October 2019 General Meeting

Lawsuits and Dental Board Investigations

Speaker:  Edward P. “Joe” Waller, Jr., DDS, JD

Date:  October 15, 2019   

Time:  FREE Happy Hour: 5:30pm – 6:30pm * Meeting starts at 6:30pm  

Austin Country Club – 4408 Long Champ Dr, Austin 78746

           Lecture Course * 2 Hours CE Credit 

Cost: $40 member dentist/$50 members with late registration (if available)

$50 guest of member dentist; $70 nonmember dentist 

RSVP: By 10:00am FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 

To RSVP & PAY with Credit Card, go to www.capitalareadental.org

To RSVP & PAY with Check or Cash, call 512.335.1405

If you need a vegetarian, vegan or gluten free meal, tell Nancy 

when making your reservation.  Reservations are released at 6:30pm

Reservations not cancelled by 10:00am Friday, Oct 11 will be billed

This program is designed to assist the dental practitioner in minimizing their chances of a lawsuit or Dental Board investigation.  Proactive steps will be reviewed to avoid or reduce the areas of risk. The genesis and anatomy of a lawsuit will also be discussed, as well as steps to be taken in the defense of such an event.  Relevant Dental Board rules will likewise be emphasized to decrease the chances of a Board investigation. Prior case histories will be utilized as learning examples during the presentation. 

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the top three reasons dental offices are at risk for lawsuits
  • Understand the steps which may be taken to dramatically decrease the risk of a lawsuit 
  • Be able to identify issues in your own practice which will reduce the risk of a Dental Board investigation
  • Learn ways to increase your chances of a favorable outcome in a Dental Board investigation

Edward P. “Joe” Waller, Jr., DDS, JD

Edward P. “Joe” Waller, Jr., DDS, JD, received his dental degree from St. Louis University School of Dentistry in 1969 and his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1990.  He is an attorney with the law firm of Brin & Brin in San Antonio, Texas. His practice is focused on the defense of hospitals, physicians, and dentists in medical and dental malpractice lawsuits.  Dr. Waller also frequently represents dentists in investigations and hearings before the State Board of Dental Examiners. He served in the United States Air Force from 1969-1971. 

Dr. Waller is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas, Supreme Court of Colorado, United States District Courts (Western District of Texas and Southern District of Texas) in addition to the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.  His professional memberships include the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, and the American College of Legal Medicine. Dr. Waller is a frequent speaker on the topics of dental litigation and Dental Board actions.