Defamation Law

Protecting your Reputation from Online Attacks

Presented by: Dorothy Charach

Reading defamatory remarks about yourself or your business, particularly when they affect your professional reputation, is an incredibly stressful experience. As social media and rating websites continue to increase in popularity, it is an unfortunate reality that not all online feedback will be positive or, more importantly, true.

In this lecture, Dorothy will share her experience launching a defamation claim on behalf of a physician who was defamed repeatedly on RateMDs.com, succeeding on summary judgment, and upholding the decision on appeal. Dorothy will explain the legal elements of defamation and will share some possible strategies to explore when experiencing cyber libel.

Perio Classification

Presented by: Dr. Peter Fritz and Dr. Luisa Schuldt
Periodontal disease is a prevalent dental condition that affects millions of people worldwide, most often unknown to the patient. In this lecture, we will focus on the most recent classification of periodontal disease, diagnostic tools and tips for supporting our patients during their initial management and long term maintenance.

Most Interesting Cases in Perio

Presented by: Dr. Peter Fritz and Dr. Luisa Schuldt
This lecture will highlight some of the most interesting cases Dr. Fritz and Dr. Schuldt have encountered throughout their career.

Dental Radiography Review

Presented by: Dr. Peter Fritz
In the ever-evolving field of periodontics, the integration of advanced technology is reshaping the way we diagnose and plan treatments. Join us for an enlightening lecture that explores the intersection of radiography review and artificial intelligence (AI) in periodontics. Dr. Fritz will take you on a journey through the world of radiographic evaluation, demonstrating how AI is revolutionizing this crucial aspect of periodontal practice.

Insurance Company Know How and Fee Guides

Presented by: Leslie Redmond
Recognizing that the ODA Suggested Fee Guide is an important part of running a business both ethically and economically, this session is designed so that dentists can accurately and effectively interpret the Guide. Participants will hear best practices in choosing the correct procedure codes, fee development and communications with both patients and third parties.

Record Keeping

Presented by: Greg Anderson

Professional, ethical and legal responsibilities require that a complete chart and record documenting all aspects of each patient’s dental care be maintained. A detailed chart accurately records the patient’s dental condition when first presenting at the office, assists and supports a proper diagnosis and treatment planning, and provides a clear description of the patient’s ongoing care. Good records are also the dentist’s best defence in the event of a formal complaint or lawsuit. In this presentation, RCDSO representatives offer guidance and practical advice in understanding the dental record keeping requirements in Ontario.

Contemporary Periodontal Regeneration

Presented by: Dr. Aleem Manji
As our knowledge and awareness of hard and soft tissue regenerative procedures grow, the question remains – can a tooth be saved or should it be extracted? What tools and technologies do we benefit from today in regenerative medicine that allow us to achieve outcomes we may not have previously thought possible? The presentation will focus on clinical cases treated in everyday private practice and some key points that should be considered in delivering successful patient outcomes.

HPV and Oral Cancer

Presented by: Jo-Anne Jones

As a dental professional, we are ideally situated to make a direct impact on earlier discovery, better treatment outcomes and increased survival rates related to oral and oropharyngeal cancer. A recent ‘call to action’ by the Chief Dental Officer of Canada to dental professionals to play a significant role in raising awareness, educating, counselling and promoting evidence-based risk intervention strategies underlies the critical necessity for change in our screening practices.