December 1, 2021

MLMIC Mourns the Loss of NYSDA Executive Director Dr. Mark Feldman

It was with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of our colleague, Dr. Mark Feldman, after a long illness. For many years, Dr. Feldman led the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) as its executive director. He also served on the MLMIC Board of Directors. His colleagues remember him as a man of unfailing grace and charm who believed passionately in MLMIC’s mission.

November 29, 2021

Breathing New Life Into Organized Dentistry by Dr. Kevin Hanley

In this editorial from March 2015, Dr. Kevin J. Hanley writes that if leaders of dental organizations don’t come up with creative ways to attract the new generation of dentists, organized dentistry may be a thing of the past. This article is reprinted with permission from The New York State Dental Journal.

September 7, 2021

Risk of Spreading COVID-19 During Dental Procedures? Fairly Low, Study Finds

At the beginning of COVID-19, dental practices were initially seen as a particularly risky location to visit. After all, dentists work in patients’ mouths, patients can’t wear a mask during dental treatment and we’ve come to understand that SARS-CoV-2 is present in the mouth. However, recent research found that dental procedures during COVID-19 are not much riskier than taking a drink of water.

August 24, 2021

Dentists’ Feelings About Teledentistry Changed During COVID-19. Here’s How.

The healthcare sector has changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of those changes are here to stay. One of the most notable changes for dentists is the increased use of teledentistry. A study in Colombia aimed to study the impact of COVID-19 on dentists’ knowledge and attitudes toward teledentistry. Here’s what they found.

June 14, 2021

ADA and Federal Government Align on Priorities to End Opioid Epidemic

The Biden-Harris Administration recently released its Statement of Drug Policy Priorities to continue the effort to end the opioid epidemic. The list works in tandem with the American Dental Association’s similar goals to curb opioid use. Knowledge about opioid prescription misuse is crucial for dentists, who prescribe 1 in 10 opioid prescriptions in the United States.

May 24, 2021

Full Circle With Dr. Chad Gehani: From Mumbai to Queens

From humble beginnings in Mumbai, India, to leadership roles at every level of organized dentistry, Dr. Chad Gehani is the epitome of a heartwarming success story and a man with a full personal and professional life. Serving as president of the ADA through October 2020, Dr. Gehani led the charge to keep dentists apprised of ever-changing information as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold and provided guidelines and strategies as dental practices began to reopen. We asked Dr. Gehani to share some of his experiences, as well as his thoughts on why membership is important to both the individual dentist and the profession.

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 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.