Protecting Your Practice From Ransomware and other Digital Threats

All-Star Dental Academy Lead Mastery Coach Eric Vickery is joined by the Digital Dentist Dr. Lorne Lavine.

Technology in the dental practice has the power to streamline systems and improve treatment outcomes and the patient experience. But it has the potential to expose unsuspecting dentists to liabilities they may not consider. Listen to Coach Eric and his guest Dr. Lorne Lavine as they discuss some common issues with technology in the practice.

They discussed:

  1. Is Ransomware really a threat?
  2. What is the usual cost associated with an attack?
  3. Threats to IT contractors serving dentistry?
  4. Ransomware and HIPAA
  5. What is Whitelisting?
  6. Can I take care of this on my own?
  7. What is Threatblock?

About Dr. Lorne Lavine

Dr. Lorne Lavine, founder and president of The Digital Dentist, has over 30 years invested
in the dental and dental technology fields. A graduate of USC, he earned his D.M.D. from
Boston University and completed his residency at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester,
NY. He received his specialty training at the University of Washington and went into
private practice in Vermont until moving to California in 2002 to establish TDD, a
company which focuses on the specialized technological and HIPAA needs of the dental
community.

Dr. Lavine has vast experience with dental technology systems. He is a CompTia Certified
A+ Computer Repair Technician, and CompTia Network+ certified. As a consultant and
integrator, he has extensive hands-on experience with most practice management software,
image management software, digital cameras, intraoral cameras, computers, networks, and
digital radiography systems.

Dr. Lavine writes for many well-known industry publications and lectures across the
country. He was the regular Technology columnist for Dental Economics Magazine. His
articles have appeared in Dentistry Today, Dental Economics, Dental Equipment and
Materials, Dental Practice Report, New Dentist, Dental Angle Online, and DentalTown
magazine, where was a moderator of ten of their Computer and Software Forums. He has
lectured to the Yankee Dental Congress, American Academy of Periodontology, American
Academy of Endodontics, the DentalTown Extravaganza, and numerous State Dental
Society and Study Club lectures. In addition, he is a member of the Speaking and
Consulting Network. He is also the former technology consultant for the Indian Health
Service.

About Coach Eric Vickery:

Eric holds a degree in business administration and brings a strong business and systems approach to his consulting. His initiation into the field of dentistry was in the area of office management. He managed dental practices for over ten years and has been consulting over 250 offices nationwide since 2001.

There are two main delivery systems that he utilizes, that of monthly coaching as well as virtual or on-site seminars. Through his coaching, Eric has been able to improve offices with his practice monitoring systems. He is an expert on case acceptance, verbal skills and the DISC personality profile. He has a passion for stopping cancellations, handling patient objections and asking patients for referrals/reviews. Further, he has vast expertise in financial arrangements, third party financing and eliminating dependence on insurance.

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