The flagship, exclusive dental malpractice insurance program that R.K. Tongue administers in the Mid-Atlantic, the Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists (PPP), just published a hugely insightful dental malpractice claims study. Download the study here. The press release and a link to the study follows:
CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2017 — CNA and the Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists (PPP) today announced the release of the Dental Professional Liability 2016 Claim Report, the first report analyzing dental professional liability claims published by CNA and PPP. The Dental Professional Liability 2016 Claim Report examines trends, provides case studies and offers risk management strategies to help dental professionals strengthen their patient safety and risk mitigation efforts.
The Dental Professional Liability 2016 Claim Report includes three sections: Parts 1 and 2 analyze dental professional liability claims, as well as claims resulting from state regulatory civil investigations, within the January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2015 timeframe. Part 3 offers risk management best practices and resources for the dental office, including an assessment worksheet.
The Dental Professional Liability 2016 Claim Report also offers dental professionals an opportunity to learn valuable techniques to enhance their risk management and patient safety efforts, through its focus on the following:
1. Claim frequency and severity for various dental procedures
2. High risk procedures and associated allegations
3. Important patient injury trends
4. Dentist and patient demographic findings
5. Dental procedures associated with licensing board actions.
“CNA is committed to providing tools and resources that will help the dental profession in its mission to provide safe, effective and evidence-based oral healthcare,” said Ronald Zentz, R.Ph., D.D.S, Dental Risk Control Consulting Director, CNA. “The critical first step in reducing exposure is to know the risks, with the ultimate goal of strengthening patient safety and risk mitigation.”
A cross-functional team with extensive experience in dental and healthcare professional liability created the Dental Professional Liability 2016 Claim Report. It represents the most recent addition to the CNA series of claim reports addressing the healthcare industry, which also includes claim reports on aging services organizations, hospitals, nurses, pharmacists and physical therapists.
For more than 30 years, CNA has been a leading underwriter of insurance programs for dentists. In partnership with the Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists, CNA provides professional liability insurance coverages and solutions for approximately 30,000 general dentists and dental specialists throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
To download the full report, visit: www.protectorplan.com/dental-claims/