Category Archives: Legal

Get involved with ADA dental standards development

New dentists who may not have a lot of time but are interested in getting more involved with the ADA may want to consider joining a dental standards working group. The American National Standards Institute, or ANSI, accredits the ADA to develop dental standards and technical reports for products and information technology used by the dental profession and… Read More »

Employment Agreement resources from the ADA Center for Professional Success

Signing an employment contract can be stressful for any recent graduate starting a new job. To help new dentists understand the legal terms and conditions typically seen in one of these contracts, the Center for Professional Success provides a free publication for members titled “Dentist Employment Agreements: A Guide to Key Legal Provisions.” This material is no substitute… Read More »

Free webinar to address HIPAA regulation for dental practices

A free Aug. 9 webinar, “HIPAA Security Risk Analysis,” will focus on only one particular aspect of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, according to ADA News. However, understanding that aspect — the security rule regulation — is critical to the entire success of a dental practice’s security compliance program. “The goal of HIPAA training is, at… Read More »

Protect yourself from identity theft

Every other day or so the headlines notify us of another compromise of personal information. Uber, Equifax and even the United States Office of Personnel Management are just a few of the well-publicized targets. For more than a decade, identity theft has topped the list of consumer complaints with the Federal Trade Commission. In 2012, a record 2… Read More »

ADA advocacy highlights from 2017 include issues affecting new dentists

From repealing burdensome Medicare regulations to working to include dentistry in the various pro-business tax reform provisions, 2017 was a busy year for the Association’s Washington office, according to ADA News. Here are some of the key advocacy issues the ADA addressed in 2017: For the dental practice Medicare regulations: The ADA worked with the Centers for Medicare… Read More »

Keeping dental practices electronically secure

Remaining compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act can be an arduous but necessary task for dentists. The ADA has resources for dentists interested in finding out more about keeping their practices electronically secure. Visit to learn more about the law, how to comply and read news articles on HIPAA Issues. To help dentists implement… Read More »