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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.
To encrypt or not to encrypt… It’s not really a question!
To encrypt or not to encrypt… It’s not really a question!
Encryption is something you shouldn't be neglecting, just because it's not mandatory.
3 things you must do if a data breach occurs in your dental practice
While the breach notification rule can be devastating, properly planning to protect your critical data can ensure that you never have to go through this process.
The worst dental disasters of all time

In my 17 years of providing it services to dental offices, I’ve run into pretty much every situation possible. While there are certainly many dentists who are quite computer savvy, this is not true for the majority of dentists; most dentists prefer to focus on doing dentistry rather than fix and support their entire computer network.

The 5 crucial components of a HIPAA contingency plan

Of all the HIPAA rules and regulations, having a contingency plan is easily the most critical. In dentistry, we use various terms like data backup, disaster recovery and practice continuity, but they all mean the same thing: you need to have a solid backup of your critical practice data.

Is your dental practice completely HIPAA compliant?

As many of you are aware, patient privacy and data security has taken center stage over the past two decades. It started with HIPAA in 1996, then the HITECH Act in 2009 and the “final” HIPAA law, the Omnibus Rules, that were enacted in March 2013 with a September 2013 deadline. For many practices, the rules and regulations are a paradigm shift in how you need to practice.