$95M awarded in case of girl left with brain damage from dental care
A jury in Texas awarded $95.5 million to the family of a 4-year-old girl left with irreversible brain damage following a 2016 dental visit, according to a press release issued on September 22 from an attorney representing the girl's family.
September 22, 2022
Week in Review: Burnout soars among dentists | Implant procedure leads to lawsuit | September doesn't have to suck
September 2, 2022
What you need to know about malpractice and TMJ surgeries
About 1% of medical malpractice cases filed against U.S. oral and maxillofacial surgeons stem from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgeries, according to a recently published study in the
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
July 26, 2022
Dentist convicted of breaking teeth sentenced to prison
A Wisconsin dentist who reportedly used a drill to damage patients' teeth for insurance billing purposes was sentenced to 54 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $1 million in forfeiture, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
July 19, 2022
Mich. oral surgeon must pay $2.75M in malpractice case
An oral surgeon in Michigan must pay $2.75 million in a medical malpractice case for reportedly injuring a 32-year-old's carotid and lingual arteries, leaving him with mouth numbness and trouble chewing, according to a press release issued by the patient's attorney.
April 25, 2022
How many millions will your practice lose?
Malpractice lawsuit? Patient who wants a refund? Team member who embezzled money? It's not the negative events that will cost your practice millions of dollars, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. It's the things you don't do. Levin shares three tips to help prevent you from losing millions.
April 11, 2022
Pregnancy testing before sedation could manage risk
Implementing point-of-care pregnancy testing before dental procedures that involve the use of intravenous sedation could help manage practice risk, according to a recent study published in the
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
June 7, 2021
What you need to know about cannabis
When it comes to cannabis in the dental office, there are more questions than answers. Pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, sat down with
to discuss what we know -- and don't know -- about the controversial green plant.
March 8, 2021
Md. bill pushes for faster action on dental injuries
Sen. Pam Beidle, a former dental assistant, has proposed a state bill that would require faster action on complaints about poor dental care.
February 23, 2021
Why now is the perfect time to look at your malpractice insurance
Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for
, has a word of advice for all dentists: Know what is going on with your malpractice insurance and where you stand in the event it is needed. As he begins a series designed to educate dentists of all ages, he looks at the different needs of a young dentist versus one who has been in the industry for some time.
October 22, 2020
Dentist sued, allegedly set girl's mouth on fire
The family of a 5-year-old girl filed a lawsuit on January 2 against a Las Vegas dentist, claiming he set the child's mouth on fire during a routine dental procedure that left her with injuries that may be permanent, according to news reports.
January 5, 2020
U.S. troops could seek money for medical errors if law passes
Service members in the U.S. will have the opportunity to seek compensation when they are injured due to military doctors' medical blunders, such as undetected dental problems or inaccurate diagnoses, if a new defense act is signed into law.
December 11, 2019
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