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The New York State Dental Association is an ADA-CERP Recognized Provider.
New York State Dental Association
Continuing Education
20 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 602
Albany, NY 12211
Ph: 800-255-2100
Alt: 518-465-0044
Fx:  518-465-3219
e-mail: info@nysdental.org
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 (3) year period from the Medical
Liability Mutual 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 the option to print
your 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.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
The New York State Dental Association recommends that you review our Privacy
Statement as well as the Help Guide. The Help Guide includes important
information about how to register, how to login, and other information pertinent to
the Risk Management course. Upon registering, you are agreeing to all of the terms
outline in the
Privacy Statement.

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 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.