Dentists and Oral Surgeons
Just as each specialty within dentistry requires specific knowledge and skills to perform the work, the defense of professional liability claims against dentists and oral surgeons is an area of law that requires an attorney with particular knowledge of dentistry.
For many years, the rate of claims against dental professionals stayed fairly constant, but more recently, the scope of the practice of dentistry has increased with new procedures and the rise of cosmetic dentistry. With providers expanding the services they offer, the direct malpractice risk is increasing, too.
Our attorneys are trained to defend dentists and oral surgeons against liability claims, and we remain aggressive about defending and trying these cases when circumstances require. Based on our experience, we have been called upon often to help educate local professionals on risk management issues surrounding the practice of dentistry. Lastly, our knowledge of the licensing boards is an asset to any dental professional.