Yankee Dental Congress




Advancing the Vision

A Dental Malpractice Trial Demonstration: You Be the Jury!

  • Thursday 1/30/2020
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 165TL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 204 B
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
John Bagley, JD is a partner in the Springfield office of Morrison Mahoney LLP, concentrating in the areas of medical and dental malpractice, product liability, commercial and corporate litigation, and general negligence.
Paul Farsai, DMD, MPH is an associate professor in the department of general dentistry at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and maintains a private practice in Swampscott, MA.
Joseph Regan, JD is a senior partner in the Boston law firm of Regan & Kiely, with a dental and medical malpractice concentration.
Catherine Sarkis, JD is a clinical associate professor, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research.
Debra Udey, is a risk manager at Eastern Dentists Insurance Company.

This mock trial presentation from an actual true-to-life suit brought by a patient against a dentist will demonstrate the various steps and processes in a dental malpractice case. Attendees will be able to experience the workings of a mock trial related to the evidence that is typically provided in a dental malpractice suit , including opening and closing statements, as well as direct and cross-examinations of the patient, dentist, and expert witnesses by actual attorneys role-playing as the plaintiff and defense attorneys and as a presiding judge.

This lively course demonstration will illustrate the importance of accurate record keeping, standard of care, applied ethics, and our professional obligation.

The audience will serve as the jury and deliberate and render a verdict following the presentation. A discussion of the case will follow.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the ethical principles and professional obligations in dentistry
  • Review the meaning and application of the standard of care and legal elements of malpractice
  • Highlight the judicial process for a dental malpractice case
  • Recognize and apply applicable state licensure regulations in a clinical case
  • Describe the importance of accurate record keeping in the dental practice
Presented by the American College of Dentists New England Section.

Attendees will be eligible for a 5% risk management discount on their professional liability premium with EDIC.
Recommended Audience: Dentist