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HIPPA Security Compliance

  • Thu, May 31, 2018 | 8:30 AM - Thu, May 31, 2018 | 11:30 AM
  • Location: The Saratoga Hilton
  • Address: 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York
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  • Contact: Jacquie Donnelly
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  • Phone: 518-465-0044

Avoid the Million Dollar Mistake: HIPAA Security Compliance
Protecting Your Patients, Your Practice And Yourself

CE hours: 3
Craig S. Ratner, D.M.D., Presenter


ADA Member Dentist, $175
Non-Member Dentist, $275
Auxiliary Staff, $55 pp

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If you need registration assistance, call or email Jacquie Donnelly at, or 800-255-2100.


The New York State Dental Association is sponsoring a 3-hour HIPAA Security Compliance course developed by NYSDA’s Information Technology Committee. The course and the accompanying NYSDA HIPAA Security Regulation Compliance Manual provide a practical guide for dentists and their office team.

The course explains the specific requirements associated with safeguarding, storing and transmitting electronically maintained information to protect dentists from potential prosecution and sanctions. The goal is to educate the dental team in a common sense, step-by-step way on how to comply with these complex regulations and avoid punitive sanctions.

Course attendees will be able to:

  • Securely store, protect, share and transmit electronic health information
  • Comply with current Federal HIPAA security regulations
  • Implement strategies to reduce the risks associated with audits, financial penalties and censure

The course includes:

A step-by-step, practical guide to HIPAA security compliance.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the maintenance and transmission of protected patient information, including:

  • What specifically is required?
  • Who needs a password? How do you design a safe password?
  • Should patients have access to the dental office’s Wi-Fi?
  • What is encryption? Is it required?
  • Can x-rays be transmitted via email? To patients? To other doctors?
  • Is there a cost associated with secure communication?
  • How can a dental practice protect itself from a security breach? What must a practice do if its computers are breached?
  • Are dental laboratories and cleaning services required to sign Business Associate Agreements?
The most significant benefit is that each dental practice attending will receive the NYSDA HIPAA Security Regulation Compliance Manual and step-by-step guidance for completing the necessary forms and checklists contained within the Manual. Because the HIPAA security regulations include staff training requirements, dentists are encouraged to bring a member of their office team to the course. Registration is limited; register early to ensure your attendance. There will be no on-site registration for this course.

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Craig S. Ratner, DMD, Presenter

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 Past President of the Second District Dental Society (Brooklyn/Staten Island) and the Richmond County Dental Society. He has also served on the NYSDA Board of Governors since 2005 and as a NYSDA Trustee from 2009-2014. He is a past NYSDA Delegate and currently serves as a NYSDA Alternate Delegate and as Chair of the NYSDA Information Technology Committee. On the national level, Dr. Ratner serves as a Delegate to the ADA’s House of Delegates and as New York’s representative to the ADA Council on Dental Practice (CDP) where he serves as Chair. He also serves as a liaison to 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.

All requests for refunds must be made in writing or by phone and received at least 10 business days prior to the course date. A full refund, less a ten dollar ($10) administrative charge, will be issued. Refunds requested after this date will not be granted, including requests made based on absence due to illness, late arrival for courses and/or weather conditions. In the event that a course is cancelled by NYSDA, paid tuition will be fully refunded.

Continuing education credit can and will only be issued to registrants who attend the entire presentation. Registrants MUST check-in prior to the start of the course for credit to be issued. A record of your attendance is maintained by the NYSDA Continuing Education Registry.

The New York State Dental Association is an ADA CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The views expressed by program clinicians do not represent the views or reflect an endorsement or approval by the New York State Dental Association. Unless explicitly stated, featured clinicians do not possess any financial interests of affiliations that could pose a conflict of interest to the program.