Overview

Our team of experienced attorneys address the legal matters facing dentists and those in the dental specialty arena, so that they can focus on what they do best - without the pain or stress of worry.

The dental liability practice group of Reminger is composed of more than a dozen attorneys, combining extensive experience and expertise in the defense of dentists, including all of the recognized dental specialties. Collectively, we have defended over 1,000 dental malpractice cases throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

We have significant experience in the representation of dentists before state licensing boards and agencies.

In conjunction with our business lawyers, we have significant experience in assisting dentists with various aspects of practice management including employment issues, transactional issues involving the sale or purchase of a practice, and questions relating to corporate structure.

Our attorneys are frequent speakers at risk management seminars for dentists sponsored by professional liability insurers, professional organizations, and local study clubs. We serve on the active faculty of the Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry, where we provide an introduction to the law and risk management practices for dental students and other faculty members. Our attorneys also regularly contribute to literature on risk management for dentists; our contributions range from periodic reports to our clients on particular issues to comprehensive book chapters on risk management published in textbooks on implant dentistry.

We have a deep appreciation for the fact that a claim against any professional can be stressful and carry significant long term consequences. Therefore, we evaluate our cases in the early stages of litigation in order to develop a thoughtful defense strategy and successful case resolution.

Our Service and Philosophy of Case Handling

Our group distinguishes itself from our competition in the following basic ways:

  1. Expertise. Through the individual and collective experience of our practice group attorneys, we bring to the table a vast amount of expertise in the handling of dental malpractice cases. Our attorneys are familiar with the involved anatomy and can quickly identify the dental/legal issues once presented with the pertinent facts.
  2. Dedicated Client Service. Our practice protocol requires our attorneys to contact the insured professional immediately upon receipt of a new assignment and to meet with the new client as soon as practical following receipt of the assignment. Within twenty-one days, we will provide an initial analytical report along with comprehensive recommendations for further handling.
  3. Philosophy of Practice. Reminger's dental liability attorneys are trial lawyers, rather than 'litigators'. Once we collaborate with the client on a decision or objective on a case, we become proactive in resolving the matter in the least amount of time and at the least amount of expense. Similarly, if the decision is made that the case should be defended through trial, our attorneys will prepare the case for trial in a dedicated and consistent manner; we will not change the course at the eleventh hour in order to 'avoid the courtroom'.
  4. Good Value. Our firm is a pioneer in 'alternative fee' arrangements with clients. If a client chooses to be charged by the hour, our rate is simple and straightforward. Our net rate is inclusive of all in-house, out-of-pocket expenses. Thus, there are no extra charges for such things as long distance telephone, mailings, mileage, computer usage research charges, fax, copies, etc.
  5. Value Added Components. Our dental liability group members are available for complimentary consultation with both insureds and claim representatives for input on the handling of risk management issues and/or claims which have not reached the litigation stage. Additionally, our attorneys will make themselves available on a complimentary basis to speak with insurance professionals and/or dental professionals about risk management issues.

Representative Clients

Arch Insurance Company, CNA Insurance Company, Cincinnati Insurance Company, Dentist’s Advantage Insurance Company, Fortress Insurance Company, OMS National Insurance Company, Professional Solutions Liability Insurance Company, The Doctors Company, The Medical Protective Company, Hudson Insurance, Berkley Select American Association of Orthodontists and Aspen Specialty.

