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.

June 3, 2022

Meet Dr. Gregory Dodd, the Longtime MLMIC Policyholder Gifting $10K to Future Dentists

Dr. Gregory Dodd, a dentist at Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry and a MLMIC policyholder since 2003, recently announced that his practice will give $10,500 in scholarships to high school students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry. Learn more about Dr. Dodd and his passion for cosmetic, reconstructive and rehabilitative dentistry in the following Q&A.

May 2, 2022

Case Study and Legal Analysis: Adverse Treatment Leads to Settlement

MLMIC attorneys comment on a very complex case involving a MLMIC insured who treated a patient with a history of heroin dependency and poor dentition. The lawsuit was ultimately indefensible due to poor documentation, sloppy recordkeeping and numerous liability issues.

April 11, 2022

Making Sense of Your First Employment Contract After Dental Residency

When dental residents finish training and are faced with their first contract, they may be overwhelmed by the amount of information to sift through. We’ll help you sort through the most important elements of employment contracts and negotiations, starting from the time you are recruited.

September 20, 2021

Dental Small Claims: What to Expect on Your Day in Court

The number of dental professional liability cases filed in New York’s small claims courts has significantly increased over the previous 10 years. In this blog, attorneys at Fager Amsler Keller and Schoppmann, LLP, describe what to do if a claim is filed against you and what to expect on your day in dental small claims court.

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.

August 16, 2021

Selling Your Dental Practice: Tips From A Healthcare Law Attorney

At some point in time, every dentist who owns his or her practice will contemplate selling, whether as an exit strategy, pathway to retirement or, occasionally, by necessity. Planning and closing your sale will take time, and beginning the process early will serve you, your employees and your buyer’s future patients.