Practice safely

Get practical help to manage your risk and avoid malpractice claims with our risk management resources.

Patient Safety & Risk Solutions

Creating a social media policy and strategy can help dentists safeguard their patients and practice from common risks.

Legal Case

A hygienist began care without investigating the patient’s reported medical history, and the dentist followed suit. See how it turned into a malpractice claim.

Mario Catalano, DDS, MAGD

A patient’s strong personality and personal friendship led a young dentist to compromise his standard of care, resulting in a missed diagnosis and high-paying malpractice lawsuit.

Patient Safety & Risk Solutions

Speaking poorly of another dentist or their work is called jousting. It’s not only unethical, it can also lead to a malpractice lawsuit that involves both dentists.

Case Studies

Learn how to navigate situations in your practice with these real-life case studies.

Malpractice Minute

Teledentistry: A double-edged sword?

Malpractice Minute

Complex Orthodontics Case by a Pediatric Dentist

Malpractice Minute

Is Informed Consent Necessary For Mandibular Blocks

Malpractice Minute

How Improper Documentation Led to Wrong-Side Surgery

Malpractice Minute

Dentist Relies on Texting to Follow Up With Patient After a Tooth Extraction, Leading to Poor Patient Outcome and Lawsuit

Malpractice Minute

Death Following Extraction on Coumadinized Patient

Case Study

When Personal Relationships Affect Professional Care

Malpractice Minute

Dentist Misjudges Bone Height During Implant Placement, Resulting in Damage to the Inferior Alveolar Nerve; Malpractice Lawsuit Follows

Case Study

The Injuries that weren’t

Case Study

The Ever-Persistent Unhappy Patient

Case Study

That Happened When?

Malpractice Minute

Complications Occur During Root Canal Therapy, Resulting in Malpractice Lawsuit Against Two Treating Dentists

Malpractice Minute

Miscommunication Between Orthodontist and General Dentist Results in Unintended Extraction of Permanent Tooth

Malpractice Minute

Treatment With Removable Orthodontic Appliances Produces Poor Outcome and Results in Dental Malpractice Lawsuit

Malpractice Minute

Dentist Misdiagnoses Abscess, Resulting in Loss of Tooth and Malpractice Lawsuit

Malpractice Minute

Dentist’s Inadequate Medication Instructions Lead to Poor Patient Decision-Making, Resulting in Severe Infection

Malpractice Minute

Patient Noncompliance and Dentist’s Inexperience Produce Suboptimal Outcome and Lawsuit

Our risk solutions consultants are available to address risk management questions, issues, and concerns. Connect with them on your time by scheduling an appointment.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Sharpen your risk management skills (and earn premium discounts) with our online CE courses.

Informed Consent Samples

Our sample forms can help you and your practice with informed consent — a key part of the provider/patient conversation prior to any treatment.

Bone Grafting

Composite Restoration

Cosmetic Dentistry

Crown and Bridge Prosthetics

Endodontic Procedures

Minimal Oral Sedation

Dental Implants

Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Conscious

Orthodontic Treatment

Periodontal Treatment

Scaling and Root Planing

Tooth Extraction

COVID-19 Resources

Visit our COVID-19 resource center for free resources and answers to common questions.