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Event Details
  • This course covers common ethical issues encountered in the dental practice, ethical obligations of practitioners, and the practical application of ethics for owners, directors, associates, hygienists and auxiliaries in the dental setting. Topics covered will include:
    •  Obligation to Treat
    •  Emergency Treatment
    •  Dismissal of Patients 
    •  Informed Consent and Refusal
    •  Patient and Provider Competence and Judgment
    ​​​​​​​•  Prescribing and Reporting of Controlled Substances
    ​​​​​​​•  Relationships in the Clinical Setting: Patients, Coworkers, and Family
    ​​​​​​​•  Confidentiality, Records, and Electronic Communications
    ​​​​​​​•  Consultations and Referrals
    ​​​​​​​•  Specialties, Representations & Advertisements 
    ​​​​​​​•  Fees, Billing, and Monetary Issues
    ​​​​​​​•  Supervision and Delegation of Duties
    ​​​​​​​•  Professional Demeanor in the Workplace and Beyond
  • •  Identify and discuss common ethical concerns of dentists
    •  Recognize the authorities governing ethical obligations in the dental practice
    •  Understand the relationship between ethical, regulatory, and legal requirements
    •  Review business ethics particular to the dental practice
    ​​​​​​​•  Discuss emerging issues and challenges presented by advances in technology
  • Vincent Dunn, Esq, partner, Hamel, Marcin, Dunn, Reardon and Shea, P.C. with 30 years of trial experience advocating for healthcare professionals

    Raymond Martin, DDS, past president, speaker of the House, Massachusetts Dental Society, expert witness working with more than 20 New England law firms, and maintains a private practice in Mansfield 
  • MDS Dentist/Auxiliary Member $75

    Non-MDS Member $105

Recommended Audience
  • Assistant; Dentist; Hygienist; Office Staff
  • 3.0
Financial Disclosure
  • Vincent P. Dunn, and Raymond K. Martin have no relevant financial relationship to this presentation to disclose.
Cancellation Policy
  • Refunds can be made online up to 10 days prior to the class. You will receive a full refund minus a $10 processing fee. There are no refunds less than 10 days out including cancelations due to illness, late arrivals or weather. Full refund will be given if your class is cancelled for any reason by MDS. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing. There is no refund for courses once the course begins. Registrants will be notified by e-mail if the course is canceled due to inclement weather or for any other reason by MDS. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address used to register.