November 9, 2022

Sharing Dental Patient Reviews, Testimonials and Photos: A Legal Perspective

Having an online presence is an important part of marketing for many dental practices, but it can introduce risk management issues. In this blog, we’ll cover important considerations when sharing dental patient reviews, testimonials and photos online.

September 12, 2022

The Value of Organized Dentistry: A Message from NYSDA President Dr. James Galati

Membership in organized dentistry connects individual dentists to their larger dental community — across the country, throughout New York State and within local dental societies. In this letter, NYSDA President Dr. James Galati details the many benefits of participating in organized dentistry.

July 25, 2022

Social Media Risk Management Tips for Dentists

When used appropriately, social media for dentists can help with business promotion, customer testimonials, reviews and more. While the benefits of using social media may be obvious, the pitfalls of its use may not be as apparent. Below are some important risk management considerations for using social media for your dental practice.

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.

June 21, 2021

Case Study: Poor Patient Relations and Prolonged Treatment Result in Large Settlement

An adult patient went to a MLMIC-insured orthodontist requesting treatment to make his teeth perfect. Seven years later, the patient filed a lawsuit claiming that the orthodontist’s treatment was careless, reckless and contraindicated. What went wrong? Find out in this case study, complete with a legal and risk management perspective from a Fager, Amsler, Keller & Schoppmann attorney.

June 16, 2021

New Issue of “The Scope: Medical Edition” Features Guidance on Responding to Online Social Media Posts

The newest issue of “The Scope: Medical Edition,” MLMIC’s risk management publication, is now available online and offers the latest health, legal, risk management and insurance information.