Risk Management Course

Offered by NYSDA & Sponsored by MLMIC

When: May 16, 2021, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Zoom

Cost: FREE

CE: 4





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).

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:

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

Important note:

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. 

New Graduates!

As a recently graduated dentist member of the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA), you may be eligible for your first year of $50 MLMIC coverage free from NYSDA*.

For information contact Sherri Lenz at NYSDA via email at slenz@nysdental.org, or call at 518-689-2740. 

*Following payment of your premium, you must immediately email (or FAX: 518-465-3219) a copy of your MLMIC invoice to Sherri’s attention.

Not a member? Join while in your post graduate or hospital residency and membership in the ADA, NYSDA, and your local dental society is FREE! Simply fill out a membership application today.