CED-4 How Should the AAE and Endodontists Respond to Substandard Endodontic Care?

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CE Hours: 1.5

Description: Endodontic treatment by general dentists is expected to meet minimum standards as set out in guidelines which The American Association of Endodontists has developed and published as "Standards of Practice."

General dentists who have graduated from CODA-accredited institutions and are licensed to practice in the United States must have basic knowledge and experience regarding endodontic philosophy and treatment. In recognition of the variables which exist in dental education, treatment in the practice of endodontics by general dentists is expected to be within an acceptable range and to meet minimum standards as determined by practicing endodontists.

How should the AAE go about creating a context for diagnosis and skill levels that can provide a standard for all practitioners who undertake the responsibility to diagnose, to plan treatment and to administer endodontic care to their patients? How can the AAE address the epidemic of poor care and outcomes that every endodontist witnesses on a recurring basis? What is our responsibility as advocates for the highest standards of endodontic treatment? Where do we stand legally in our advocacy?

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the legal issues that the AAE and state endodontic societies need to recognize in opposing substandard endodontic care
  • Examine how Endodontists can be proactive in opposing substandard care with minimal legal risk
  • Recognize how the AAE can support quality and competence in endodontic education and focus our message on the audiences that matter most-- patients, insurers, DSO’s, and courts

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1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S.

Alan H. Gluskin DDS is currently a Professor, the Department of Endodontics, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. He is at present a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Gluskin is a member of numerous societies including the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association and the San Francisco Dental Society. He has served on the Educational Affairs Committee and the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee of the AAE. and was General Chair for AAE10 and AAE18. Dr. Gluskin is presently on the Executive Board of Directors of the AAE as Immediate Past-President and additionally functions on the editorial boards of the Journal of Endodontics and the International Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Gluskin is the 2017 recipient of the University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt Teacher-Scholar Award. He is co-editor of the textbooks Decision Making in Dental Treatment Planning and Practical Lessons in Endodontic Treatment.

Speaker Disclosure
I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

Jack Birerig, J.D.

Jack Bierig serves as General Counsel to the American Association of Endodontists. He is with the law firm of Schiff Hardin, LLP in Chicago. Jack is a 1972 graduate of the Harvard Law School. He teaches Health Law and Policy and Food and Drug Law and Policy at the University of Chicago Law School. He specializes in the representation of professional associations and accreditation and certification organizations. In addition to the AAE, Jack represents the American Medical Association, the American Dental Association, the National Association of Realtors, the American Board of Medical Specialties, and the Federation of State Medical Boards. He serves as General Counsel to the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Dermatology, the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the ARC-PA, CoARC, and several other clients.

Speaker Disclosure 
I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.