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.
Friday, June 5, 2015 — Northern Thumb District Dental Society
Speakers: Jason Souyias, DDS
Where: Ubly Heights Golf and Country Club, 2409 E Atwater Rd, Ubly, MI 48475 (map)
CE Credits: 1
Contact: Dr. Scott Behnan at (989) 269-6811
Friday, June 19, 2015 — West Michigan District Dental Society
"Do Dentistry, Not Time"
Clinical Records Prevent Criminal Records
Speakers: Roy S. Shelburne, DDS
Time: 8 a.m. to noon (registration at 7:30 a.m.)
Where: Thousand Oaks Golf Club, 4100 Thousand Oaks Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (map)
Cost: $100/MDA dentists; $75/staff
CE Credits: 4
Contact: Elaine Fleming at (616) 234-5606
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.
Mail checks made out to West Michigan District Dental Association to: Elaine Fleming, c/o WMDDS, 161 Ottawa NW, Suite 301, Waters Building, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Questions? Contact Elaine Fleming at 616-234-5606.