Sponsors (Soon to be Announced)
Topics and Presenters
Step Back In Order To Step Up: Creating a culture of compliance
Dr. Alison Dengler
Dr. Alison Dengler is an Operational Leader with over twenty years of experience in leadership, eight of which were in the Dental Support Organization (DSO) space. As a subject matter expert in Organizational Leadership & Development, her success lies in her ability to understand the organizational eco-system and its underlying indicators that create impact.
Compliance Myth Busting: Business intelligence vs decision intelligence
Linda Harvey, MS, RDH
As a nationally recognized dental risk management and regulatory compliance expert, Linda Harvey has effectively navigated countless offices and organizations through regulatory requirements resulting in identifiable risk reduction. Linda’s unique qualifications include hands on corporate risk management experience and recognition a Distinguished Fellow in the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management.
Register for the Event
Early bird Registration $149 until April 7th then $199.
Free for existing DCI members.
What the Dental Compliance Institute Can Do For Your Practice
If the ever-changing regulatory environment has you questioning your current compliance programs, you’ve come to the right place! The Dental Compliance Institute will elevate your confidence and competence through accurate, timely content and courses in easy to understand formats.
- Expert Interviews: Recorded audio interviews with industry experts in the areas of OSHA, HIPAA and Risk Management
- Member Articles: Blogs/Articles that help you unravel and understand regulatory requirements.
- Closed Cases: Dental compliance and legal cases that illustrate best practices and risk prevention strategies.
- Private Members Forum: For assistance with compliance, regulatory and risk management questions.
- Tools and Resources: Suite of free Compliance Tools and Resources to enhance your compliance program.
- Discounted Course: Member only rates for our HIPAA, OSHA and Risk Management train the trainer courses.
Our 14 Day Promise
We believe that membership of the Institute for Dental Compliance & Risk Management provides incredible value, with expert content, trusted advisors and nationwide networking through our members forum. However if for any reason you feel the membership isn't for you, email firstname.lastname@example.org without 14 days and we'll refund your payment.
The Importance of Compliance
Since the beginning of the pandemic, regulatory enforcement has accelerated. In 2020, OSHA proposed nearly 4 million dollars in penalties arising from violations relating to coronavirus, some of those penalties included dental offices. In fiscal year 2021, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had recovered $5.6 billion from False Claims Act (FCA) cases. As more dental services are covered by Medicare, this has a direct impact on the quality of your recordkeeping. In 2022, eight dental practices and/or DSO’s settled alleged HIPAA violations with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The largest dental settlements were $80,000 and $62,500, respectively. Situations like these can result in:
- Loss of reputation
- Loss of patient trust
- Financial consequences of fines or penalties
- Possible reporting to the dental licensing board with the potential to impact your dental license
- Plan of correction and possibly monitoring by the enforcement agency
Join the Dental Compliance Institute today! Elevate your compliance, protect your practice, and enjoy peace of mind.
What Our Members Are Saying
My confidence has increased and self-assurance abounds! Thanks to the Institute for providing this great opportunity for myself and others to grow.
Sherrie Busby, EDDA, CDSO, Corporate Trainer
The Institute made the learning process and implementation easy for me. If I ever needed clarification as I was learning, I could always ask and someone was there to help.
Barb Houser, CDSO, CDSH, Practice Administrator
With the right information we can all make better, more informed decisions that will help to prevent breaches and fines – because really none of us want those headaches do we?!
Cynthia Burstadt, Dental Coach and now CDSH
There are many sources of information, from books and free courses to guidance passed on secondhand from colleagues. In a regulatory landscape that is ever-changing, with new responsibilities and unknown risks, is this really enough?
Will it ensure your practice is protected from the fines, penalties, and negative press if a complaint is filed against it or if you have a random inspection?
And it certainly won't put you in a position of confident compliance.
The path to confidence is knowledge — knowledge gained directly from experts, firsthand. Knowledge that you can trust and depend upon.
At the Institute for Dental Compliance and Risk Management we want to give you the knowledge, skills, and tools to not only tackle the compliance challenges your practice faces today, but the confidence that you'll be able to truly safeguard your practice, your patients, and your team for the future.
Staying up to date with compliance is essential. But do you have time to spend hours trawling through pages of information on Google, or reading books and guides to get the answer to one question? Especially if you're still left with that feeling of whether the answer is right for your specific circumstances?
Our member articles and closed cases are focused and to the point. Our expert interview recordings and more in-depth and perfect for getting immersed in the topic when you have more time - like during your commute.