Patients, Dentists & Courts, Oh My! How courts resolve claims against dentists.

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Thursday, July 30, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Saint Paul RiverCentre

If you will be attending the MDA 2020 Star of the North Meeting, please join us for our CE Spot presentation Patients, Dentists & Courts, Oh My! How courts resolve claims against dentists.
This presentation is open to all attendees; no registration required. It will be held in the back section of the Exhibit Hall floor. This presentation qualifies for Fundamental credit.

At the conclusion of the course attendees should understand:

  • How the litigation system processes malpractice claims
  • The players: patients, dentists, lawyers, experts, judges & juries
  • The role of credibility through documentation, communication & informed consent
  • The impact on your practice: costs, lessons learned, insurance considerations

Richard L. Small, JD, Dyste Williams | | 248.646.2200

About the presenter
Richard Small, JD, is a nationally recognized speaker on risk management in the dental practice environment. Mr. Small practices law in Michigan and spent the first 20 years of his law practice defending dentists in court in Michigan and other states. He became an insurance agent for OMSNIC and Fortress in 2000. Mr. Small is currently the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Michigan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Great Lakes Society of Oral Surgeons. He also represents the Council of Michigan Dental Specialties and sits on the Michigan Dental Association Access to Care Study Group.

Mr. Small teaches risk management courses at several dental schools, writes articles on avoiding litigation in a variety of periodicals, including Chapter 12 of the textbook “Contemporary Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery”, and lectures frequently on many aspects of dental malpractice litigation through the U.S.

For more information, please contact Cathy Johnson at 952.843.4441 or


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