Risk Focus: Disclosure and Apology in Dentistry

What should you do if there’s an unexpected outcome in your dental practice? Adverse outcomes and errors are a part of dentistry. Learn how to handle difficult situations with honesty and integrity, while protecting yourself and your practice.

Learn about other common dental malpractice risks in the full Risk Focus Series.

This video walks you through how to handle adverse outcomes in your dental practice. Despite your best efforts, unanticipated outcomes and errors can happen. How you handle these situations impacts patient trust and your liability exposure. Learn how the lack of disclosure and apology can affect your practice and risk of a malpractice lawsuit. You’ll also get helpful tips on how to disclose adverse events and real-life case studies to illustrate different disclosure scenarios.

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