The 4 May Webinars New York State Dentists Won’t Want to Miss

New York State dentists are invited to join us for four webinars in May covering risk management, common claims, and defensive dentistry. Read the event details below and be sure to check the eligibility under the description. Note that the event on May 16 is a free half-day course worth four CE hours!

Register for these informative webinars now to save your spot.


Professional Liability and Defensive Dentistry

University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine
May 11, 2021 | 7:00-8:00 pm

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 everyone. Register here.


Professional Liability and Defensive Dentistry

Suffolk County Dental Society
May 12, 2021 2021 | 7:30-8:30 pm

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.

There is no charge for SCDS members, residents, and dental students. Register here.


Safeguarding Yourself Against Lawsuits in the Future

Offered by the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) and Sponsored by MLMIC
May 16, 2021 | 9:00 am-1:00 pm

This course was developed by dentists and attorneys whose experience extends to the fields of malpractice insurance and risk management in the dental environment. Dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants would all benefit from the information in this course.

At the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of:

  • How to protect your practice and personal assets;
  • How to maintain accurate record keeping;
  • Who gives informed consent and what does it include;
  • Who owns dental records and how long must they be kept;
  • And more.

This course is open to dental residents and new dentists. Register here.

New York State dentists who complete this course will be entitled to a 10% discount on their liability premiums for a three-year period from MLMIC Insurance Company. New graduates — if you are entering private practice for the first time, you may qualify for MLMIC’s $50 first-year policy. Learn more here.


An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: Common Claims in Dentistry and Tips to Avoid them

University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine
May 18, 2021 2021 | 7:00-8:00 pm

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

This webinar devotes an entire hour to common claims seen by dentists in all specialties and provides essential risk management tips to avoid them.

This webinar is open to everyone. Register here.

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