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HIPAA Compliance & Cyber Safety Course

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



Violations of the HIPAA Security Regulations can result in large fines and other sanctions. The Third District Dental Society is sponsoring a 3-hour HIPAA Security Compliance course developed by the New York State Dental Association's Information Technology Committee.

Is your office safe? Can hackers break in and steal patient health information? Or, worse yet, prevent you from accessing this vital information? What should you do if you are hacked or infected with ransomware?

Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more! Learn how to safeguard your patient's electronic protected health information (ePHI), and transmit patient x-rays and records securely. This course will educate the dental team in a fun, common sense, step-by-step way on how to comply with HIPAA regulations to avoid unwanted fines.

Each dental practice attending will receive the NYSDA HIPAA Security Regulation Compliance Manual and guidance for completing the forms and checklists included in the Manual. Dentists are encouraged to bring members of their office team.


Craig S. Ratner, DMD

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 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 was recently elected to serve as President-Elect of NYSDA. He has been a member of NYSDA’s Information Technology Committee since its formation in 2011, serving as Chair from 2015-2018. On the national level, Dr. Ratner serves as a Delegate to the ADA’s House of Delegates and just recently as New York’s representative to the ADA Council on Dental Practice (CDP) where he served as Chair. He was also a member of 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.