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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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Compliance Training Doesn’t HAVE to Be Boring
Who says compliance training can’t be fun—or funny? In this fun episode of Talking with the Toothcop, we take a...
Walking Through a Corporate Integrity Agreement [CIAS Part III]
In the first episode of this series, we talked about what a corporate integrity agreement is. In the second episode,...
The OIG’s Focus on Compliance [CIAs Part II]
In the last episode, we talked about what a corporate integrity agreement is and what compliance programs should look like....
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...
The Genius of Protect It Dental Emergency Medical Kits - Scott Sankary
Emergency medical kits are essential for dental practices—but most have a kit thrown under a cabinet that’s stocked with expired...
Dental Compliance Reminders [Social Media, X-Rays, and Beyond]
Are you cultivating a culture of compliance in your dental practice? Are you careful about what you post on social...
Handling Infection Control Breaches - India Chance + Michelle Strange
If you fail to follow the infection control protocols that you KNOW will prevent the transmission of disease, you’ll find...
Preventing Infection Control Breaches - India Chance + Michelle Strange
What qualifies as an infection control breach? What is the easiest way to prevent them? In this episode of Talking...
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...
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...
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...
Needlestick Injuries: Prevention + Protocol
  Needlestick injuries have been cropping up again in the last few months. These injuries are considered “occupational hazards” in...
DENTAL COMPLIANCE RULES: NEW IN 2021 [PART II]
In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, we’re sharing a few more important reminders and things to stay on...
Dental Compliance Rules: NEW in 2021
What’s new in 2021? CE requirements are changing, PMP self-query rules are in effect, and e-prescribing has officially kicked off....
How a Dental Consultant Can Transform Your Dental Practice - Tonya Burns
If COVID has taught us anything, it’s given us clarity. The first thing you should question for 2021 is “What...
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...

Introducing: NEW live course!

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