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Dental Society Courses

Courses appearing below are sponsored by various district dental societies. To list a course, send complete course information to Jackie Hammond at the MDA office.

NOTE: The MDA encourages local dental societies to publicize courses and speakers online and in the MDA Journal's Continuing Education listings. These listings are published when submitted and should not be considered a definitive list or master calendar of all component CE courses offered in the state of Michigan. Local societies planning CE events are urged to contact other components when scheduling courses to avoid conflicting dates.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 — Macomb  District Dental Society

"Incorporating Sleep Apnea into Your Practice — a Primer"

Speaker: Mark Murphy, DDS
Time: 6:45 p.m. (Cocktails and Food Stations at 5:30 p.m.)
Where: Fern Hill Golf Club, 17600 Clinton River Rd, Clinton Twp., MI 48038 (map)
CE Credits: 1.5
Contact: Dr. Joe Alamat or Dr. Mike Kraemer at (586) 286-1600

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 — Livingston  District Dental Society

"Do Dentistry, Not Time"
Clinical Records Prevent Criminal Records

Speaker: Roy S. Shelburne, DDS
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Crystal Gardens Banquet Center, 5768 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843 (map)
CE Credits: 2
Contact: Dr. William Metz at (810) 229-6318

Dr. Shelburne went to prison in 2008 and was released in 2010 after learning a series of lessons the hard way. There are ways to protect and defend a dental practice and to prevent what happened to him from happening to you. You can protect your practice in the event of a Board complaint, insurance audit, malpractice claim, or criminal complaint.

Dr. Shelburne found that his records and systems were faulty. He learned that it is critical and possible to implement protocols and form a defensive systemic approach to record-keeping. To be prepared for any challenge the whole dental team must be careful, concise, complete, and diligent — not just the doctor.

Learning and implementing this no nonsense team approach to record-keeping could mean the difference between success and failure in the event of an action or challenge to your practice. “I’m passionate about helping my colleagues understand that if it’s not in your dental record, you didn’t see it, you didn’t say it, you didn’t do it, it didn’t need to be done, and it doesn’t exist from the legal perspective,” he said.

Seminar attendees will learn to:

  • understand that what you don’t know can hurt you and that ignorance is no excuse;
  • assimilate and maintain records that can both protect and defend;
  • understand the necessity of due diligence and how to conduct records review and internal audits to accuracy and insure accuracy and excellence.

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