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A Patient Safety and Risk Management Newsletter from Fortress Insurance Company  "Page 2 Featured Article: Periodontal Disease Treatment: Best Practices to Improve Patient Outcomes and Mitigate Risk - This article shares best practices to help improve patient outcomes related to periodontal treatment. By: Julie Goldberg, DDS Practice Management
The Middle Atlantic Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is hosting the 2019 Spring Meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD. The major theme is "Successes and Failures in Anesthesia for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Doctors have the ability to get 5% risk management credit for their OMSNIC policy. Eight hours of continuing education will be provided.  
  The Golden Rule of Dentistry Michael R. Ragan, DDS, JD, LLM - Medico Legal Consultant "At some point in time, you will likely inherit a patient from another provider. That patient’s experience with the previous provider may or may not have been positive. Moreover, the condition of the patient’s teeth or restorations may make you say to yourself, “What was the previous dentist doing?” While your observations may seem accurate at the time, great caution should be taken when memorializing those feelings in either writing or conversation with your patient. 
2018 Defense Counsel Seminar (OMSNIC Law School) Recap James Q. Swift, DDS - Chair of the OMSNIC Board
  A Risk Management Newsletter from OMSNIC Feature Article - Reducing the Incidence of Failure to Diagnose Claims: Colin Bell, DDS, MSD - Patient Safety and Risk Management Committee Member
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An annual $5,000 scholarship is offered by the MSDA Foundation to dental students who have a heart for service and have demonstrated a history of excellence in both academics and service activities in their communities. There are two (2) scholarships available in the amount of $2,500 yearly OR one (1) scholarship in the amount of $5,000 yearly.
  Life Science is a growing and complex industry and with that comes liability and risk. Make sure your company is insured by someone who knows the ins-and-outs of it all. Call us to see how JLK Group can help.  "Chubb Small Commercial Insurance (SCI) now delivers specialized insurance solutions for your life sciences clients that minimize loss potential and protect their bottom lines. Chubb offers a suite of property and liability products tailored to small life sciences firms, including:
  Jack McCalman of The McCalmon Group, Inc. writes about a large number of individuals who have experienced a cyber breach within the last 3 years. He notes that a negative experience with cybercrime ultimately enhances awareness about it and offers some tips on how to keep yourself and your employees ahead of any breach.
  "The Hartford has committed $2 million to help the Junior Fire Marshal program reach an additional 1.5 million children by the end of 2019. Based on our own research, we’re teaching fire prevention and safety in the 100 U.S. cities with the highest home fire risk.