Members Only

A benefit of your membership


Welcome Members

You will find valuable information and links to related organizations to assist you in your daily practice. While scrolling down this page you will find archives to the newsletter, templates to use for several patient issues, new rules and regulations from the federal and state governments as well as links to the ADA and NYSDA. 


Please let me know additional information you would like to see added or if you have any problems with the links.

Kathleen Moore

Executive Director


950 New Loudon Road, Suite 108, Latham NY 12110

Many documents on this page require      Get Adobe Reader FREE

Links open to a new page. You may need to allow pop-ups while viewing this web page.


Governing Documents

Third District Constitution and By-Laws

Third District Administrative Code


ADA Constitution and Bylaws

ADA Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct


NYSDA Code of Ethics

Continuing Education

Third District Continuing Education Program

New York State Dental Foundation Continuing Education Registry  It is suggested that you check your C.E. hours regularly, discrepancies should be reported to the NYSDA at 518-465-0044   Courses taken at the Third District are reported to the registry for your convenience.  

Member Benefits - Endorsed Vendors

Benefits of Membership- List of Endorsed Vendors and services offered by the Third District


Infective Endocarditis For decades, the American Heart Association Link opens in separate window. Pop-up Blocker may need to be disabled. (AHA) recommended that patients with certain heart conditions take antibiotics shortly before dental treatment. This was done with the belief that antibiotics would prevent infective endocarditis (IE), previously referred to as bacterial endocarditis. The AHA’s latest guidelines were published in its scientific journal, Circulation, in April 2007 and there is good news: the AHA recommends that most of these patients no longer need short-term antibiotics as a preventive measure before their dental treatment. Go to the ADA web site for complete details.


Use of prophylactic antibiotics prior to dental procedures in patients with prosthetic joints

JADA article


Guidelines and Statements for Amalgam, Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Anesthesia and Pain Control and several other topics


Disaster Preparedness Guide  Is your office ready if a disaster happens?  This is an important tool from the ADA to help you be ready ... if



Center for Disease Control

Guideline for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings

Guideline for Needlesticks
Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

Bloodborne Pathogens -Occupational Exposure 

OSHA Dental Office First Aid Kit

U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Diversion Control-DEA

Applications and Change forms Click here to link or call 1-800-882-9539

HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

National Provider ID - requires that HIPAA covered entities must use only the NPI to identify covered healthcare providers in standard transactions by May 23, 2007. To apply for an NPI visit the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services. The site contains the regulation and FAQ's and application. 


Up to Date information regarding the HIPAA Compliance Act. Can be found on the ADA

OCR Guidance Explaining Significant Aspects of the Privacy Rule - Updated

New York State HIPAA Preemption Charts The HIPAA laws are preempted by NYS state law outlined in the charts provided by the NYS DOH.

Model HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices created by NYSDA to help you fulfill the legal obligations called for by recent, major, regulatory amendments to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. These amendments will take place on September 23, 2013 and will require that you update your Notice of Privacy Practices.

HIPAA HHS provided template

The National Council Against Health Fraud

A private nonprofit, voluntary health agency that focuses upon health misinformation, fraud, and quackery as public health problems. View the NCAHF's Position Paper on Amalgam Fillings


 Requirements for Prescription Drugs ISTOP - in effect March 27, 2016

         New York State Department of Health - Apply for ISTOP

         NYS Dept of Health Bulletin and Regulation on ISTOP

         NYSDA memorandum on the ISTOP Regulation


NYS Department of Health-New Language Assistance Requirements effective March 30, 2013


State Education Department-Office of the Professions web site        

Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 550, Fax: 518-473-6995,

Office of the Professions, State Education Building, 2nd floor, Albany, NY 12234

Dental Practice Act - Education Law, Article 133, Dentistry and Dental Hygiene and Certified Dental Assisting

Unprofessional Conduct - Rules of the Board of Regents, Part 29

Licensure - License renewal requirements

Continuing Education - Requirements and general information

Practice Guidelines

Applications and Change of Address

Dental Anesthesia Law

The Dental Anesthesia law was implemented (Chapter 615 of the Laws of 1999). The law requires certification of dentists who use conscious or deep sedation or general anesthesia, regardless of the route of administration. Effective January 1, 2001

Standards for the Management of Elemental Mercury and Dental Amalgam Wastes

Effective May 12, 2006 - dental practices are required to install amalgam separators to remove dental amalgam particles from the wastewater. New York State DEC website

Department of Environmental Conservation

Regulated Medical Waste Regulations

X-Ray Inspection

NYS DOH Certified Radiation Equipment Certification - Frequently Asked Questions


Cresco Inspectors  by County

NYS DOH Regulations 10 NYCRR Part 16 X-ray Inspection

Comptrollers Office

The State of New York is currently holding billions of dollars in unclaimed funds. Some of this money may belong to you! Search NY's Unclaimed Funds

Risk Management-Sample Letters/Templates

May be duplicated on your office stationery


Patient Records

Patient Access and What is a Record  or visit NYS Dept of Health

Record Retention Copies, fees and how long

Sample Request for Patient Information

Terminating the Patient - Dentist Relationship

Information on terminating a patient  without putting your practice in jeopardy with OPD

Discontinuing Practice

Sample letter  to patients when discontinuing a dental practice

ADA Guide to Closing a Practice

NYSDA Guide "When A Dentist Dies"  how to close a practice

Denial of Insurance Payments - Sample Letters

Letters for your patients use if their insurance carrier fails payment of claim.
Sample letter to NYS Insurance Department

Sample letter to Administrator of Policy


Workplace labor posting wizard US DOL  included Federal, State and OSHA required postings

New York State Department of Labor     Employer Poster Requirements including minimum wage
New Hire Reporting NYS DOL


NYS DOL Human Resource Consultation Services for Business-provides employers assistance with legal compliance, employee handbooks, etc. Capital District Region-Cathy Bucci 518-457-0217


Jezreel International accepts dental and medical supplies, food clothing etc. Shipped oversees. 518-438-4370



 | Home | Officers | Continuing Education | Annual Meeting | Public | Classified Ads | Links | Email |



© All Rights Reserved Third District Dental Society of NY 2019

   Last Update January 2016