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Peer review offers an alternative dispute resolution process

by ODA Staff

Peer review offers a non-threatening opportunity for dentists and patients to resolve disputes when they cannot do so on their own, and it is a productive alternative to the court system or any other process.

When cases are submitted to the local dental society for peer review, volunteer dentists use mediation and if appropriate arbitration and a clinical exam to resolve the dispute. Peer review is not a disciplinary process and does not have the…

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