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Welcome to Talking with the Toothcop, your Dental Compliance Podcast. Check out interviews with industry leaders and listen to the wisdom and experience of THE Toothcop: Duane Tinker. He knows a thing or two, because he's seen a thing or two! 

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Dentistry Rules + Regulation Changes in Texas
 Texas has rolled out some regulations and rule changes that dentists need to stay on top of. From controlled substance...
Dental Chart Auditing [Why It’s SO Important]
Why do you need to monitor and audit your records? Why is verifying that your billing is done correctly so...
The 7 Elements of Dental Compliance Programs
Years ago, the federal judiciary realized that federal judges needed sentencing guidelines for healthcare fraud. In the process, they issued...
The DEA and Dentistry [Need-to-Know Updates]
 Did you know that October is the National Substance Abuse Prevention Month? In keeping with that theme, this episode of...
Sedation Inspections + EPCS + Continuing Education: What You Need to Know
Every five years, Texas conducts inspections of any practice that uses sedation. Some practices have recently undergone their initial inspections....
Dental Unit Waterlines: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly - Mike Rust + Kellie Thimmes
  Water is the lifeline of your dental practice. If your dental unit waterlines are covered in biofilm, you’re in...
HIPAA Security Compliance: WHY it’s So Important
  HIPAA security compliance isn’t talked about often in the dental community. But the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) can...
We Tackle Coronavirus Dental Compliance Questions with Dwight Shreve
In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, Dwight Shreve joins Andrea and I to cover some of the most-asked...
Conflict Resolution Strategies for Dentists
The impact of the Coronavirus is leading to heightened emotions and increased tension. I’ve been fielding a lot of phone...
From Cop to Tax Consultant: How Craig Cody Serves the Dental Niche
Are you looking for a tax consultant for your dental practice? Do you understand the necessity of tax planning and...
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Dental Practices - Mike Rust & India Chance
Many dental practices have been sitting closed, deemed non-essential businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Or they’ve only seen patients on...
Critical Incident Stress Management: What You NEED to Know
Critical Incident Stress Management. Unless you’re in the military or a first responder, you’re likely not familiar with this terminology....
The Importance of Sterilization Processes - Stephen Kovach
Sterilization processes are always important in dental practices to protect your staff and your customers. During the Coronavirus pandemic, everyone...
How to Cultivate Leadership in Dentistry - Steve Dove DDS and Bryan Crawford
Leadership in dentistry is severely lacking in this day and age. I’m not talking about governing bodies—but dentists who are...
Thriving in Times of Trouble...Time to get to Work!
We can all agree, things are going badly right now. Times are tough. This podcast is a group effort- an...
Why You Should Offer a Dental Membership in Your Practice - Jordon Comstock
Have you considered adding a dental membership plan to your practice? Have you looked at the pros and cons but...
A Deep-Dive into Infection Prevention and Control: Because Safety Never Takes a Holiday
While it’s a phrase straight from the mouth of Paul Blart: Mall Cop, it holds true—Safety never takes a holiday....
Dental Compliance Q&A: The Toothcop Tackles YOUR Questions
In this special Q&A episode of Talking with the Toothcop, Jacque and I will tackle questions we’ve been receiving from...
How to Simplify Dental Insurance Billing - Colleen Huff
Dental insurance billing is something many dental offices struggle with because it can be so complex. When do you bill?...
How to Utilize Instructions for Use in Infection Control
Instructions for Use (IFUs) should be included with any and every medical device that you use in your practice. Learning...
It’s Time to Start Preventing Airborne Diseases in Dentistry - Michelle Strange
Airborne diseases in dentistry are unfortunately prevalent but preventable. Protecting yourself, your staff, and your patients from aerosols should be...
Navigating the New Era of Dental Billing - Leslie Icenogle
Dental billing is an ever-changing process. As a dental provider, how do you stay on top of changing regulations and...
The Toothcop’s Security Measures to Protect Your Practice
What are some of the security measures you need to have in place to protect your practice? In today’s day...
Be Prepared to Handle Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
Everyone lives by the mantra that medical emergencies in the dental office will “never happen to us”. Patients certainly don’t...
The Importance of Dental Policies and Procedures
Today’s episode of Talking with the Toothcop is all about the fascinating topic of staying up-to-date with your equipment evaluations...
