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The Ninth District Dental Society was formed in 1909 and renamed to the Ninth District Dental Association in 2002. We have a membership of over 1500 dentists in 5 counties: Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam.

In its quest to serve both the public and the profession, the Ninth District embodies the highest ideals.

The mission of the 9th District Dental Association is to serve and support its members and the public by improving the oral health of our community through Advocacy, Continuing Education and Camaraderie.

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WEB #211– Risk Management Course…Offered by NYSDA & Sponsored by MLMIC

  • Wed, Dec 02, 2020 | 6:00 PM - Wed, Dec 02, 2020 | 10:00 PM
  • Location: ZOOM Teleconference

WEB #211– Risk Management Course…Offered by NYSDA & Sponsored by MLMIC


Instructor: Frederick Wetzel, D.D.S.

Maintains a private General Practice in Schenectady, NY. Director – MLMIC Insurance Company; Chair – NYSDA Risk Management Subcommittee and Risk Management Presenter. Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists.

Synopsis: ANo Cost, Risk Management Course…Offered by NYSDA & Sponsored by MLMIC This course was developed, according to New York State laws and regulations, 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). 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. Other companies also accept this course for a discount. You are encouraged to check with your carrier concerning the availability of any discount. If you have not completed an approved Risk Management Program within the past three (3) years, it is necessary for you to take this course in order to continue to receive your discount. At the end of this course you will have receive a certificate of completion to submit to your malpractice carrier. Registrants who complete this course will be entitled to four (4) continuing education credits. NYSDA members will automatically receive 4 lecture credits with the NYSDA Continuing Education Registry. Do you know how long you are obligated to store patient records? What information needs to be included in a medical history or how to legally terminate a professional relationship with a patient? The answer to these and many other legal questions are provided in the NYSDA Risk Management course.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of this course you will have a better understanding of;

1.  How to protect your practice and personal assets;
2.  How to maintain accurate record keeping;
3.  What information is included in a good medical and dental history;
4.  Who gives informed consent and what does it include;
5.  Who owns dental records and how long must they be kept;
6.  What are the dentist’s obligations concerning confidentiality;
7.  When should a patient be referred; and,
8.  What are the benefits and mechanism for Peer Review?