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Nassau County Dental Society

377 Oak Street, Suite 204, Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 227-1112 , Fax: (516) 227-1114

Risk Management Friday December 6, 2019

Risk Management Friday December 6, 2019
Date: 12/6/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Short Description: Risk Management Friday December 6, 2019

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Robert M. Peskin, DDS

Since 1983, Dr. Peskin has maintained a private dental anesthesiology practice devoted primarily to the management of the anxious, apprehensive and special needs patient in Garden City, New York.  In addition, he provides in-office anesthesia for other dentists throughout the Greater New York metropolitan area.  In 1986, Dr. Peskin began a 16 year tenure on NYSDA’s Council on Insurance, and since 1992 has served on the Underwriting Claims Committee for MLMIC.  Since 1995 he has presented the NYSDA – endorsed Risk Management program more than 100 times throughout New York State.  Dr. Peskin is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery’s Division of Hospital Dentistry at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, and an Assistant Attending at LIJMC.

Michael Kelly, Esq.

Mr. Michael Kelly, Esq. is a partner in Fumuso, Kelly, Swart, Farrell, Polin, Christensen LLP Law Firm.  He specialized in Medical and Dental Liability Defense Cases.


This risk management course on professional liability (malpractice claims) is presented by the New York State Dental Association.

Risk management courses serve the purpose of reviewing the basic legal requirements for office activity, introducing changes as well as new aspects of the standard of care and discussing the ever-increasing restrictions and requirements placed on dental practice by governmental and regulatory agencies.  Topics covered include:

  • The current status of the malpractice insurance marketplace
  • A review of the basics (i.e., recordkeeping, medical histories, legal responsibilities of the practice, prophylactic medications, etc.)
  • An analysis of the types of cases currently being brought against dentists
  • A review of techniques that can be used to assure good relationships with patients and address problems that may arise
  • A discussion of governmental and regulatory guidelines that have been placed on dental practices
  • What is new and anticipated in new challenges facing the dental practitioner that will require changes in office procedures

The objective of this course is to provide the licensee with knowledge of laws and regulations as well as methods to avoid or resolve patient conflicts.

Participants who successfully complete this seminar will receive a certificate of completion and four (4) CE credits.  If you have not completed an approved risk management program within the past three years, it is necessary for you to take this course in order to continue to receive a discount from your insurance policy carrier.

All who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate entitling them to a Ten Percent (10%) Discount on their renewal from MLMIC and most other insurance companies, for three (3) years (please check with your individual carrier to ascertain applicability of this program).


This course features a PowerPoint slide presentation given by a dentist and an attorney whose experience extends to the fields of malpractice insurance and risk management in the dental field.






All ADA Member Dentists $200.00

Non-Dental Staff $175.00

Non-Member Dentists $400.00


Pre-registration is required for all courses; walk-ins are not permitted.  Payment is due upon registration (where applicable).  Refunds will be issued if we are notified within 24 hours prior to the event start time; credits for future courses will not be provided.  The schedule is subject to change.  For pricing, to register and to view our courses by month, click on the calendar tab at

Please call us at 516-227-1112 if you have any questions about this lecture, questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation.

Nassau County Dental Society