Cover your tracks

20 06 2009

Saturday morning we had an opportunity to talk with Mr. Arthur Curley, a senior trial attorney in the San Francisco area. Defending doctors for over 30 years, he has given risk management courses throughout the United States. Curley explained to us how cone beam has changed the dental practice in terms of technology and liability.

Curley explained that with cone beam, the risks and errors typically found and assumed by patients with 2D imaging can be considered malpractice and negligence since better technology is available. Patients can assume the risk associated with using older technologies if they are uncomfortable with the price of cone beam or the radiation exposure associated with it. Curley recommends, in these cases, to document your discussion. To hear Curley’s take on cone beam and dental liability, look for our exclusive interview next week on dentalproductsreport.com.

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