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Charting the Course (online reader)

Patient records are one of the most important tools for delivering continuous, consistent patient care. Thorough records promote positive relationships with patients and are vital for supporting diagnostic and treatment decisions. In addition, the quality of patient charts often impacts case outcomes. Using actual case examples, this seminar explores important aspects of proper recordkeeping and provides practical methods to document and maintain records to protect both your patients and your practice.

After completing this course, you will understand how to:

  • Compile a complete patient record with more than just treatment notes.
  • Appreciate the importance of thorough and appropriate documentation.
  • Appreciate how recordkeeping affects continuity of care.
  • Understand the risks associated with allowing patients to dictate treatment.
  • Confidently implement changes to your own recordkeeping system.

Credits: 3
CE Type: 20%
Member Tuition: $25
Non-Member Tuition: $25

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C.E. credits must be obtained by a California Dental Board approved provider. Please refer to the Dental Board’s website for a listing of approved providers that offer online C.E. courses.

New continuing education requirements were adopted in April 2010.

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