is always recommended to do further research.

CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)

PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/2021– 12/31/2025). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by state or provincial Boards of Dentistry.

PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/24). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. 

 This webinar is designated for the CEUs as indicated.   Check your state’s CE regulations for course acceptance.     

*Interactivity provided with PLS’s Ask the Speaker feature included with recorded webinars.

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