LIve Compliance Training with the toothcop
Join the Toothcop for LIVE training! We know LIVE is much better and way more fun than boring recorded courses. Interact with Duane, ask questions, and enjoy some virtual face time!
Duane Tinker used to investigate ‘naughty’ dentists as a state police investigator for the Texas Dental Board. Quite literally he traded in his badge and gun (no joke) for the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience with dentists trying to do the right thing. He recognized that most dentists and their staff care about doing the right thing but struggle understanding and applying the multitude of rules and regulations they have to comply with. Tink believed he could stand in the gap and make a difference with his knowledge and experience to make dental offices safer for patients, dentists, and their dental teams. Since 2011, Tink and his team have supported nearly 900 clients and over 1500 dental offices.
Safe and Effective Pain Management in the Dental Office
Eff. 01/01/2021 TSBDE Rule 104.1(B) requires “licensed dentist(s) whose practice includes direct patient care to completed not less than 2 hours of continuing education annually, and not less than 4 hours for each biennial renewal, regarding safe and effective pain management”
NOTE: THIS CE REQUIREMENT IS NOT DEPENDENT ON WHETHER A DENTIST HOLDS A DEA REGISTRATION AND THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ORTHODONTISTS.
Prescribing & MONITORING Practices
Eff. 09/20/2020 TSBDE Rule 111.1 requires each dentist who is permitted by the Drug Enforcement Agency (or any subsequent permitting authority authorized by state and federal law) to prescribe controlled substances must complete 2 hours of continuing education related to approved procedures of prescribing and monitoring controlled substances
This is a new required course for dentists who hold a DEA registration. It must be completed between 09/01/2020 and 09/01/2021.
Who should attend? Dentists who have a DEA registration and auxiliary staff (Designated Agents) tasked with preparing or handling prescriptions or who communicate prescriptions by phone or fax to pharmacies.
Annual OSHA & hIPAA Training
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires annual training on bloodborne pathogens and other hazards that employees may face in their work environment. This course is intended to fulfill initial and ongoing training requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communications.
Patient privacy and security requirements for dental professionals are ever evolving. While training requirements are vague, the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS-OCR) has reinforced that they expect HIPAA training to be a continual process and that annual training is a ‘minimum’.
Dentists and their workforce (independent contractors and employees) must receive training that is relevant to their job function. This course will outline the fundamentals and latest requirements related to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, and Security Awareness requirements. This course will fulfill the requirements of HB300 (Texas Medical Privacy Act) of 2012.