TITLE

Dental malpractice claims

AUTHOR(S)
Hapcook Sr., Charles P.
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Oct2006, Vol. 137 Issue 10, p1444
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the scope and procedure of dental malpractice claims. It states that 9% of malpractice claims come from oral surgery, while 16% of malpractice claims fall under restorative dentistry. The type of malpractice claim will determine the amount of time spent away from the practice by the dentist. Tips on how a dental practice can avoid malpractice claims are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
22857815

 

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