Monthly Meetings

The D.C. Dental Society (DCDS) offers regular, complimentary CE programming to its members each year between September and May, in the format of in-person monthly meetings and webinars.

In-person monthly meetings are usually on the second Tuesday of the month (depending on holidays and other events). All in-person monthly meetings are in the evening, from 5pm to 9pm. A complimentary dinner is provided. 

In addition to learning the latest innovations and techniques in dentistry from world-renowned speakers from across the country, DCDS monthly meetings give attendees an opportunity to share ideas, information and network with one another. Nonmembers may attend by paying a registration fee. 

For important information regarding registration fees, cancellation policy, course length and credit hours information, click here
Continuing Education Disclaimer: The District of Columbia Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the CE requirements of his or her licensing or regulatory agency and to contact them with any questions regarding licensing.

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February CE Webinar: Common Contractual Issues for Practicing Dentists (Prac Mgmt)

  • Tue, Feb 12, 2019 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Feb 12, 2019 | 7:00 PM
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This event is a webinar. Registered attendees will be sent a link to access the webinar itself. It is recommended that registrants test their computer and audio prior to the webinar.

Contact:​Andres Bachelet
Phone:(202) 367-1163

Registration closes the Monday before the event at 5pm.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Please note pricing:

  • Members: $0
  • Non-Members: $75

Topic: Common Contractual Issues for Practicing Dentists (Prac Mgmt)
Instructor: John J. Murphy, III, Esq.
Disclaimer: No conflicts to report

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​Course Description:

Dentists are asked to sign complicated and confusing contracts that often contain standard terms that can have broad legal ramifications. This webinar will explore common terms and hidden pitfalls frequently found in independent contractor agreements, employment agreements, indemnification and hold harmless agreements, asset purchase agreements, and alternative dispute resolution agreements. This program is designed to provide a broad overview, as opposed to an in-depth technical legal analysis, of key legal provisions savvy clinician should be aware of before entering into these and other contracts common in the dental industry.

Learning Objectives:

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define common terms found in many legal agreements
  • Describe 1-2 hidden pitfalls that practitioners need to be aware of
  • Know enough of key legal provisions to be able to communicate successfully when seeking professional legal advice
About the Speaker:
John Murphy III, Esq

John J. Murphy III, Esq. is a partner with Walker, Murphy & Nelson, LLP in Rockville, Maryland. John has tried to verdict more than 100 civil jury or bench trials and represents clients before various licensing boards, as well as in mediations and binding arbitrations. While his primary practice area still focuses on defending health care providers and long-term care facilities, he also works with clients involved in business, commercial, and personal injury litigation.

He received his JD from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America. He is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bar Associations.