How to Inspect and Maintain Your Nitrous Oxide Equipment - Stephan Nugent
Do you know how to properly care for your nitrous oxide equipment? Are you properly following instructions for use (IFU)...
Why HIPAA Compliance with Technology is important - Nancy Sabino
HIPAA Compliance—protecting your patient’s information—NEEDS to be an important practice in your dental office. This topic is just as pressing...
Implementing Internal Compliance Standards for Often Overlooked Procedures
You’re probably listening to this podcast because you know the importance of compliance standards in the dental practice. We want...
The Importance of Compliance and Risk Management in your Dental Practice - Linda Harvey
Compliance and risk management in your dental practice should be of the utmost importance. We have a responsibility to our...
Infection Control In Dentistry: Tools to Keep Yourself and Your Patients Healthy
The topic of infection control in dentistry is important and should be at the forefront of your mind when it...
Exploring the 75 Hard Challenge and Why You Need to Protect Your Integrity!
Your integrity is a critical aspect of your reputation as a dental professional - are you doing everything you can...
How to Protect Yourself from Dental Embezzlement and other Types of Fraud - William Hiltz
Do you ever find yourself fascinated and terrified by a case of dental embezzlement? I’ll admit it - I find...
Why You Need to Track Expired Medical Equipment and Expired Drugs
Let’s face it - expired medical equipment and expired drugs are NOT the sexiest of topics to cover, but it...
Why You Need Legal Representation When Self-Reporting Patient Deaths and Patient Hospitalization - Laura Diamond
Do you really need legal representation shortly after a patient death or hospitalization? While it’s a scenario that no dentist...
How to Secure Patient Information, Control Designated Agents, Use Electronic Records and More!
Is your dental office using the best methods for securing patient information? When was the last time you reviewed your...
Why You Need to Know Your Patient’s Medical History
Let’s face it; you never can be too careful when it comes to writing prescriptions and taking into account all...
Safety Data Sheets, Safe Injection Practices, and More!
We’ve got a whole line up of super sexy topics to cover, from safety data sheets and safe injection practices...
How To Keep Your Patients Safe with Dental Waterline Maintenance - Mike Rust and Monica Boldt
When was the last time you addressed dental waterline maintenance at your office? Are you aware of the increased challenges...
How to Protect Your Business Reputation and Serve Patients with Disabilities
Have you ever been tempted to respond to patients who had a negative experience and have taken to the internet...
Why And How To Create A Safety Culture In Your Dental Practice
Every year fines are levied against well-meaning, hard-working individuals in dental practices all across the country. Nobody wants to do...
The Most Common Dental Regulatory Compliance Mistakes - And The Cost Of Making Them
We like to have fun on these podcast episodes - which you’ll hear in this recording - but dental regulatory...
Successfully Bring Dental Specialists into Your Practice and Learn From Complete Specialty Solutions - Santosh Patel
In this episode of Talking With the Toothcop, I interview Santosh Patel, founder, and president of Complete Specialty Solutions, a...
7 Reasons Why You Need to be Successfully Keeping Dental Records & Completing Audits
Successfully keeping dental records goes beyond preventing lawsuits and insurance headaches. It’s necessary to provide excellent patient care and operate...
Here’s Your Need-to-Know Information on 3 New Rules for Nitrous Oxide Delivery
The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners has released new regulations regarding nitrous oxide delivery. These regulations are going to...
Follow These Tips to Protect Your Practice and Keep Data Secure - CentriServe IT Dental Solutions
Keeping data secure is essential for operating an efficient 21st-century dental practice. On this episode of Talking With the Toothcop,...
Management vs Leadership in Dentistry and the Best Practices for Business Success - Chuck Blakeman
Featured on this episode of Talking With the Toothcop is author, business coach, and mentor Chuck Blakeman. Throughout the interview,...
Creating Systems for Excellent Pediatric Dentistry Practice Management with Tonya Burns
It can be challenging to balance all of the aspects of pediatric dentistry practices. Patients, employees, industry trends, insurance requirements,...
Why Good Dental Records are Essential and How to Audit Them
In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, I explain seven of the most important things to look for in...
Compliance Coaching for Busy Dental Professionals: This is Talking With The Toothcop
It’s pretty exciting to me to be bringing you this first episode of my new podcast, “Talking With the Toothcop.”...
Customer Service in Dentistry: The Key to Long-term Success - Dr. David Moffet
In any environment where people are being served, customer service is of primary importance. Dental practice customer service needs to...