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See how the July 26 vaccination order impacts dental practices.
Explore obtaining informed consent for treatment given the current risk of COVID-19 transmission.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents significant challenges and obstacles to the dental profession. Governmental orders to shelter in place have severely limited the ability to see patients. At the same time, the practice of dentistry presents one of the highest exposures to COVID-19 in health care due to aerosol-producing treatment and working in the oral cavity, both primary sources of transmission. This course will explore the potential of obtaining patient consent for treatment given the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Mr. Curley will review the new legal standards for infection control and patient management. Explore the law of consent, informed consent and the legal potential for the assumption of risk by patients. This course will also offer direction on documenting consent and reducing the risk of litigation or claims in the event a patient or staff member contracts COVID-19.