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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.


Protecting Your Practice: Risk Management and Recordkeeping

Presented by: Laura Diamond
Administrative and Healthcare Attorney, Austin, Texas
Dalrymple, Shellhorse, Ellis & Diamond, LLP


Course Description:

The course will review the State Board’s recordkeeping rules including common documentation oversights, explain the Board’s investigatory process, and offer practical advice for mitigating risk in your practice.  

Course Objectives:

  • Recordkeeping requirements and common documentation oversights
  • Application of the Abandonment Rule when dismissing a patient from your practice
  • Self-Reporting Obligations – patient hospitalization and death
  • Responding to a Board complaint and the Board’s investigatory process
$ 169.00

Controlled Substances

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” 


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. 

Security & Recordkeeping

Learn rules and regulations relating to the security, handling, and recordkeeping of controlled substances

New TSBDE Rule 111.1(b) went into effect September 1, 2020 requiring dentists to have a 2-hour CE course on Controlled Substance Monitoring and Prescribing requirements. This is not that course.

Who should attend? Dentists who have controlled substances in their dental office and staff who have delegated duties related to handling, recordkeeping, transporting, or securing controlled substances in the office. 

Annual OSHA & hIPAA Training

OSHA 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.  

HIPAA Training

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. 

Medicaid: fraud, waste, and abuse training

The federal Health and Human Services – Office of the Inspector General outlined for healthcare organizations the necessary steps or elements to demonstrate corporate integrity. 

A key element is an annual fraud, waste, and abuse training for dentists and ALL employees and independent contractors who work in a practice that receives direct or indirect remuneration from Medicaid or Medicare.

Compliance officer training

Texas Radiation Safety & compliance

Texas has some of the most stringent (and enforced) radiation safety requirements in the country. 

This course will prepare dental offices for their next unannounced inspection from the Texas Department of State Health Services – Radiation Control Bureau. 

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This course will provide participants pounds of prevention; there is no reason to ever get a x-ray violation. This course will support you to that end.

osha safety coordinator         training              

It is a rough job, but someone has to do it. Someone has to be in charge of overseeing OSHA compliance, or it doesn’t get done. There are policies to establish and train. There is paperwork to be created and maintained. 

There are standards to be overseen. These three points belong to the role and responsibilities of the OSHA Safety Coordinator (OSC). Sadly, until now, there are few resources available to teach the OSC what they are supposed to be in charge of overseeing.

hipaa compliance officer training

Each dental office/ DSO, as a Covered Entity under HIPAA regulations, is required to establish someone to oversee the office/organization’s compliance with HIPAA. It’s a thankless job, but someone has to do it. The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires the appointment of a HIPAA Privacy Officer to oversee compliance with HIPAA’s privacy rule. 

The HIPAA Security Rule requires the appointment of a HIPAA Security Officer to oversee compliance with HIPAA’s security rule. The roles between the two are similar, yet different. The roles may be fulfilled by one person or many persons.

medicaid compliance officer training

The federal Health and Human Services – Office of the Inspector General outlined for healthcare organizations the necessary steps or elements to demonstrate corporate integrity. 

A key element is establishing a compliance officer to oversee the corporate (Medicaid) compliance program. 

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