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The Raving Patients Podcast

May 6, 2022

Cybersecurity threats have plagued the dental industry for years, especially since COVID hit. A ransomware infection could instantly wipe out your data permanently, cause days or weeks of downtime, and open you to hefty HIPAA fines and penalties. 

Lorne Lavine, founder and president of 'The Digital Dentist', joins me to discuss his three-pronged approach to cybersecurity: what can you do to keep the bad guys out, how do you deal with them if they get in, and finally, how to recover your data when all else fails. 

Tune in to learn how you can best evaluate your practice's defenses and ensure that your IT company is following best practices to help you.


Key Takeaways 

  • Cybersecurity tips for dentists (00:00)
  • Lorne's background in dentistry and tech (01:50)
  • Why dental practices are especially vulnerable to ransomware attacks (04:13)
  • Dental office cybersecurity best practices (07:16)
  • Are you responsible for suffering a ransomware attack? (20:17)
  • Common HIPAA compliance mistakes dental offices make (25:13)
  • How to properly backup your data (33:13)


Additional Resources

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