Coronavirus Outbreak
The ADA and NYSDA have provided information where dentists can obtain updated, current information on the Coronavirus outbreak.
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March 16, 2020

ADA Calls Upon Dentists to Postpone Elective Procedures

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ADA Statement COVID-19

ADA COVID-19 Recommendation

Maintain focus on urgent and emergency dental care.

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Welcome to the New York County Dental Society

Founded in 1860, the New York County Dental Society is one of the largest groups of dentists in the United States. With more than 2,000 members practicing in Manhattan, NYCDS members have made a special commitment to uphold its ethical code and practice standards, as well as those of New York State and the American Dental Association. It is an invaluable advocacy and education resource that protects its members and the public.

Important Coronavirus Updates for Dentists


    NYC Loans/ Grants

    New York State Employment Law

    Governor Cuomo's Executive Order & Emergency Services

    • Governor Cuomo’s executive order MANDATES that dental offices provide only emergency services. The mandate is in effect until April 19, 2020, but the governor can extend it if deemed necessary.
    • Create a COVID-19 Urgent Dental Care Protocol & Policy to help staff and patients understand how your practice is operating: Guidance for Dental Health Care Settings in Response to COVID-19   

    What constitutes a dental emergency? 

    Consent forms you can use for dental emergencies during the COVID-19 crisis:
    Emergency Treatment Employee Consent Form 
    Emergency Treatment Patient Release Form 

    PPE -- Donate or Volunteer 

    Relicensing and Self-Study

    • If you are due to relicense between March 1–June 1, 2020, the NYS Education Department will allow you to complete up to 100% of your continuing education as self-study, so long as it is taken from a Department-approved provider and is an acceptable subject area for dentistry.

    Other useful resources: 

    Bookmark these sites for the latest information and resources: 

    NYCDS N​ews

    • Apr 3, 2020
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      Stuck Inside? Keep Walking

      At a time when so many of us are confined to home and worried about whether we are being active enough, the study is especially inspiring in that the added steps do not have to come from running or other vigorous exercise.
    • Apr 2, 2020

      Important COVID-19 Webinar for NYCDS Members

      Mandelbaum Salsburg partner Dennis Alessi is presenting a webinar for NYCDS members on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and the Family First Coronavirus Response Act; and their impact on New York dentists, dental businesses and employees.
    • Apr 2, 2020

      MLMIC Update - COVID-19 Information for MLMIC Insureds

      MLMIC wants you to know it is available to assist policyholders through this difficult time and provide you with timely information and resources.

    Changes to Article 175

    Article 175 was re-enacted recently and the New York City Department of Health (DOH) provided NYCDS with a "fact sheet" which describes some, but not all, of the regulatory changes that affect dental X-ray registrants. Article 175 Dental Xray fact sheet_Fina

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