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  • Technology and the Nontraditional Delivery of Dentistry
    Austin, TX, Feb 27, 2020
  • The Basics of Dental Malpractice Law and Risk Management
    Cleveland, OH, Oct 17, 2019
  • Dental Malpractice Common Claims
    Cleveland, OH, Oct 25, 2018
  • Anesthesia Safety Program Close Claims and Near Misses
    Chicago, IL, Oct 13, 2018
  • The Basics of Orthodontic Malpractice and Risk Management Considerations
    Columbus, OH, Aug 31, 2018
  • Dental Malpractice Basics and Common Issues Encountered in Claims Against Oral Surgeons
    Cleveland, OH, Apr 11, 2018
  • Dental Student Risk Management Program
    Cleveland, OH, Jan 22, 2018
  • Frequent Complications Associated with Implant Dentistry Leading to Malpractice Claims
    Cincinnati, OH, Nov 12, 2016
  • Dentistry and the Law, Risk Management Practices for Dentists
    Cleveland, OH, Oct 27, 2016
  • Dentistry and the Law, Risk Management, and Malpractice Trends
    Airport Marriott, Feb 9, 2016
  • Dental Malpractice Liability and Tips to Avoid It
    Advanced Dental Concepts Study Club, Columbus, OH, Oct 20, 2015
  • Digital Security, HIPAA and Health Care Impacting Dentists
    Paragon Management Associates Dental Seminar, Washington, DC, Dec 4, 2014
  • Risk Management-Ohio Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy
    Cleveland, OH, Nov 12, 2014
  • Dental Malpractice Suits, the Process, and Best Practices.
    Columbus Dental Society, Columbus, OH, Oct 3, 2014
  • Shula's 2 Steak & Sports, Sep 8, 2014
  • Risk Management
    Greater Cleveland Dental Society - Cleveland, OH, Sep 8, 2014
  • Morbidity and Mortality Session on Implant Problems and Complications
    American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Conference - Chicago, IL, Dec 5, 2013
  • 'Final Rule' of HIPAA
    Comprehensive Dental Excellence Forum - Cleveland, OH, Sep 11, 2013
  • Risk Management for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
    University of Cincinnati Medical School - Cincinnati, OH, Jun 26, 2013
  • Infection Prevention and Control as Basis for Dental Malpractice
    Central Ohio Medical Protective Insured Dentists - Columbus, OH, Apr 21, 2013
  • Litigation Basics and Trial Tactics
    Ohio State Bar Association CLE Seminar - Cleveland, OH, Oct 18, 2012
  • Selecting Experts in Dental Malpractice Claims
    Fortress Insurance Defense Counsel Seminar - Chicago, IL, Jul 12, 2012
  • Dental Risk Management: Recent Legal Developments and Trends
    Northeast Ohio Dental Study Club - Cleveland, OH, Apr 10, 2012
  • Legal Considerations in the Practice of Dentistry and Risk Management Best Practices
    Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry - Cleveland, OH, Nov 10, 2011
  • Trial Objections: Using the Rules of Evidence to Your Advantage
    Ohio State Bar Association Litigation Basics CLE seminar - Cleveland, OH, Oct 20, 2011
  • Cleveland, OH, Nov 11, 2010
  • Risk Management Practices for Dentists - Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
    Cleveland, OH, Oct 27, 2010
  • Trial Objections: Using the Rules of Evidence to Your Advantage
    Ohio State Bar Association, Litigation Basics CLE Seminar - Cleveland, OH, Oct 13, 2010
  • Columbus, OH, Sep 29, 2010
  • Improving the Administrative Process With The Ohio State Dental Board- Ohio Legislative Senate Committee on Health, Human Services and Aging- House Bill 215.
    Columbus, OH, May 26, 2010
  • "Handling of the Difficult Dental Patnet"- Medical Protective Spring Dental Risk Management Seminar.
    Columbus,OH, Apr 15, 2010
  • The Topic of Informed Consent in Dental Treatment
    Nov 16, 2009
  • Communication, Documentation and Informed Consent in Dental Malpractice Claims
    Nov 12, 2009
  • Trial Objections
    Oct 14, 2009
  • Risk Management for Dentists
    May 17, 2009
  • Best Practices in Risk Management in the Dental Office
    May 1, 2009
  • Risk Management Consult: When Doctors Don't Agree
    Apr 29, 2009
  • Dental Malpractice and Risk Management
    Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine, Nov 20, 2008
  • Handling Objections at Trial, Ohio State Bar Association Attorney CLE Course
    Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 15, 2008
  • Risk Management in Implant Dentistry, Ohio Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy
    Middleburg Heights, Ohio, Sep 10, 2008
  • The Litigation Process and Limitation Defenses in Dental Liability
    Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Aug 1, 2008
  • Risk Management, Civil Litigation and Administrative Actions with the Ohio State Dental Board, 64th Annual College of Dentistry, Post College of Dentistry
    Ohio State University, May 9, 2008
  • Dental Malpractice Litigation, Ohio State University College of Dentistry
    Columbus, Ohio, Apr 16, 2008
  • Risk Management for Dentists, Medina County Dental Society
    Medina, Ohio, Feb 18, 2008
  • Risk Management, Legal Principles & Case Study Fundamentals for the New Dentist, Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry
    Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 25, 2007
  • Litigation Basics 2007-Trial Objections, Ohio State Bar Association CLE Seminar
    Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 11, 2007
  • Risk Management for Patient Using Medicines, Northeast Ohio Dental Society
    Sep 26, 2007
  • Civil Litigation & Dental Board Investigations, Comfort Dental Ohio LLC
    Delaware, OH, Aug 29, 2007
  • The Most Common Cause of Dental Malpractice Claims & How to Avoid Them, Ohio State University College of Dentistry
    Columbus, OH, Jul 27, 2007
  • Best Practices in Dental Risk Management, Northwest Ohio Association of Dentists
    Sandusky, OH, Jul 17, 2007
  • Risk Management for Oral Surgeons, OMSNIC Oral Surgeons Conference
    Sandusky, OH, Jul 3, 2007
  • Informed Consent for Dentists, Medical Protective Spring Risk Management Seminar
    Columbus, OH, Apr 18, 2007
  • Medical Tort Reform in Ohio: Will it Hold This TIme?, Northeast Ohio Alliance of Physicians & Professional Liability Insurance Underwriters
    Cleveland, Ohio, Apr 18, 2007

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