Wednesday, October 4, 2017
3:00pm-7:00pm (4 CE hrs)
Speakers: Kevin Ricotta, JD and Frederick Wetzel, DDS
$95 additional registration fee required
This course is recommended for dentists.
Do you know: How long you are obligated to store patient records? What information needs to be included in a medical history? How to legally terminate a professional relationship with a patient? Answers to these and many other sometimes thorny legal questions are provided in the NYSDA RISK MANAGEMENT course.
This new course features a PowerPoint slide presentation given by a dentist and attorney whose experience extends to the fields of malpractice insurance and risk management in the dental office.
A certificate will be issued to all participants who successfully complete the seminar. Dentists who complete this course will be entitled to a 10% discount on their liability premiums for a three year period from the Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC). Other companies also accept this course for a discount. Please check with your carrier. Four CE credits will be given for completion of this course. Credits for NYSDA members will be automatically recorded with the NYSDA CE Registry.
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 your discount.
Kevin Ricotta, JD has been recognized by Super Lawyers, Business First, and the Buffalo Law Journal. Mr. Ricotta is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Law School.
Mr. Ricotta concentrates his practice on medical malpractice defense. He lectures on civil litigation for the New York State and Erie County Bar Associations. He is counsel to the Eighth District Dental Society and lectures on risk management to dentists and physicians. Mr. Ricotta is admitted to practice in New York State and before the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.
Frederick Wetzel, DDS is a graduate of Union College and New York University College of Dentistry. Since 1986, he has been in private general practice in Schenectady, New York. Dr. Wetzel has held numerous positions at the local, state and national level for organized dentistry. He is a Director of Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC), serving since 1998. Currently, Dr. Wetzel represents the 4th District Dental Society of New York as their Trustee on the NYSDA Board of Trustees and Delegate to the ADA House of Delegates. He has been a Risk Management Presenter since 1992 and Chairs the NYSDA Risk Management Subcommittee. He is the former Director of the Ellis Hospital Dental Health Center and their General Practice Residency program, where he managed the operation of a hospital based dental clinic and its dental education program. Dr. Wetzel is the Dental Section Chair of the Professional Insurers Association of America (PIAA). He is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists.