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Workplace Safety: OSHA’s 2016 top citations

  No doubt you’ve heard the metaphor about picking low-hanging fruit first. Picking the fruit from the branches of fruit trees that are easiest to reach involves less effort...

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The Most Important Thing You Should Do for 2017

The Most Important Thing You Should Do for 2017

“I don’t have time!” “Where can I get reliable, accurate information?” If you’ve ever uttered those words in a moment of frustration, you are not alone. Marketing, practice and...

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Expanding Educational Horizons for Dental Professionals

Expanding Educational Horizons for Dental Professionals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Institute for Dental Compliance and Risk Management is pleased to announce two exciting milestones in our young company’s history. Just in time for our second...

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OSHA Fines: Could this have been prevented?

OSHA Fines: Could this have been prevented?

You’ve been dealing with OSHA since you opened your practice (or longer if you happen to recall the days before gloves, masks or glasses), but what does OSHA really...

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The New ABCs of Dentistry

The New ABCs of Dentistry

What do CMS, ACA, OCR, HIPAA and OSHA have in common? Plenty! They are all acronyms for just a few of the federal regulatory agencies or laws that govern...

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Compliance Routines and Ruts

Compliance Routines and Ruts

Successful people tend to thrive on routine and habits, according to speaker and author Michael Kerr. Routines are habits that are theoretically rooted in meaning and purpose. This is...

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$3.9 Million Fine for Stolen Laptop: Does your compliance budget cover this?

$3.9 Million Fine for Stolen Laptop: Does your compliance budget cover this?

All business owners have a fiscal responsibility to be budget conscious, and dentists are no different. However, as illustrated in the case below, lack of compliance can take a...

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Patients are Watching You, But What’s Their Compliance IQ?

Patients are Watching You, But What’s Their Compliance IQ?

We’d all agree that, in this age of technology and instant information, patients are savvier than ever. They know when you should be washing your hands, changing your gloves...

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Hygienists as Business Associates and Covered Entities

Hygienists as Business Associates and Covered Entities

Hygienists are you prepared for emerging frontiers in healthcare delivery? New frontiers present opportunities as well as regulatory obligations. The Institute for Dental Compliance and Risk Management helps prepares...

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Dental Frustrations

Dental Frustrations

You finally did it! After months of planning, hard work and regulatory hurdles you just opened your first practice — or perhaps an additional location. Congratulations! Fast forward to...

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