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Preventing Medical Errors

License Renewal Course

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide health care professionals with an overview of the problem of medical errors, factors contributing to the occurrence of these errors, and steps that can be taken by institutions and individual care providers to reduce medical errors in key care settings.

License Renewal Course. As required by Florida Legislature, Section 456.013(7), this two-hour course includes root-cause analysis, error reduction, and the prevention of medical errors.

Course Schedule:

      5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  

Instructor Bio:

Malcolm Meister DDS, MSM, JD 

Dr. Malcolm Meister is a Partner in a Miami based law firm with over 20 years of experience as a defense trial attorney. He received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University, his D.D.S. from New York University, a M.S.M degree from Florida International University and a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University. Since 1997 to present he has served as professor, lecturer and clinical at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He serves as an Orthodontic Consultant for MCNA Insurance Co. in Fort Lauderdale Florida.


Educational Objectives and Benefits:

  • Recognize common performance and diagnostic errors
  • Describe the elements of a root cause analysis
  • Identify risk management measures designed to prevent dental errors and increase patient's safety

Additional Information:

This course is certified for Florida Board of Dentistry License Renewal.


ADA CERP - Continuing Education Recognition Program and Association for Continuing Dental Education Logos

Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The College is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education, approved AGD/PACE program 

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