Risk Management for the Entire Dental Team
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course.


This course will focus on risk management best practices of team dental practice and appropriate delegation of duties. 

Michael Ragan, DMD, JD

Michael Ragan, DMD, JD is an attorney who represents physicians, dentists, and nurses in civil and administrative litigation. Dr. Ragan practiced dentistry for many years and also spent more than ten years managing healthcare professional liability claims in the insurance industry. Dr. Ragan was a Director of Fortress Insurance Company as well as the Chairman of the Claims Committee and currently serves as Fortress’s Medico-legal Consultant.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:

  1. Implement strategies to manage potential problem patients
  2. Effectively use the informed consent process to discuss the proposed treatment, risks, benefits and alternatives with the patient
  3. Understand the proper and correct process of referral and medical consults
  4. Recognize social media and HIPAA considerations



Providing quality dental care and treatment is a team effort and each member of the dental team is critically important. The team may work and function under the license of the dentist team leader but each member has a unique role. This course will focus on risk management best practices of team dental practice and appropriate delegation of duties. 

ADA CERP Disclosure: The author of this Continuing Education Activity has no financial relationship to DrBicuspid.com with respect to preparation of these CE course materials. Author has disclosed that they do not have any real or perceived conflict of interest in preparing this educational activity, nor does this activity discuss any unlabeled or unapproved drug or device.


Release date: June 3, 2015
Review date: January 1, 2016
Expiration date: December 31, 2018


CE courses are administered by IMV, Ltd.
IMV, Ltd is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about this CE provider may be directed to DrBicuspid.com support or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.