Second District Dental Society
It is our hope that this website provides our members with information that will aid them in making the most out of their membership in organized dentistry. Additionally, we hope to provide the general public with a source of information about our society and our members to demonstrate our commitment to excellence and the preservation of oral health.
Annual Children's Dental Health Month Poster Contest
Second District invites all preschool through high school students in Brooklyn and Staten Island to submit entries by March 17, 2017. CONTEST RULES
NYSDOH Adopts Regulations Authorizing All Dental Assistants to Take CBCT Scans
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has adopted, effective November 2, 2016, regulations that authorize dental assistants of any type to take cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans after demonstrating satisfactory completion of a training program approved by NYSDOH or one provided by the CBCT equipment manufacture. Read more.
CMS Delays Medicare Part D Enforcement Date To 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced that it is once again delaying enforcement of the Medicare Part D prescriber enrollment requirement. Providers now need to enroll by January 1, 2019 instead of by February 1, 2017. Read more.
NYSDOH Updates to Electronic Prescribing Exception Practicioner Reporting Requirement
Effective September 30, 2016, use of an exception to the e-prescribing mandate no longer requires an e-mail notification to the New York State Department of Health. Read more.
January 28th - RCDS Annual Installation of Officers & Dinner Dance (Richmond County Country Club, Staten Island, NY)
February 3rd - (BROOKLYN) CPR and Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (#2017-01)
February 6th - SDDS Board of Trustees Meeting
February 24th - (STATEN ISLAND) The Dr. Meryl J. Efron Memorial Lecture: Predictable Planning and Execution in Implant Dentistry (#2017-02)
March 3rd - (BROOKLYN) The Dr. Irving E. Gruber Memorial Lecture: Avoid Liability: Know Your Patients' Medications and Their Impact on Dental Treatment (#2017-03)