Log In and Learn: April Webinars for New York State Dentists

New York State dentists are invited to join us for three upcoming webinars covering common liability risks, employment law and defensive dentistry. Read the event details below and be sure to check the eligibility under the description — some events are only open to members of certain New York State dental societies.

Don’t miss your chance. Register now for these informative webinars.


An Ounce of Prevention: Preparing for the Most Common Liability Risks in Dentistry

Queens County Dental Society
April 6, 2021 | 7:00-9:00 pm

Presented by Al Anthony Mercado, Esq., of Fager Amsler Keller & Schoppmann, LLP and Martin T. Kaiser, CPHQ, a MLMIC Risk Management Consultant.

Join us as an attorney and a risk management consultant present the most common professional liability claims in dentistry and offer strategies to mitigate those risks. Upon completion of this program, dentists will be able to:

  • understand the basic tenets of dental professional liability;
  • identify the most common professional liability claims asserted against dentists;
  • implement risk management strategies to reduce the risk of claims;
  • apply strategies to effectively address difficult patients;
  • and formulate effective social media strategies for your practice.

This webinar is open to everyone. Register here.


Risk Management Series: Select Topics in Employment Law for Dental Practices

Third/Fourth District Dental Society
April 13, 2021 | 6:30-7:30 pm

Presented by Al Anthony Mercado, Esq., of Fager Amsler Keller & Schoppmann, LLP and Matthew S. Feldman, Esq., of Feldman Kieffer, LLP.

This presentation provides an overview of common issues that arise in small businesses, for example:

  • case studies in various dental practices;
  • various types of employment-related claims;
  • the jurisdiction and investigatory processes of the EEOC and NYS Division of Human Rights;
  • and best practices for dental offices for mitigating and avoiding claims, including compliance with the requirements to provide Paid Sick Leave and employees qualifying for Paid Family Leave due to COVID.

This webinar is open to members of the Third and Fourth District Dental Societies. Register here.


Professional Liability and Defensive Dentistry

New York County Dental Society
April 14, 2021 | 7:00-8:00 pm
CE hours: 1

Presented by Al Anthony Mercado, Esq., of Fager Amsler Keller & Schoppmann, LLC.

This presentation will cover many real-world experiences in the dental office, such as:

  • establishing a dentist-patient relationship;
  • documentation, including informed consent;
  • how to handle a dissatisfied patient;
  • dealing with unanticipated outcomes;
  • patients with special needs;
  • and how to discharge a patient from care.

This webinar is open to members of the New York County Dental Society. Visit the website to register.

We hope you are able to attend one of these webinars. Keep an eye on our blog and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates on future events!