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Podcast — compliance

Where Are You Rusty in Your Dental Practice?

We’ve had a lot of distractions with the pandemic. Because of this, I’ve seen a lot of “rusty strings” in dental practices. People are forgetting to do a step-wedge test for their x-ray machines. They’re forgetting medical emergency training and preparedness. Many people are just going through the motions. 

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How A Compliance Program Can Save Your Bacon

This episode is the beginning of a series about corporate integrity agreements. One of the important elements that is part of a corporate integrity agreement is implementing a compliance program. Why is it so important to have a compliance program? What should it consist of? How can a compliance program save your practice? Find out in this episode of Talking with the Toothcop!  Outline of This Episode [2:40] Corporate integrity agreements  [4:41] Compliance program guidelines [6:48] Why you want to implement a compliance program What is a corporate integrity agreement (CIA)? A corporate integrity agreement addresses a specific issue while...

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The Importance of an Infection Control Coordinator - India Chance + Michelle Strange

Why is the role of an infection control coordinator so important? How do you simplify safety so any dental office can appoint an infection control coordinator and properly train them? In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, Michelle Strange and India Chance join Andrea and I to talk about the importance of having an infection control coordinator in your dental practice.  Outline of This Episode [2:17] The importance of an infection prevention coordinator [6:27] Who should fill the role of ICC? [11:41] Teamwork makes the dream work [21:00] How to communicate effectively with your team [29:21] Do you need...

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The Compliance Guru of New England - Dr. Lisa Kane

Dr. Lisa Kane is to New England what I am to Texas. She is THE compliance guru. She practiced dentistry for 20 years before switching to consulting. After years of dealing with migraines from leaning over patients, she made the move—which she’s done for the last four years. She’s always loved the business side of dentistry and it was the perfect fit. Hear all about what she does in this episode of Talking With The Toothcop! Outline of This Episode [0:21] Dr. Lisa Kane joins the Toothcop [3:50] Compliance, education, PHI, & civil rights [7:58] What people misunderstand about consultants...

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A Tale of Chemicals and Conduct

We like to provide clients all the materials they need to prepare for the next calendar year. We usually try to get it to them before Christmas, so it’s a sort of Christmas present. One of the things we include in this packet is a blank master chemical list. We’ve been getting a lot of questions about this list, as well as establishing a code of conduct. Listen to this episode to learn about both of them!  Outline of This Episode [0:40] A compliance Christmas present [5:11] Nail down your code of conduct [7:29] Maintain a master chemical list [9:37]...

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