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Practice Tips for Cybersecurity and Compliance – Protecting Your Patients, Your Practice and Yourself!


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DATE: Friday, October 29, 2021
TIME: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
(LUNCH BREAK 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM)
AUDIENCE: Entire Dental Team
CE UNITS: 6.0    
LECTURE #: 047    
MODERATORS: Dr. Frank Shannon and Dr. Jessie Scordamaglia

Is your office safe? Can hackers break in and steal important protected health information; or worse yet, prevent you from accessing this vital information?

Protecting your office and your patient’s information is getting harder and harder. This full-day course is designed as a practical guide for dentists and their team on how to protect their patient’s electronic protected health information (ePHI) and comply with the HIPAA Security regulations. This presentation educates the dental team in a fun, common sense, step-by-step, and realistic way on how to protect the office and themselves as well as comply with the complex regulations to avoid unwanted fines. At the conclusion of the course, the office will be more aware of what steps they need to take to protect the office and comply with the HIPAA Security regulations.


  • What is the first step to protect the office
  • What exactly is required of you for HIPAA compliance
  • What is a risk assessment; how do I complete one
  • Does everyone need a password; how do I come up with a safe password
  • Should we allow our patients to access the office WiFi
  • What is encryption; do I need to encrypt
  • Can I email an x-ray
  • Do I need to pay for secure communication
  • How do I protect myself from a breach; what do I do if my computers are breached
  • Do I need my lab or cleaning service to sign a business associate agreement

Early Bird Tuition by
OCTOBER 11, 2021

Second District Members: Complimentary*
ADA Members Outside of Second District: $260
Non-ADA Members: $360
Staff: $150


Purchase a special FREEDOM PASS for $635.

*Complimentary lectures for Second District Dentists who practice in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery or Northampton counties and have paid their ADA/PDA/SD 2021 dues. (Hands-On Courses Not Included)

Craig Ratner, DMD

Craig Ratner, DMD

Practice Tips for Cybersecurity and Compliance (#047)

Dr. Ratner graduated from Union College with a B.S. degree in Biology/Computer Science. In 1992, he graduated from the New Jersey Dental School, now Rutgers University, with a DMD degree. He continued his post-doctoral training at Staten Island University Hospital completing two years of general practice residency including one as Chief Resident.

Dr. Ratner is a very active, highly-regarded participant on all levels of his profession. His current positions are products of his past service. He has served on numerous local, state, national councils, committees, and task forces. Dr. Ratner is currently President of the New York State Dental Association and a founding member of its IT Committee. On the national level, Dr. Ratner is a committed member of the American Dental Association. He serves as a delegate to the ADA’s House of Delegates and is past chair of the ADA Council on Dental Practice (CDP). He also served on the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics (SCDI).

Although Dr. Ratner lectures widely on dental technology and regulatory compliance, he still maintains a dental practice on the south shore of Staten Island concentrating on esthetic, rehabilitative, and implant dentistry.