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Inside Dentistry eBook

The Law and CBCT: Preparing for Standards of Care Today and in the Future

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KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Cone beam imaging has impacted litigation because it provides anatomical truth and thus the ability to avoid complications
  • As the healthcare provider, you must describe why you did what you did—and it must be thoroughly documented
  • Careful consideration of your documentation, workflow, and communication routines can set you on the path to prevent risk.

There are actions you can take in your dental practice that help to prevent risk of medical, legal, and financial problems. Practitioners should recognize and prepare for the evolving risks associated with the use of digital dentistry and CBCT. It is vitally important for you as a dental practitioner to always be aware of any risk that might be involved with the way you are treating a patient or why you are following a certain workflow process.

Cone beam imaging has impacted litigation because it provides anatomical truth and thus the ability to avoid complications. Like most tools, digital dentistry brings both advantages and disadvantages to your practice. However, careful consideration of your documentation, workflow, and communication routines can set you on the path to prevent risk. Learn how certain preventive actions can become thoroughly integrated into your procedures to benefit you and your patients.

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