Florida Dental Convention

FDC2021 Session Directory

Cybersecurity and Patient Data: Ethical Responses in Dental Practice Management

Course Code: PM03
Speaker: Mr. Clay Archer, MBA
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Administrative Staff, Dental Student


Every dental practice today relies on computers, tablets, phones and other internet-connected devices. This lecture will focus on the aspects of the legal and ethical concerns associated with cybersecurity in dental practice management. Mr. Archer will evaluate the technology that relates to the modern dental office and the principal steps to take to protect sensitive office and patient data. It will highlight basic cybersecurity concepts so attendees can ethically and lawfully protect themselves, their patients and practice.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • train staff to be aware of basic cyber threats to a modern dental office and how to approach them.
  • identify the essential steps needed to secure technology found in all modern dental offices.
  • recognize legal issues in relation to cybersecurity threats before they occur.
  • learn ways to protect themselves from costly legal and ethical liabilities involved in cybersecurity.
  • know techniques for ethically addressing cyber risks and responses to patients.

Full Sponsor(s):

DPC Technology

Speaker: Mr. Clay Archer, MBA, DPC Technology

About the speaker: Bachelor's degree in economics, University of Florida; master's degree in business administration, University of North Florida; founder and CEO, DPC Technology.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with DPC Technology that may be relevant to this presentation.

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