Defending the Specialty:
Collaborative Patient Safety Priciples

Presented by: OMSNIC

Friday, April 26, 2024 | 9:00am - 12:00pm Registration 8:30am - 9:00am | Houstonian Hotel

There is a $75 fee for this program as indicated on the registration page.


Dr. Colin Bell & Suzanne Moy

Course Description & Objectives

Through an analysis of closed OMSNIC medical professional liability claims , this course will provide strategies and resources to reduce risk in the oral and maxillofacial surgery practice and improve defensibility in oral surgery related professional liability claims. Closed claim topics will include alveolar surgery, implants, failure to diagnose, and those procedures involving advanced anesthesia. Risk management topics include documentation, communication, informed consent, and patient selection. There are no prerequisites.

Attendees insured with OMSNIC will be eligible to receive a 5% risk management premium credit on their policy, applicable to the next three policy periods.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify common medical professional liability risks specific to oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
  • Formulate policies and procedures to assist in improving patient safety and the defensibility of a potential claim.
  • Relate communication and documentation strategies to support patient safety.
  • Discuss current and emerging trends related to risk management in the oral and maxillofacial surgery specialty.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) and through joint efforts between OMSNIC and the Houston Society of OMS.

OMS National Insurance Company, RRG (OMSNIC) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. OMSNIC designates this activity for three (3) continuing education credits.