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Is Your Practice Truly HIPAA Compliant – and Your Patient Data Secure?

Saturday, April 13

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

1.5 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX


HIPAA regulations involve much more than posting a Notice of Privacy Practices and having patients sign an acknowledgement form. This course will review all HIPAA documentation requirements, including privacy and security policies, breach notification protocols, employee acknowledgements, security breach assessments, security risk assessments and much more. Digital security, including software and hardware requirements to protect from unauthorized access and hacking/ransomware attacks, will also be discussed.

This session will enable participants to:
- Discuss the responsibilities dental practices have under the HIPAA rules.
- Evaluate their practice’s level of compliance with security protocols for patient information.
- Implement strategies for enhancing security measures in the face of increasing security threats.


Mary Govoni, MBA, R.D.H., C.D.A.

Mary Govoni brings 50+ years of experience in dentistry to the team. She is a Certified Dental Assistant, and a Registered Dental Hygienist, with experience in general and specialty practices both clinically and as an administrator. Mary is a former dental assisting educator and was a partner in a successful dental staffing service.

For the past 30 years, Mary has focused on speaking and consulting with dental teams on infection prevention, OSHA compliance, HIPAA compliance, ergonomics, chairside efficiency, and team communication and development. Mary has published numerous articles in professional journals. She is a Past President of the American Dental Assistants Association and serves on the Corporate Council for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, is a member the Speaking and Consulting Network and the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention.

Mary’s latest collaboration is with several of her colleagues as The Compliance Divas, presenting weekly podcasts on infection control, OSHA and HIPAA, and other regulatory topics affecting dentistry. Conflict of interest: HuFriedy Group

Mary Govoni, MBA, R.D.H., C.D.A.
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