Dental Care in Jails and Prisons: Common Legal Issues and Ways to Avoid Them 

**Previously recorded during the 2020 Virtual National Conference on Correctional Health Care

Presented by: Doug Bitner JD

The primary focus of this presentation would be a discussion about those legal issues that consistently occur in the provision of dental services to the incarcerated population. A number of these issues would include continuity of care, preventative care, delays in cavity treatment, medications, referrals to off-site oral surgeons, the intersection between dental care and medical care, charting issues, dental hygiene, and dental procedures. We will discuss common themes underlining these issues. Potential legal pitfalls, such as the timeliness of care. As well as some tips and strategies to help prevent or limit future liability when providing dental care to the incarcerated population.

Educational Objectives

• Outline legal issues common in dental care 

• Discuss the relationship between dental and medical care

• Identify strategies and tips to limit dental liability

Webinar Fee:

$65, includes the powerpoint presentation, the webinar recording and CE credit – 1.0 hours for ACCME, ADA, ANCC, APA and CCHP. If you would like a copy of the presentation slides and info on how to claim CE credit, please send an email to

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When and Where
  • 12/4/2020 8:00 AM CST
  • 12/3/2021 11:59 PM CST
  • Webinar
  • Chicago
  • IL