Risk Management

10/27/2023 • 4.5 CEUs
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This course will focus on the dental practice and those circumstances which can reduce and sometimes prevent increased risks that often lead to malpractice claims. Attendees will be provided with practical suggestions and approaches that can successfully avoid common hazards which often increase the likelihood of malpractice claims against the dental practitioner. The course also is designed to explore how professional liability policies work and to demonstrate the wisdom of having your practice protected by professional liability insurance.

Kevin Earle:

Mr. Earle has been working with the dental profession for much of his career. He led the Arizona Dental Association for eleven years from 2007 through 2019. He came to organized dentistry from a distinguished career in health care regulation, having previously served as the Executive Director of the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners, the New Jersey Board of Dentistry and the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners. He is an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He holds a BA in Public Affairs from George Washington University, an MBA from Rutgers University and an MPH from Columbia University.

Leah Schachar:

Leah is an attorney with the law firm of Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson (BOWW) where she focuses her practice on medical and dental malpractice litigation. Leah also defends health care practitioners before professional licensing boards. Leah obtained her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Physiology from the University of Calgary. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Prior to joining BOWW, Leah practiced criminal defense attorney with the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where she gained significant trial experience and courtroom exposure which she uses to benefit her clients with excellent results in litigation, arbitration, and mediation.


7:30-8:00am - Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00am-12:30pm - Lecture

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