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The Proactive Practice

The Proactive Practice

By PPP Dental
In "The Proactive Practice" podcast, PPP Risk Management Director, Dr. Anthony E. Chillura, shares his wealth of knowledge to help you mitigate risk in your practice. Dr. Anthony E. Chillura graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a degree in B.S., M.S., and D.M.D. He started his practice on Wall Street in 1976 and received further post graduate degrees at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Prosthodontics.
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Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer
In this episode, Dr. Chillura interviews Dr. Alexander Ross Kerr, who is a Clinical Professor at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine at New York University College of Dentistry. Highlights of their discussion about oral and oropharyngeal cancer are listed below: Who get screened, how often to screen patients, and when to refer Accepted screening techniques Why Stage 1 & 2 are difficult to detect Why men are 2x more likely than women to encounter this How HPV has impacted oral cancer and if the HPV vaccine can protect against oral cancer
September 07, 2021
Oral Surgery Protocols to Mitigate Risk and Liability
General dentists often perform oral surgery procedures in their office. This episode features an interview with Dr. Ed Miller, an oral surgeon who has been practicing full-scope OMFS since 1999. He outlines some specific protocols to reduce your risk and liability when performing these procedures. Statistically, oral surgery, by general dentists, is a leading driver for claims and state board actions. The prudent practitioner should consider carefully what is within their scope of practice and comfort zone before proceeding.
April 20, 2021
New Risk Management Webinar Format
Dr. Chillura and Ashley Lacourse go over some of the features and benefits of the new, user friendly Risk Management Webinar format offered by the PPP. Attendees will receive 4.5 hours of CE credits for the lecture. Topics include: anatomy of a claim and real life claims scenarios, documentation and charting, and informed consent.
April 05, 2021
Implantology and Risk Management
In this episode, Dr. Chillura discusses high risk procedures and the protocols to follow in implantology with guest speaker Dr. Louis Franzetti, who is a dentist, periodontist and implant surgeon located in New York.
February 24, 2021
Frequently Asked Legal Questions
In this episode, Dr. Anthony Chillura, DMD interviews Mr. Thomas O'Carroll.  Mr. Thomas O'Carroll works with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and manages our online Non-Clinical Legal Inquiries through the Professional Protector Plans website.  Dr. Chillura and Mr. O'Carroll discuss frequently asked questions and how to navigate these legal inquires.
October 19, 2020
Oral Cancer Podcast
Dr. Chillura, Director of Risk Management for the Professional Protector Plan for Dentists, discusses the fundamental elements of Oral Cancer and the recommended guidelines the ADA recommends regarding Oral Cancer.
September 08, 2020
Considerations and Management for Dental Risk Mitigation
Dr. Anthony Chillura and guest, Nancy Pistilli-Hurst, lead attorney for management of dental claims for the Professional Protector Plan discuss legal issues to consider.  The following items are discussed. What to do if you receive a letter from an attorney requesting patient records How to handle a patient complaint due to being unhappy with a dental treatment provided Patient Injury Should you provide patient information to an attorney without legal counsel
September 01, 2020
Patient Refund
It is inevitable that at some point in your career you will consider refunding fees to prevent a malpractice allegation. In this episode, Dr. Chillura, PPP Risk Control Director, discusses some protocols to follow when faced with this decision.
July 20, 2020
Patient Discharge
To be successful, the doctor-patient relationship must be one based on mutual trust and respect. There are many reasons why that relationship can deteriorate to the point that patient dismissal is the best option to exercise.  In this episode, Dr. Chillura, PPP Risk Control Director, suggests some protocols to follow when faced with this decision.
February 20, 2020