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Pierce and Snohomish County Dental Society - Joint Member Meeting - May 18, 2021 6.15pm
Pierce County and Snohomish County Dental Societies are joining forces to host a Virtual Meeting and Lecture. Join PCDS & SCDS on Tuesday, May 18th, at 6.15pm for:
Melissa Moore Sanchez, CIC - "Risk Management: Addressing Current Issues in the Dental Practice."

*Attendance at this course offers a 5% discount on premiums for dentists insured by TDIC.

AGENDA:
6.15pm Introduction and Housekeeping
6.20pm President's Welcome & Greetings
Sponsor Recognition
6.30pm Our Speaker Melissa Sanchez

Description: This course discusses dental practice vulnerabilities associated with malpractice exposures. Emphasis will be placed on the most common practice management concerns including dealing with difficult patients, transgender patients, minor patients consent to treatment, opioid and other substance abuse issues, treating pregnant patients, and what to do when equipment harms a patient. Discussion will be held on proper documentation of patient care, building good patient rapport, and the importance of patient consent.

After this course you’ll be able to:
• Apply tried and true risk management principles to your practice to optimize patient care and reduce your risk of malpractice claims
• Realize that your malpractice carrier should be an automatic resource when you have practice-related questions
• Understand that all members of your practice contribute to, not only each patient’s experience, but also to the practice’s liability strengths or weaknesses

Please note that in order to earn CE credit, attendees must join using a computer, laptop, or smart device. Those only calling in by phone will not be eligible for CE credit.

This meeting is sponsored by:
Carr Realty
Garfield Refining
SeaPort Dental Services
WDIA

May 18, 2021 06:15 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Melissa Moore Sanchez, CIC
@The Dentists Insurance Company
Melissa Sanchez began her career as a medical malpractice claims representative, working with hospitals, medical professionals and defense attorneys. She later worked for a prominent Pacific Northwest medical and dental malpractice carrier. Melissa is currently the Northwest Sales Manager for The Dentists Insurance Company, primarily serving Washington and Idaho. With over 30 years of professional liability experience, she is a frequent speaker at state dental conferences, component society meetings, dental study clubs, dental practices, local and national webinars, and the University of Washington School of Dentistry.