Standard of Care

discusses the legal view of standard of care and six common misconceptions about the standard of care; based on two articles in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour)

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define standard of care in dentistry and describe how it is created and interpreted
  • Identify practice patterns that are questionable based on the legal definition of standard of care and the ethical values that are associated with them.

Please Review the Following Articles:

Standard of Care Legal View

Reference

Arthur W. Curley and Bruce Peltier, Standard of Care: The Legal View, Journal of the American College of Dentists, 2014, 81(1), 53-58.

Standard of Care Misconceptions

Reference

Larry E. Jenson, Six Common Misconceptions about the Standard of Care in Dentistry, Journal of the American College of Dentists, 2014, 81(1), 59-63.

 

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