About Us
Are you staring at a fill-in-the-blank binder and trying to get into compliance on your own?
Have you spent hundreds of dollars on a pile of books? Does your staff yawn when you watch the same old
Navigating through a complex regulatory world of OSHA and HIPAA by yourself can be time
consuming and difficult. We can help!!
Duane Tinker has taken his expertise as a Law Enforcement Officer responsible for investigating Dentists and now uses this knowledge to help dentists prevent malpractice claims, lawsuits, disciplinary actions and even criminal prosecution. Tink’s unique background and his PASSION to profoundly impact the dental community makes him a powerful ally for dentists.

It takes years of hard work and a substantial amount of time and money for a dentist to become a dentist and establish their dental practice. It is no longer a matter of graduating dental school and hanging a shingle. To run a successful practice it requires operating capital, a reliable team, suitable equipment, effective marketing, a steady stream of patients and much, MUCH more. It requires compliance and risk management systems to protect the dentist and practice from issues that can destroy the practice

Tink and his team audit and inspect dental practices to find and fix the very problems that land dentists on headline news for issues related to infection control, drug diversion, insurance/Medicaid fraud, and other nightmares.

Dentists have more to comply with than just than OSHA and HIPAA regulations (though these are quite important). Depending on the state there are about a dozen state and federal regulatory agencies that enforce laws that effect dental practices. Few government agencies have the time or resources to proactively audit or investigate dental practices for compliance with laws and rules. However, they do respond to complaints by patients, employees and anonymous persons.

When the government sets foot in a dental practice they often find other things that are ‘wrong’ and the dentist, as the Captain of the ship, is held responsible for every problem ‘they’ find. Tink knows this all too well since he used to be one of those ‘G’ men. The issues can involve OSHA/ infection control violations, unlawful marketing practices (civil/ criminal), Standard of Care/ malpractice issues, patient abandonment, patient hospitalization or death, drug diversion, HIPAA violations, and fraudulent billing practices, which often amounts to miscoding or (more commonly) insufficient clinical documentation. All of these things are fair game. Any of these problems can be a dentist’s worst nightmare come true (or even worse)!

A good offense is the best defense. Have a beautiful practice? It is up to you to prove it. Be proactive and build your compliance program. Cultivate a culture of compliance in your practice to protect yourself, your patients and your staff.

A truly effective compliance program constantly evaluates and evolves to keep up with changes in regulations – all of them! Overwhelming? You bet! Fortunately, dentists no longer have to go it alone.


What Make Us Different

We are experts in Dental Compliance, but that’s not what really sets us apart. Sure we know what we are doing. Yep, we have trademarked compliance systems. But what makes us special is how much we care about our clients. The relationships we have with our clients are what we treasure the most and what keeps us going. We are not a gigantic corporation who doesn’t know your name when you call. Our programs were designed for Dentists who want a Done-With-You Compliance Program with all the bells and whistles. 

Meet the Toothcop
Duane Tinker

Duane Tinker

Compliance Consultant
As lead dental compliance consultant,speaker and author, I educate Dental professionals on how to comply with the law as another means to protect their greatest investment, their Dental license. Nobody ‘wants’ compliance, but times have changed and your attention to compliance matters matter; compliance is something every dentist needs so they can practice their discipline and know their business is protected and sound.

It is said that Dentists are one complaint away from losing everything they have. With the breadth and magnitude of problems we see in Dental records and the conditions we find in every Dental office we’re confident there may be some truth to this idea. We are helping raise the bar of professionalism in Dentistry and are honored to be in such a position.

Learn more about outsourcing your compliance needs or for more information about services and products provided by Dental Compliance Specialists go to our LinkedIn Business Page: http://www.linkedin.com/company/dental-compliance-specialists or to our website www.DentalCompliance.com

By identifying the gaps in compliance, the practice can make the necessary
changes to get into compliance.
Ready to get started?
We know you’re skeptical, as you should be. We’ll show you the tools, while you ask us the tough questions. What have you got to lose?
Get in Touch

Phone 817-755-0035

email: toothcop@dentalcompliance.com