Treating Minors in Dental Practice Course

Author: Ronald Zentz

Most healthcare professionals are well-versed when it comes to the requirements for consent, privacy, and confidentiality for adult patients. However, minor patients, including infants, children, and adolescents, have special considerations that dental professionals must keep in mind. This program will discuss some professional liability and ethical concerns specific to caring for minor populations, and will propose general risk management recommendations to help dental practitioners navigate these concerns.

Course content developed by:

  • Dr. Ronald Zentz, CNA Dental Risk Control Consulting Director
  • Jennifer Flynn, Risk Manager, Dentist’s Advantage/Aon Affinity Healthcare Division
  • Georgia Reiner, Risk Specialist, Dentist’s Advantage/Aon Affinity Healthcare Division

The course developers report no conflicts of interest. Their brief biographies can be downloaded and viewed from the Attachments tab.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify some professional liability risks specific to caring for minor patients.
  • Recognize ethical considerations common to caring for minor patients.
  • Understand basic risk management principles related to caring for minors. 

AGD Subject Codes:

555 (Ethics in Dentistry) – 0.5 CE Hours
565 (Documentation and Risk Management) – 0.75 CE Hours

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) PACE program

(Electronically mediated online course. Original release date: May 2020. Expiration date: April, 2023.)

*Credit toward dental license renewal may vary according to CE hours approved by state boards of dentistry. Please remember that only the relevant insurance policy can provide the actual terms, coverages, amounts, conditions and exclusions for an insured. All products and services may not be available in all states and may be subject to change without notice. CNA is a registered trademark of CNA Financial Corporation. Copyright © 2020 CNA. All rights reserved.

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Treating Minors in Dental Practice Course

Treating Minors in Your Dental Practice

Attachments:

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry   ()
Click the link to visit the website. Referenced in Slide 6 and 35.
Health & Human Services: Personal Representatives and Minors   ()
Click the link to visit the website. Referenced in Slide 31
American Dental Association (ADA) Dental Records   ()
Click the link to visit the website.
American Dental Association (ADA) Statement on Dental Patient Rights and Responsibilities   ()
Click the link to visit the website.
Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect   (139.9 KB)
Download a copy of the Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect. Referenced in Slide 6 and 35.
MPRG Dental Records   (447.51 KB)
Download a copy of the MPRG Dental Records.
ADA Statement on Dental Patient Rights and Responsibilities   (62.05 KB)
Download a copy of the ADA Statement on Dental Patient Rights and Responsibilities.
Dental Expressions®, issue 3, 2016. Adolescent Patients: A liability Checklist for the Dental Setting   (453.55 KB)
Download a copy of the Dental Expressions, issue 3, 2016.
Ronald Zentz - Biography   (131.21 KB)
Download and view Dr. Ronald Zentz's Bio.
Jennifer Flynn - Biography   (124.68 KB)
Download and view Jennifer Flynn's Bio.
Georgia Reiner - Biography   (121.32 KB)
Download and view Georgia Reiner's Bio.

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