What dentists should know about their dental boards

What dentists should know about their dental boards

Staying within the bounds of state regulations and practicing above the standard of care is among the best strategies for staying off the radar of the dental board.

In this online course, John Bitting, a Washington attorney specializing in dental regulations and advertising, will discuss what you need to know about your dental board. As one of only a handful of lawyers in the U.S. focusing on the actions of dental boards and the effects of these decisions upon the profession, Bitting has an extremely valuable perspective to share.

  • Discuss the true purpose of dental boards
  • Learn how to stay on top of regulatory developments
  • Discover how to protect yourself and your practice

Staying current is critical

"Dental boards act under the authority granted by their state legislature's Dental Practice Act. They are quasi-judicial bodies with the power to establish permit fees, levy fines and mete out punishment. In a worst case, they can take a dentist's license away," Bitting says.

Even regulations of small scope—for example those related to advertising—can have powerful consequences if not heeded. Anyone can initiate a complaint with the dental board, including a competing dentist. Should that trigger an investigation, the board has broad powers with regard to obtaining records.

Dentists ignore the activities of dental boards at their peril. This course will explain what dentists need to know and how to stay out of trouble.

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Purchase of this course grants access for one year.