June 20, 2022

Is Your Dental Professional Liability Insurance Policy Due for a Checkup?

Is it time to update your liability insurance policy? With most COVID-19 restrictions being lifted and practices returning to normal, it is important that you review your policy and update our underwriters of any changes to ensure proper coverage is in place. The following checklist will help you determine if you should reach out to MLMIC or your liability provider.

January 27, 2022

What To Do When Disaster Strikes Your Dental Office

One of the most challenging times to be a dental practice owner is right after disaster strikes. Whether the emergency is related to weather, theft, cybersecurity breaches or something else, the owner must lead the office out of the crisis while mitigating the damage as much as possible. Recovering from a disaster at your dental office is possible, especially if the owner and other office leaders are familiar with emergency response protocol ahead of time. Here are eight important steps to take after disaster strikes your dental office.

January 10, 2022

Case Study: Flood-Damaged Dental Records Force Dentist to Settle

A longtime patient of a MLMIC-insured dentist underwent extensive dental work over a period of seven years. The patient filed a lawsuit shortly after the work was completed, alleging a negligent full-mouth restoration resulting in bone loss, extractions, and the need for re-treatment. The dentist being sued reported to MLMIC that he was unable to produce much of the patient’s record as there had been multiple floods in the building that affected his office dental records.

December 20, 2021

Dental Record Protocol: Before and After Disaster Strikes

It is challenging to handle dental record protocol in the event that paper or electronic records have been damaged or destroyed by floods, other types of storms or by a ransomware attack. When dental records have been damaged or lost by accident, natural disaster or criminal computer compromise, prompt and appropriate action must be taken to mitigate the damage and/or loss. Immediate remedial measures must be undertaken for the benefit of patients as well as the dentist and the practice, as these losses may involve records from many years of treatment.

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.

October 27, 2021

A Dental Cavity-Free Future: What Will It Take?

Would it be possible to achieve a dental cavity-free future? A recent article says yes, if there are global collaborations and policy consensus. Caries and cavities are the world’s most prevalent non-communicable disease. Despite that, cavities are typically ignored in health policy. The authors of the article emphasize the severity of the issue and provide four recommendations for integrating oral health into overall wellness.