What To Do If Your Dental Board Knocks

J. Kathleen Marcus, Esq.

J. Kathleen Marcus, Esq.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
5:00 pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

Presented by DOCS Education General and Regulatory Counsel, J. Kathleen Marcus, Esq.

Your state dental board serves a variety of functions including drafting regulation that governs the practice of dentistry in your state and enforcing those regulations. It is also the body that issues permits required to use sedation in your practice, supervises office inspections, and investigates complaints.

So, what do you do if your state dental board comes knocking?

During this invaluable presentation, DOCS Education’s Regulator Counsel, J. Kathleen Marcus, Esq., will discuss items critical to your understanding of the dental board’s capacity and authority. Kate will provide tips so you can be prepared to respond to a notice from your state dental board.

Learning Objectives:

During this presentation, Ms. Marcus will discuss items critical to your understanding:

  • A dental board’s role is to protect the public, not to protect dentists
  • The board is not a jury of your peers
  • Board staff is not able to give you legal advice including the requirements for sedation permits
  • Your dental board can visit your office without notice and review patient files
  • Regardless of why your dental board is investigating you, you can be sanctioned for recordkeeping deficiencies

This webinar is free to attend. We offer 1.5 CE hours for DOCS Members and Trial Members who attend the live presentation.

If you are not yet a Member but would like to earn the 1.5 CE for attending, as well as experience the many benefits of DOCS Membership, consider joining as a Trial Member for only $1*. There is no obligation or risk; cancel anytime.

Webinar Details:

Title: What To Do If Your Dental Board Knocks
Date & Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern
Presented By: J. Kathleen Marcus, Esq.
CE Credits: 1.5 CE (Must be a DOCS Member or Trial Member)
Cost: $0

About the Presenter(s):

J. Kathleen Marcus, Esq. is both Regulatory Counsel for DOCS Education and General Counsel to Strategic Dentistry, LLC, providing legal guidance for the companies in the Strategic family as well as being a benefit for the members of DOCS. A graduate of Temple University School of Law, and admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, Kate has been an advisor, litigator, and writer on healthcare law since 1988. Kate is working toward her Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Public International Law from Queen Mary, University of London.


*Trial Membership Offer is open to dentists who have not participated in the Trial Membership program within the past two (2) years. After 60 days, if not cancelled, the Trial Membership will upgrade to a Standard Membership at $54.95/mo for a one-year commitment. Refer to terms of service for details.


DOCS Education is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 09/17/2000 to 12/31/2026. Provider ID# 217651.

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