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The Ethics and Legal Aspects of Dentistry Conference will be held Feb. 25-26 in Las Vegas. (DTI/Photo Stockxchng)
Fred Michmershuizen, DTA

Fred Michmershuizen, DTA

Thu. 11 November 2010

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A conference is being planned for dental professionals who are interested in legal and ethical matters and the role of government and educational institutions in determining policy. The third annual Ethics and Legal Aspects of Dentistry Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 26, 2011, at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Seminars at the Ethics and Legal Aspects of Dentistry Conference, which is sponsored by the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM), will cover the following topics:

  • Legal issues in dentistry.
  • The government’s role and the role of dental education.
  • Ethical, moral and diagnostic issues as they relate to the dental practice.
  • Risk management considerations.
  • Issues relating to patient care.
  • Mid-level care.
  • Access to care and dental health care coverage.
  • Electronic record keeping.

Also taking place at the same time will be the ACLM’s 
51st Annual Meeting, “Medicine and Law for Healthcare Professionals,” scheduled for 
Feb. 24-27 at 
Planet Hollywood.

“The excellent faculty of speakers will be addressing many contemporary ‘hot button’ topics as well as providing an in-depth look at diverse medical and legal issues,” said Program Chair Kent E. Harshbarger, MD, JD. “This comprehensive program will provide attendees with current information about leading advances in medicine and law.”

About the ACLM

The American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) was incorporated in 1960, with organizational roots dating back to 1955. It is the most prominent professional society in the United States concerned with addressing issues that arise at the interface of law and medicine.

Fellows of the ACLM, which make up over 50 percent of its membership, have been trained and schooled in medicine and/or law, and the majority hold both the MD and JD degrees. College members also include physicians (MD, DO), attorneys (JD, LLB), dentists, registered nurses, podiatrists, scientists and other health professionals.

Through its medical legal resources, the ACLM educates and assists health care and legal professionals, advances the administration of justice, influences health policy, improves health care, promotes research and scholarship, and facilitates peer group interaction. In addition, the ACLM represents the specialty of legal medicine in the American Medical Association’s Specialty and Service Society.

More information and registration for the third annual Ethics and Legal Aspects of Dentistry Conference and the ACLM’s 51st Annual Meeting, “Medicine and Law for Healthcare Professionals,” is available at the ACLM website, located at www.aclm.org.

 

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