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Simple Steps to Avoid Breaches and Fines (Recorded Webinar)

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
This presentation was recorded on July 19, 2022

Course Overview
Whether you are a small dentist's office or large group practice, HIPAA data breaches and violations can occur if you are not taking the proper steps to protect your practice.
Just over 20 percent of all breaches occur as a result of security failures, technical issues, or cybercriminals. The rest are administrative, which is the area where employees interact with protected health information (PHI). In this course, find out how implementing an effective compliance program will help your business avoid breaches and fines. We will simplify HIPAA compliance, walk you through the full extent of the regulation, and provide you with actionable tips that you can implement within your practice today.

Learning Objectives
Review past breaches and fines in the healthcare industry
How to protect your business from being breached or fined
Predictions of what will happen in the future and what to look out for

Speaker
Kelly Anne Koch, Senior Account Manager, Director of Dental Relations for Compliancy Group


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Drug Trends — Where Are We Today? (Part 1 of ADA & DEA Series)

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
This presentation was recorded on July 13, 2022

Course Overview
This is the first in a three-part course series presented in partnership by the ADA and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). This session, presented by Linda Stocum, staff coordinator from the DEA Diversion Control, Liaison Section, focuses on who the DEA is and what they do.

Learning Objectives
• Understand where the United States is in the opioid crisis and learn about current drugs about which to be aware
• Summarize DEA’s "One Pill Can Kill" campaign
• Find pertinent information on DEA regulations and other resources


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Strategies & Tactics for Seeking Funding for Systems-Level Oral Health (Oral Health Systems Change Webinar Series Session 2)

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
This webinar was recorded on June 30, 2022.

Background
The North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative (NCOHC) — a program of the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI) — has pursued an approach to advancing oral health care access and equity through policy-driven systems change, accomplishing multiple legislative and regulatory changes affecting oral health care delivery, workforce, and payment in recent years. This work has been supported by forward-thinking funders that have largely replaced portfolios focused on limited, "static" programs with ones emphasizing systems-level reform. NCOHC is committed to helping other oral health coalitions, state agencies, community-based organizations (CBOs), public-private partnerships, and funders advance this approach in their respective states. 

Purpose
• To educate oral health coalitions, state agencies, CBOs, public-private partners, and current and potential funders on the importance of systems-level reform in advancing oral health care access and equity.
• To equip grant-seeking organizations with the strategies and tactics necessary to pursue related funding.

Presenters
• Zachary Brian, DMD, FICD, DirectorNorth Carolina Oral Health Collaborative
• Katie Eyes, MSW, Vice President, Program and StrategyBlue Cross Blue Shield NC Foundation

Course Outline
Getting Personal: Building Relationships with Potential Funders
The First Step: Elements of a Successful Grant Application
Common Mistakes in the Grant-Seeking Process (and How to Avoid Them)
Expert Counsel: How Thought Leadership Impacts Grantor Decision-Making
Framing the Narrative: How to Leverage Storytelling in the Grant-Seeking Process

Disclaimer: The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association


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Association between periodontal care and hospitalization with acute myocardial infarction (August 2022 Article 3)

JADA August 2022

Background.
Each year there are 800,000 myocardial infarctions in the United States. There is an increased risk of hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) for those with periodontal disease. Yet, there is a paucity of knowledge about downstream care of AMI and how this varies with periodontal care status. The authors’ aim was to examine the association between periodontal care and AMI hospitalization and 30 days after acute care.

Keywords.
Readmission; cardiologists; cardiovascular diseases; periodontal diseases; health status; intensive care units; dentists; oral health care; post–acute care.


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Financial, psychological, or cultural reasons for extracting healthy or restorable teeth (August 2022 Article 2)

JADA August 2022

Background.
Background. The purpose of this study was to determine how often dental patients request extraction for nondental reasons and how dentists handle such requests.

Keywords.
Extractions; tooth extraction; patient request; patient autonomy; nonmaleficence; ethics.


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US dental health care workers’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic (August 2022 Article 1)

JADA August 2022

Background.
This study was designed to assess the prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms and understand factors influencing mental health among dental health care workers (DHCWs) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords.
Mental health; COVID-19; health care worker; longitudinal study; COVID-19vaccine; professional role.


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Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Acute Dental Pain

Overview
This course educates dental providers on the new evidence-based clinical practice guideline (CPG) for the management of acute dental pain. The CPG was developed as part of the FDA funded research project titled, "Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Acute Dental Pain: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation Using Data Analytics to Target An Implementation Strategy." The project is a collaboration between the ADA Science & Research Institute, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Presenters
Deborah Polk, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Paul A. Moore, DMD, PhD, MPH, Professor emeritus, University of Pittsburgh

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you should be able to:
• State the benefits of NSAIDs over opioids
• List examples of recommendations from the clinical practice guideline for the management of acute dental pain
• Use communication skills with patients
• Incorporate patient responses into and develop a plan for a patient’s pain management
• Begin to incorporate the guideline into practice

This course is free and open to all
Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

Non-dentists
Non-dentists can create accounts
here

Non-members
Most U.S. dentists and dental students, regardless of membership status, have an ADA number, which functions as your User ID. To retrieve your ID, please visit
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Disclaimer: The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association


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