February 8, 2021

Understanding the Legal Issues Related to Mandatory Vaccination of Dental Employees

Can dental professionals mandate COVID-19 vaccination in their offices? This article will explore the legal issues surrounding employee vaccination, focusing on employment laws, what the need is for a vaccinated workforce and development of a voluntary or mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees.

January 4, 2021

The Scope: Choosing Your Professional Liability Carrier: No One Knows New York Dentists Better Than MLMIC

Whether you are a new dentist or an established practitioner, choosing a professional liability carrier is a crucial decision for your practice. But what makes one carrier stand apart from another? These are the qualities you should pay attention to.

December 21, 2020

How to Improve Emergency Preparedness in Dental Practices

This year, dentists have navigated many unforeseen challenges and transitions, showing how vital it is for dental practices to discuss their emergency preparedness plans and make improvements where necessary. We take you through some of the steps you should follow to make sure you and your practice are ready for anything.

December 14, 2020

The Scope: Guidelines for Protecting Your Dental Practice from Liability Claims Related to COVID-19

Since dental practices reopened in June, a concern has arisen about liability claims related to COVID-19 exposure. While this concern is certainly legitimate, an overlooked, likely greater concern is the potential for claims related to delays in diagnosis and treatment that could stem from the closure of dental practices during the peak of the pandemic in New York State.

December 7, 2020

ADA Teledentistry Policy Update Calls for Consistent Quality of Care

A recent American Dental Association (ADA) teledentistry policy update addresses the virtual service at a crucial moment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ADA asserts that care via teledentistry can be an effective way of expanding dental reach and should be consistent with in-person care.

November 30, 2020

Risk Management Tips: Strategies for Avoiding Misdiagnosis of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is aggressive, and dentists must be constantly vigilant in their assessments during regular check-ups. Although most dentists won’t see many cases during their careers, there’s a higher likelihood of finding suspected lesions now while patients return to the dentist after a missed or delayed appointment due to COVID-19.