Essential Technology Needed in Your Practice

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. All About Ransomware and the True Cost of a Breach
  2. Steps a Dental Office Should Take to Minimize or Eliminate Their Risk When it Comes to Ransomware. How Easy or Difficult is it to Protect Yourself?
  3. Email Security and Best Practices
  4. Technology and HIPAA
  5. Tackling Technology Liabilities on Your Own

Dr. Lavine has given Dental All-Stars a special offer: 7 Point Security Checklist. Visit or contact directly by visiting for a consultation or security audit. Regular price is $97 but will be waived if visitors mention the podcast. 

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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

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

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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Alex Nottingham, JD, MBA

Alex Nottingham, JD, MBA

Alex is the CEO and Founder of All-Star Dental Academy. He has authored the dental practice game-changer book “Dental Practice Excellence” and co-wrote a bestselling book with Brian Tracy. Alex has shared the stage with Michael Gerber (the author of “The E–Myth Revisited”), and lectures nationally and internationally to prestigious dental organizations. He is a former Tony Robbins top coach and consultant, having worked with companies from $1 million to $100 million. His passion is to help others create personal wealth and make a positive impact on the people around them. Alex received his Juris Doctor (JD) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Florida International University.

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