February 21, 2023

From the Dental Chair to the Community: Dr. Safferstein’s Mission to Help Bronx Patients in Need

Dr. Don Safferstein is a dedicated and compassionate dentist who has been serving the Bronx community for many years. A member of the Bronx County Dental Society and longtime MLMIC Dental policyholder, Dr. Safferstein is well known for his commitment to giving back to the community. His volunteer work with the Dental Lifeline Network is a testament to his passion for volunteerism.

February 13, 2023

Answers to Dentists’ FAQs About Dental Records: A Legal Perspective

Whether you’re a new dentist or someone who has been practicing for years, we all know that keeping accurate and up-to-date documentation is very important. We encourage you to read our most recent blog for a deep dive into the topic of dental records and why they’re important for you and your patients.

January 31, 2023

MLMIC Attorney Al Anthony Mercado to Present First of Four-Part NYSDA Webinar Series for New Dentists

Join us on February 21, 2023, for “Welcome to the Jungle,” a MLMIC presentation designed to educate dental residents and new dentists on dental professional liability insurance basics. Al Anthony Mercado, Esq., of Mercado May-Skinner will explore the most frequently occurring claims seen in dentistry, common pitfalls, risk management strategies and tips for best practices to avoid pitfalls and claims.

January 16, 2023

A Sticky Situation: What Dentists Should Know About Vaping and Dental Health

According to the CDC, 9.1 million American adults and 2 million teenagers use tobacco-based vaping products. The e-cigarette was invented in 2003 as an alternative to smoking tobacco. Here’s what dentists should know about vaping and dental health.

January 9, 2023

NYS Dentists: Complete This NYSDA Risk Management Course for a 10% Policy Discount!

Want to brush up on your risk management knowledge and get a discount on your MLMIC policy? We encourage you to complete this free, on-demand NYSDA risk management course, sponsored by MLMIC! This course, developed according to New York State laws and regulations, is less than three hours long and will get you a 10% discount on your liability premiums for a three-year period from MLMIC!

November 21, 2022

Meet Dr. James Galati, 2022-23 NYSDA President and MLMIC Policyholder

In June 2022, Dr. James Galati took office as the 142nd president of the New York State Dental Association, the culmination of nearly 30 years of service to organized dentistry. Dr. Galati, who is a longtime MLMIC policyholder, is also an active member of the American Dental Association and the Fourth District Dental Society. We sat down with Dr. Galati to learn more about his background and his thoughts on the dental industry.

October 3, 2022

Real Examples of Difficult Dental Patients: Actual Calls Received by MLMIC

MLMIC receives a significant number of calls from policyholders and their office staff who are dealing with difficult situations. These calls can involve patients who are simply noncompliant, unruly patients and even family members who cause disruption in the office and threaten office staff. In every situation, MLMIC offered advice and was able to assist with resolving the situation appropriately.

July 11, 2022

Improving Hand Hygiene in Dental Practices to Promote Safety and Instill Confidence

Practicing diligent hand hygiene is a well-known principle of patient and healthcare worker safety and a standard precaution for infection prevention and control in dental practices. Hand hygiene is one of the most important steps that dental staff can take to prevent the spread of infections. Here are strategies to reduce hygiene risks in your practice.

June 28, 2022

Case Study: The Legal Pitfalls of Dental Patient Noncompliance

A difficult patient with pre-existing periodontal disease and poor oral care habits presented to a MLMIC-insured dentist. The dentist attempted a total mouth restoration, which failed. Missing portions of the patient’s chart and films made this case difficult to defend and the case was ultimately settled for more than $250,000.

June 24, 2022

Introducing the 5-Minute Rapid App For New Dentists Seeking Coverage

We are so excited to share our new rapid application for professional liability coverage! Now, new dentists can apply for coverage online in just five minutes. That’s right — less than the amount of time it takes to fill a cavity. Here’s what you need to know.