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Fortress In-Person Risk Management Course

Mar 29, 2023 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Monroe Golf Club
155 Golf Avenue
Rochester, NY 14534

Fortress In-Person Risk Management Course
Monroe Golf Club
155 Golf Avenue
Rochester, NY 14534

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Reducing Dental Practice Risk  

Hosted by EDA

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Please plan to arrive  by 5:45 p.m. to register and get dinner. 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Registration for this event is closed.

Fortress Policyholders: $0
Non-Fortress Policyholders: $75

Dinner will be provided.

3 CE credits will be awarded.
Policyholders will earn a 10% premium credit for the next three policy periods.

Course Description:
Through an analysis of closed Fortress malpractice claims, this course will provide strategies and resources to enhance patient safety and to reduce risk in the dental practice. Closed claim topics include esthetic restorations, wisdom tooth extractions, oral cancer, endodontic treatment, and implants. Risk management topics include documentation, communication, informed consent, technology, patient selection, referrals, prescription practices, patient noncompliance, and ethics. There are no prerequisites. Attendees insured with Fortress, upon verification of at least 75% attendance at the webinar, will be eligible to receive a 10% risk management premium credit on their policy, applicable to the next three policy periods.

• Identify common dental malpractice risks
• Understand how to adapt office policies and procedures to mitigate exposure to identified risks in the dental practice
• Implement strategies with professional teams and referral networks to encourage patient safety and reduce risk
• Understand the litigation process, board investigations and the role of the insured provider in each

Michael Ragan, DMD, JD, LLM
Dr. Ragan is a defense trial attorney in a Miami, Florida law firm with 25 years of experience. Dr. Ragan received a B.A. from Syracuse University, a D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and an L.L.M. in Health Law from Loyola University College of Law. Dr. Ragan is presently Adjunct Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Ragan practiced clinical dentistry for fifteen years and supervised healthcare professional liability claims for seven years within the insurance industry. Dr. Ragan was on the Board of Directors of Fortress Insurance Company as well as the Chairman of their Claims Committee and currently serves as Medico-legal Consultant for Fortress. Dr. Ragan is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the American College of Legal Medicine. Dr. Ragan has nothing to disclose.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between OMSNIC and the Seventh District Dental Society.

Fortress Insurance Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of OMS National Insurance Company (OMSNIC). Fortress Risk Management Seminars are produced and sponsored by OMSNIC. OMSNIC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. OMSNIC designates this activity for three (3) continuing education credits.