NEW FROM THE OMS GUARDIAN
DEFENSE OF OMS CLAIMS - IT'S COMPLICATED AND EXPERIENCE COUNTS!
James Q. Swift, DDS - Chair of the OMSNIC Board
OMSNIC is committed to defending OMS and has been steadfast in this effort for 29 years,
the entirety of its existence. No other insurance company comes even remotely close to
OMSNIC’s experience defending the specialty. Since its inception, OMSNIC has managed close
to 15,000 OMS claims, including lawsuits, requests for compensation, medical and dental board
investigations, assistance with depositions, and other legal demands or matters. We have taken
more OMS claims to trial than any other insurance company and secured a favorable outcome
94% of the time. Bottom line, no company has OMSNIC’s experience or record of success in
managing OMS claims and defending the specialty.
Defending allegations of malpractice, made against you or a colleague, is a significant and
time consuming endeavor. Oral and maxillofacial surgery claims are more complex than dental
malpractice claims and claims made against other dental specialists. Similar to the value of
experience in performing surgical techniques for the best outcomes, an experienced and
specialized claims management process is critical for a successful resolution.
OMSNIC’s claims management process is built around a team approach, where the team’s
vast years of experience defending only oral and maxillofacial claims makes all the difference.
Recently, I recalled my experience and association with OMSNIC. During my continuous and
ongoing 25 year tenure on the OMSNIC Claims Committee, I have personally reviewed, in depth,
approximately 2,700 OMS claims. Many of our Claims Committee members have similar tenures,
a true distinction of OMSNIC, and one which no other insurance company can match.
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