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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.
12 steps for creating a HIPAA compliance plan
12 steps for creating a HIPAA compliance plan
Creating an effective HIPAA compliance and cybersecurity plan can be the key to your practice’s success.
9 ways to avoid cyber attacks
9 ways to avoid cyber attacks
What you need to know about the most common types of cyber attacks — and how you can avoid them.
Are your emails safe?
Are your emails safe?
Why you need to be more concerned about email security — and what you can do about it.
What you need to know about HIPAA compliance and patch management
What you need to know about HIPAA compliance and patch management
Keeping up with never-ending software updates can be cumbersome, but there are programs that can help—and ensure you stay HIPAA compliant.
How to evaluate HIPAA compliance in your dental practice
How to evaluate HIPAA compliance in your dental practice
Being 100-percent HIPAA compliant may be impossible, but risk assessment and management plans can save you from hefty violation fines.
How to manage disaster recovery with data backups
How to manage disaster recovery with data backups
A data breach in the dental practice can be catastrophic—unless your files and systems are backed up correctly.
The terrifying threat ransomware poses to your dental practice
The terrifying threat ransomware poses to your dental practice
What exactly is ransomware—and how big of a threat is it to your dental practice?
How encryption could be your get-out-of-jail-free card
How encryption could be your get-out-of-jail-free card
Having to declare a data breach can be devastating for a practice—so it’s critical to take the appropriate preventative measures in advance.
How to protect your practice with encryption
How to protect your practice with encryption
Encryption may not be required by HIPAA rules, but just because you don’t have to, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.
Why cybersecurity is critical for dental practices
Why cybersecurity is critical for dental practices
Protecting your data is becoming more and more crucial, and two-factor authentication can be the first step in your line of defense