Membership Matters - December 2017 - 17

ODA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

GOVERNANCE

Peer Review
Council Spotlight

THROUGH THE
LOUPES

ODA MEMBER DENTISTS PARTICIPATE IN A PEER REVIEW PROCESS for equitable resolution of patient complaints
about dental treatment. Peer review ensures fairness to all parties through individual case consideration and a thorough
examination of records, treatment procedures and results. This free dispute resolution system often results in solutions that
are satisfactory for both parties.
Below, members of ODA's Peer Review Council share why they find volunteering so fulfilling. If you'd like to volunteer for
the Peer Review Council, submit a letter or interest and a one-page resume to leadership@oregondental.org.

James Krippaehne, DMD,
MAGD, Chair
What I like best about being on the
council is being part of the process
that leads to successful mediation
outcomes. Fortunately, there is not
a great preponderance of cases,
and the peer review members don't
have to decide equivocally who
is right or wrong. But helping to
facilitate an outcome that keeps an
issue from becoming a larger and
more costly matter while promoting
trust and integrity for our profession
is rewarding.

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Timothy Edvalson, DMD

Daren Goin, DMD

I've found over the years that peer
review is one of the hidden values
of being a part of the ODA. We are
able to address perceived issues of
quality of care within members of
our society and to the public at large
in the least confrontational manner
possible and without involving other
paths of resolution that can seem
more daunting (such as the Board of
Dentistry or legal channels).
I've had the privilege of
associating with and learning from
some great mentors and colleagues.
Don Sirianni, Daren Goin, Candace
Krause and Jim Krippaehne are all
caring and compassionate dentists,
and I've broadened my appreciation
for the kind of leaders we have in
the ODA. I come away being grateful
to work with these members as
we try to represent the ideals that
the ADA Code of Ethics asks us to
strive for.

I consider serving on the Peer Review
Council a high honor. I am by nature
a peacemaker and had success
with mediating peer review cases.
Peer review is a behind-the-scenes
operation, and that is where I am
most comfortable.
My favorite aspect of being on
the council is the collegiality with
the fine folks who have served with
me. This appreciation of association
certainly extends to the ODA staff
with whom I've thoroughly enjoyed
working. Three executive directors
and five staff peer review directors
have been a blessing to me. Serving
on the state council allowed me to
develop and maintain a relationship
with our central ODA office and the
greater ODA "nation" without undue
commitment of time away from family,
practice and community. As I look
back on many years of peer review
service, I would gladly do it again.
December 2017

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Membership Matters - December 2017

From the Editor
New Members, Board Highlights
Events and Education
ODA Member Benefit of the Month: UPS
Compliance Corner: Requesting Patient Records
Advocacy in Action: Oregon Action for Dental Health — Listening and Learning
Through the Loupes: Peer Review Council Spotlight
Dr. Rickland Asai Sees Oregon as a National Leader
OHSU Considering Changes to Curriculum Based on Shifts in Dentistry
High School Programs Attract Next Generation of Oral Health Professionals
Airway Trumps Occlusion, Periodontics, Decay and Everything
Dental Foundation of Oregon: The Tooth Taxi Visits the Community Transitional School
Index of Advertisers
Membership Matters - December 2017 - intro
Membership Matters - December 2017 - cover1
Membership Matters - December 2017 - cover2
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 3
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 4
Membership Matters - December 2017 - From the Editor
Membership Matters - December 2017 - New Members, Board Highlights
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 7
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 8
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 9
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 10
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Events and Education
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 12
Membership Matters - December 2017 - ODA Member Benefit of the Month: UPS
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Compliance Corner: Requesting Patient Records
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Advocacy in Action: Oregon Action for Dental Health — Listening and Learning
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 16
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Through the Loupes: Peer Review Council Spotlight
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 18
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Dr. Rickland Asai Sees Oregon as a National Leader
Membership Matters - December 2017 - OHSU Considering Changes to Curriculum Based on Shifts in Dentistry
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 21
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 22
Membership Matters - December 2017 - High School Programs Attract Next Generation of Oral Health Professionals
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Airway Trumps Occlusion, Periodontics, Decay and Everything
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 25
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Dental Foundation of Oregon: The Tooth Taxi Visits the Community Transitional School
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 27
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 28
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 29
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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