August 8, 2023

The Increased Risks Associated with the Use of Non-FDA Devices and Off-Label Use by Dentists

The use of non-FDA approved devices and products pose increased risks for dentists. Similarly, the use of FDA approved devices and products in ways beyond their approval can pose risks for dentists too. Our experts explore the increased liability risks associated with the use of non-FDA approved devices as well as the risks related to the off-label use of FDA approved devices and products.

June 20, 2023

Engage at Any Age: Providing Safe Care for the Aging Population in the Dental Office Setting

By 2030, one in six people in the world will be over the age of 60. How can dental providers be prepared amidst the lingering effects of the pandemic coupled with the increased demand for care? Here is guidance from our risk management consultants on how to provide safe dental care to seniors.

March 28, 2023

High-Severity Dental Liability Cases: Infrequent but Dangerous

A small portion of lawsuits brought alleging dental malpractice reach the threshold of “high severity,” which, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) definition, involve serious permanent disability or death. Get an overview of these cases, which are driven by the value or potential value of the injury alleged.

March 13, 2023

MLMIC CMO Dr. John Lombardo: The Importance of Maintaining Perspective When Facing a Jury Trial

In a message from MLMIC Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lombardo, Dr. Lombardo discusses the instance of a malpractice case that goes to jury trial, including words of reassurance and insights from his own experience. Read his note, which serves as an introduction to the Q1 2023 issue of The Scope: Dental Edition.