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Comments Sought On Report Outlining Risk Analysis Plan For Electronic Protected Health Information

CHICAGO, Illinois — Dental professionals can review and comment on an American Dental Association (ADA) developed proposed technical report that aims to assist covered dental practices in fulfilling their legally mandated obligation under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to conduct a security risk analysis of electronic protected information.

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ADA Announces Collaboration with Tech, Innovation Hub

In an effort to help accelerate the development of new technologies that can improve oral health, the ADA announced October 12 it is collaborating with MATTER, a Chicago-based health care technology incubator and industry hub.

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Pacific Center Receives More Than $3.5 Million In New Grants For Virtual Dental Home Projects

SAN FRANCISCO, California — The Pacific Center for Special Care has received $3,578,239 in new grants to support expansion of the Virtual Dental Home System it developed. The funding will support work with the California Regional Center system to improve oral health for people with disabilities in that system, development of value-based payment methodology, and expansion activities with partners across the West Coast and Hawaii.

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Technology Experience Is No Virtual Reality At ADA 2017 — It Is Real Reality

ATLANTA, Georgia — Whether you are a tech geek or not, there is a lot to check out at The Technology Experience area at the ADA annual meeting. The Technology Experience area includes the Tech Bar, Cellerant Best of Class Showcase and continuing education.

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A New Look For The UCSF School of Dentistry's Website

SAN FRANCISCO, California — Visit the School of Dentistry's website and you'll be greeted by a fresh, new look! The school site,, launched Tuesday after a comprehensive redesign and refresh of content.

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Cybersecurity Starts With Training Dental Teams

FARIBAULT, Minnesota — In 2015, Dr. Lloyd Wallin's dental office was victimized twice in one month by hackers using ransomware — a type of malicious software that threatens to publish the victim's data or block access to it unless a ransom is paid.

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Data-Driven Dentistry

Introducing a new course in data science

NEW YORK, New York — For the field of dental medicine, the ability to harness mounting troves of data is the wave of the future. Data analysis will one day help dentists easily make clinical decisions—such as whether to perform a costly and painful implant surgery— based on thousands of data points that can help predict and improve outcomes.

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Cyber Criminals Targeting FTP Servers to Compromise Protected Health Information

Private Industry Notification: 170322-001

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — The FBI is aware of criminal actors who are actively targeting File Transfer Protocol (FTP)a servers operating in "anonymous" mode and associated with medical and dental facilities to access protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) in order to intimidate, harass, and blackmail business owners.

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Online-Based Dental Practice Transactions The Way Of The Near Future

Technology is advancing quickly here in the 21st century. As a result, dentists should take steps to upgrade the technological capabilities of their practices with internet access, up-to-date software and computers or they could be left behind.

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New Center Harnesses Big Data, Technology For Better Dentistry

NEW YORK, New York — To prepare for the rapid changes in the health care environment in the coming decades, the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine has created the Center for Bioinformatics and Data Analytics in Oral Health to harness the power of data to inform patient-centered dental care.

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