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Dr. Lorne Lavine
Dr. Lorne Lavine, founder and president of Dental Technology Consultants, has more than 30 years invested in the dental and dental technology fields. A graduate of USC, he earned his DMD from Boston University and completed his residency at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, N.Y. He received his specialty training at the University of Washington and went into private practice in Vermont until moving to California in 2002 to establish DTC, a company that focuses on the specialized technological needs of the dental community. Dr. Lavine has vast experience with dental technology systems. He is a CompTia Certified A+ Computer Repair Technician, CompTia Network+-certified and will soon be a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator. As a consultant and integrator, he has extensive hands-on experience with most practice management software, image management software, digital cameras, intraoral cameras, computers, networks and digital radiography systems. He also writes for many well known industry publications and lectures across the country. He was the regular technology columnist for Dental Economics Magazine, and his articles have appeared in Dentistry Today, Dental Economics, Dental Equipment and Materials, Dental Practice Report, New Dentist, Dental Angle Online and DentalTown magazine, where he is a moderator of 10 of their computer and software forums. He has lectured to the Yankee Dental Congress, American Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Endodontics, the DentalTown Extravaganza and numerous state dental society and study club lectures. In addition, he is a member of the Speaking and Consulting Network. He is also the former technology consultant for the Indian Health Service.
Why software patch management is critical in the dental practice
Why software patch management is critical in the dental practice
In previous articles in this series, we have explored many of the HIPAA rules and regulations that affect dental practices. While many of these involves areas familiar to dentists, such as data backup and antivirus software, a number are less well-known, but just as critical. One of this is something called patch management.
3 important ways to protect your patient information
3 important ways to protect your patient information
As most dentists are aware, the data that resides in your office is the most critical data you own; the patient records, schedule, documents, etc. are the lifeblood of your practice. The question is, what are you doing to protect that data? For preventing data breaches and HIPAA violations, there are three areas to concentrate on.
3 critical reasons your dental practice should be using encrypted email
3 critical reasons your dental practice should be using encrypted email
Should offices be using an encrypted email system to send patient information? Here are three reasons why, if dental practices want to avoid costly HIPAA violations.
Why a BAA is critical for dental practices
Why a BAA is critical for dental practices
What's a BAA, and why is it so important for your dental practice? Dr. Lorne Lavine explores why this document could be crucial to HIPAA compliance.
4 crucial steps for dealing with a data breach
A data breach in the dental industry isn’t just nerve-wracking – it’s also expensive and can potentially shut a practice down. The bad news is nearly every company will experience a data breach of some kind during the life of their company.
4 crucial steps for dealing with a data breach
4 crucial steps for dealing with a data breach
A data breach in the dental industry isn’t just nerve-wracking – it’s also expensive and can potentially shut a practice down. The bad news is nearly every company will experience a data breach of some kind during the life of their company.
Imaging in a HIPAA world
Imaging in a HIPAA world
The majority of dental offices now use some sort of image management system.
Risky business: HIPAA compliance and the importance of risk analysis assessments
Risky business: HIPAA compliance and the importance of risk analysis assessments
As we have discussed in many previous articles, HIPAA has changed the way that dental practices need to operate. Not only do dentists need to be current on the latest technology and IT systems, but they must also ensure that they incorporate technologies in a HIPAA-compliant manner.
5 reasons to switch to electric handpieces
5 reasons to switch to electric handpieces
Technology has exploded in the dental field in the past two decades.
5 reasons to consider an air-driven handpiece
5 reasons to consider an air-driven handpiece
The modern dental practice in 2015 continues to evolve at a very rapid pace.