Risk Focus: Jousting in Dentistry

Jousting — making critical comments about, or second-guessing, the care of another dentist — is a significant problem in dentistry. Jousting most often occurs in subsequent dentist’s treatment or during the process of a second opinion. This video defines jousting and examines the role and impact of jousting on malpractice allegations and claims. Watch to learn how you can help end the jousting cycle in dentistry.

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In this video, our leading dental risk consultant teaches you how to navigate jousting—a problematic trend in dentistry. Jousting is when a dentist gets “thrown under the bus” by another dentist who critiques or questions their care. This can lead to loss of business and costly malpractice claims. Watch to learn how to handle and avoid jousting.

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