Risk and Safety Issues in Dentistry XVI looks at the various practice risks that can lead to malpractice accusations by patients. These risks include failure to obtain consent, diagnostic error or delay, failure to refer, and failed treatment. The course discusses the importance of understanding circumstances that warrant specialist referral, following up on possibly abnormal findings until they are identified by pathology or shown to be insignificant or an artifact, and addressing existing dental issues before proceeding with an implant or prosthetic procedure. It also provides effective strategies that dental healthcare professionals can use to mitigate risks associated with these phases of care.