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Date(s) - March 14, 2023
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Details

Malpractice Stories:
Risk Exposure, Prevention, Safety, and Empowerment (In-person course)

3 CEU, Core • Member Price: $80 early / $90 regular / $99 late

5:45-6:45pm – Registration & Vendors
6:50-7:15pm – Announcements & Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Program • 3 CE units, Core

As dental professionals we emphasize prevention for our patients. This talk will focus on how to become proactive with risk exposure and management. Topics will include recent changes in California law governing dental malpractice legal actions, trends in malpractice litigation, how to deal with patient expectations and threats of potential legal actions as well as protocols for complete documentation. Proactive risk recognition allows for increased options, better results and more trusting patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the recent changes in California law and the potential impact for dental practices
  • Become proactive with managing patient expectations and threats of legal action
  • Understand effective documentation practices

Michael Kowalski, DDS, JD:

Dr. Kowalski is a practicing attorney with the Law Office of Michael Kowalski in Northern California. After graduating from high school at the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served as a medic, obtaining the rank of sergeant, where he developed his interest in dentistry. He obtained his D.D.S. and Bachelor of Science in Dental Materials degrees from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry and practiced dentistry for several years. Dr. Kowalski obtained his J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. He has lectured and authored numerous peer reviewed professional journal articles and textbook chapters in the areas of risk management, professional liability and dental licensing issues. Dr. Kowalski is a member of the California Dental Association and Southern Alameda County Dental Society. As a trial attorney, he has been defending health care providers for over 25 years primarily in the areas of professional liability and administrative licensing board actions, and he also specializes in estate planning and business law.


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