According to expert witnesses and as evidenced by recent jury verdicts, CBCT has become a standard of care in some aspects of dentistry. Claims against dentists have involved failure to employ CBCT, document findings and storage. At the same time, patients are using CBCT data to support claims against dentists. This course will provide the legal foundation for practitioners considering, documenting and using CBCT in their practice, responding to complications, and claims of malpractice. Tips on reducing exposure to liability and increasing patient compliance will be discussed.
Mr. Curley is a senior trial attorney in the California healthcare defense firm of Bradley, Curley, Asiano (ah-see-ah-no), Barrabee (bear-ah-be), Abel & Kowalski, P.C. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with honors in 1970, he obtained his J.D. in 1974 from the University of California, Hastings School of Law in San Francisco. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Dental Jurisprudence at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and an Adjunct Faculty Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. As a trial attorney, he has been defending doctors for over 40 years and has presented risk management courses throughout the United States and Canada. He is an associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Curley has published several articles on risk management and authored chapters in numerous text books on oral surgery, endodontics and periodontics.
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