Emerging integrative healthcare models and technology advancements make this an exciting time for dentistry. Yet when coupled with an ever- changing regulatory landscape it creates new responsibilities and unknown risks. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by new acronyms, laws and regulations, when you would much rather be caring for patients.
Founded in 2014, the Institute for Dental Compliance and Risk Management (Institute) assists dental professionals to meet these changes and challenges. The Institute is dedicated to providing national certification for staff and leadership in order to promote proven compliance practices throughout dentistry. Three levels of advanced certification are offered for dental professionals who seek to expand their knowledge and skills in the areas of OSHA, HIPAA and Risk Management.
You can also become a member of the Institute enabling you to stay up-to-date on critical regulatory requirements impacting dentistry, elevate your overall compliance knowledge and connect with like-minded dental professionals. For more information, please click here.
In addition, the Institute elevates compliance standards by providing student education and credentials as well as ongoing learning and networking opportunities. Are you ready to enhance your credentials and expertise and connect with like-minded professionals who want to network, share and collaborate? We invite you to review our curriculum or contact us directly.
Training dental compliance specialists since 2014.
Proud member since 2017
Dr. Katherine A. Woods, MPH, PhD, CRDH
Dr. Woods recently retired as a full-time faculty member of the AS Dental Hygiene Program at St. Petersburg College and an adjunct in the online Health Services Administration Program. She received her dental hygiene education at the Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY. Dr. Woods has a Masters of Public Health Education, University of South Florida and a PhD in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from Barry University.
Professional memberships include the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, including state and local affiliates; the American Dental Education Association; the Florida Association of Community Colleges, International Federation of Dental Hygienists, the American Public Health Association, and the Florida Allied Dental Educators Association. She is also a Clinical Director for Special Olympics’ Healthy Athletes – Special Smiles.
In addition to a full-time teaching schedule, Dr. Woods enjoys giving back to the profession by providing continuing education courses in the areas of:
- Prevention of Medical Errors
- Dental Roles in Decreasing Tobacco Use
- HIV/AIDS for the Health Care Professional
- Ethics & Jurisprudence for Health Care Providers
Dr. Woods teaching philosophy embraces education that is meaningful and relevant in order for students to be successful. Outside the classroom, her interests include cooking, kayaking, traveling and spending time with family which includes their triplet grandchildren.