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Special Women in Dentistry Seminars

Speaker: Lynda Farnen, JD
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Fee: $45/person
CE Credits: 1

The Michigan Dental Association invites you to join your sisters in dentistry for sharing, discussion and consultation on the topic of Risk Management. Hear about claim trends, get tips for managing treatment risks and adverse events, staff and patient communications, record-keeping and emerging risk issues. Learn from expert Lynda Farnen, JD, and from your colleagues. There will be an opportunity to connect with one another not only on this issue but other things you face daily in your practice.

Dates/Locations


Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 — Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme, Mich. (map)

CNA Dental Professional Liability Risk Management Seminar

Speakers: Ronald Zentz, DDS and Lynda Farnen, JD
When: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Registration at 8 a.m.)
Fee: $75/Dentists and Staff (per person)
CE Credits: 4.5
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

The CNA Dental Professional Liability Risk Management Seminar is designed for dentists and staff members. The program emphasizes a preventive, team approach to patient safety and risk management that will help to enhance patient care and reduce the risk of a malpractice claim. Through discussion of actual claims, patient care scenarios and video examples, this course will help attendees understand patient concerns, practice operations and clinical procedures that may lead to dissatisfaction and claims, and how to manage or prevent them.

Course topics include claim trends; the identification and management of various clinical treatment risks and adverse events; staff and patient communications; informed consent, informal refusal; state-specific legal information; record-keeping and documentation practices; emerging risk issues, and much more.

NOTE: Professional Protector Plan policyholders receive a 7.5 percent discount on their liability policy for three consecutive years after completing this course.

Sponsored by MDA Insurance and the Professional Protector Plan.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Please note: a 72-hour notice of cancellation is required for all CE programs. Refunds will be granted upon written request, less a $25 administration fee. An e-mail is an acceptable notification.

Questions?

Call the MDA Continuing Education Department at (800) 589-2632, ext. 402.

ADA CERP

The Michigan Dental Association is an ADA CERP recognized provider.

The MDA 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.

The MDA is an AGD Accepted Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit (provider number 219252).


Special Seminar Series

Health Plan Update and Alternatives for 2016

Speaker: MDA Insurance
Fee: FREE
CE Credits: 3

Health insurance is only getting more complicated and MDA Insurance continues to be your one-stop resource for the best health plans available. This seminar will provide everything you need to know to navigate the health insurance world in the Affordable Care Act era. It will cover:

  • ACA rules that employers need to know;
  • The impact of the ACA in Michigan;
  • the MDA Health Plan (a self-insured employer group plan — learn why to join, how to join, what plan designs are available, strategies for funding your plan;
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan individual and group plans;
  • Subsidized plans on the federal Marketplace and how MDA Insurance can help.

This three-hour seminar provides time for questions and answers.

NOTE: This program will not address Medicare or Medicare-related health plans.

Locations/Dates:

  • Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 Marquette (map)
    Don H. Bottom Center
    Northern Michigan University
    Marquette
    6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

    REGISTER ONLINE
  • Friday, Set. 18, 2015 Traverse City (map)
    Grand Traverse Resort
    100 Grand Traverse Resort Village Blvd.
    Acme, MI 49610
    9 a.m. - noon
    REGISTER ONLINE
  • Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 Dearborn (map)
    The Henry, Fairlane Plaza
    300 Town Center Drive
    Dearborn, MI  48126
    9 a.m. - noon
    REGISTER ONLINE
  • Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 Grand Rapids (map)
    Doubletree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
    4747 28th Streeet SE
    Grand Rapids, MI  49512
    9 a.m. - noon
    REGISTER ONLINE
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015  Okemos (map)
    MDA Headquarters
    3657 Okemos Road
    Okemos, MI  48864
    9 a.m. - noon 
    REGISTER ONLINE
  • Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 Troy (map)
    Detroit Marriott Troy
    200 W. Big Beaver Road
    Troy, MI  48084
    9 a.m. - noon (correct time)
    REGISTER ONLINE

All meetings should last no more than three hours. CE credits will be given to all attendees. A light continental breakfast will be available for the morning seminars. Space is limited, so please register early.

ADA CERP

The MDA 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.

The MDA designates this activity for three continuing education credits per course.


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