dsli04Malpractice is more than just physical mistakes when working on a patient. It can be mishandled health records, incomplete health records, not receiving health records, losing patient data, not discussing patient situations with their previous specialist, not confirming patient statements, and more. You usually ask your patient specific questions in regards to their health history, but may not be able to verify it with their doctor or previous dental specialist. This often leads to safer measures being taken, which also leads to lower-grade results. For example, your patient may be allergic to a certain relaxation medicine, but you can’t confirm it or it is not in their current records so you use a safer type of relaxation that leads to the patient feeling intense pain afterwards.

They end up suing you because they felt you didn’t provide proper care or messed up. As you can see, this topic could go on forever, but the main point is to ensure that you have dental specialist liability insurance to protect you from financial windfalls. Whether you are a new dental specialist or an experienced one, liability is a risky thing if you don’t protect yourself.