Richmond County Dental Society


November 2020 Newsletter


Dr. Charles Mistretta

 My greetings to all Richmond County Dental Society (RCDS) members. I hope you and your families are doing well.


Our first virtual general membership meeting was held on October 20 and was quite a success. At the meeting, the slate of the RCDS executive board was presented to our members. The executive board for 2021 is as follows:


  • Dr. Lydia Lam – President

  • Dr. Sandra Scibetta – President-Elect

  • Dr. Joseph Merola – Vice President

  • Dr. Christen Carute – Treasurer

  • Dr. Allison Blutstein – Secretary


Immediately following the meeting was an excellent presentation of "Oral Pathology for the General Practitioner," by Michael Mistretta D.D.S., M.D., who described both the identification and treatment of some of the most commonly occurring oral lesions.


A virtual installation of officers will be held in January 2021. Unfortunately, our traditional installation dinner cannot be held in January due to current circumstances. A formal celebration honoring Second District Dental Society (SDDS) as well as RCDS officers will be held in May 2021.


Our next general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 17 and will feature New York State Dental Association president and Richmond County’s own Dr. Craig Ratner, who will lecture on "Cybersecurity for the Dental Office." The meeting will take place online via the Webex platform; registration instructions will be emailed to RCDS members and can also be found here. Remember that attendees will receive two continuing education credits, another advantage of your membership.


SDDS is also providing virtual CE courses for our members. This is an excellent way to keep up with your continuing education requirements for licensure. I’m sure that you are aware of how rapidly the three-year period for obtaining the 60 hours required for relicensure goes by. Please check this website for the latest information on available courses.


The Greater New York Dental Meeting is in a virtual format this year. As an incentive to attend, all continuing education courses will be free of charge. The meeting will begin the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 27 and will continue through Wednesday, December 2 to allow you to visit your favorite exhibitors and take some or many CE courses. It is also a great opportunity to investigate the latest products and equipment that may interest you.


Richmond County Dental Society encourages participation in our Society. If you are interested in serving on our board of trustees, as well as on our executive board, feel free to email me with your curriculum vitae at I’m looking forward to our next meeting with you.




Charles J. Mistretta, DDS

RCDS 2020 President


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