Tooth Cop- Protecting and Serving Dental Professionals
Tooth Cop- Protecting and Serving Dental Professionals
The Tooth Cop- AKA Duane Tinker, former investigator for the State Dental Board shares stories and tips for dentists interested in protecting their practices from regulatory problems.
Duane ' Tink' Tinker

4 Quick HIPAA Tips to Jumpstart Your Compliance Program
It would take days to list everything that you must do to be totally HIPAA compliant. But, with these 4 quick tips, you can definitely get your practice off to a great start in moving towards HIPAA Compliance. First, you must  establish written policies and procedures so that you and your staff can...  Read More
We all know using utility ! This one little tool amounts a big bunch of injury prevention in the Dental Office. Dental Compliance Specialists, LLC is the Premier Dental Health Compliance and Quality Assurance provider in the country. We help Dentists develop and maintain compliance programs...  Read More
Hiring & Recruiting for Dentists
Getting ready to hire again? Check out our really interesting Recruiting and Hiring infographic packed with fun hiring stats. Want to know how using a professional recruiter will save you time and money in the long run? Call us to set up a no-cost no-obligation recruiting consultation today. Plus...  Read More
Protect Your Staff- Make them Wear Utility Gloves
by: Holly Garchek, OSHA & Infection Control Specialist Each year there are approximately 384,000 . That amounts to about 1,000 injuries per day at an average cost of about $3042 per victim. $1 Billion is spent annually on lab fees, testing, counseling, and post exposure follow ups from...  Read More
FREE Dental Compliance Webinar
Want to learn how to hire better? Join us for our June webinar with guest speaker Stacey Bell, human resources specialist! She will be sharing "Ten Tips for Terrific Hiring." Stacey will address some of the most painful parts of recruiting and hiring and will give you some great information to help...  Read More
In my practice of protecting Dental Practices and Dentists, I see a HUGE lack of understanding around the area of PHI (Protected Health Information)! And that is a BIG problem, since that is what HIPAA is really all about. In a previous post () we briefly toured the HIPAA Privacy Rule. This time...  Read More
Safe water to drink, bathe, cook and wash our clothing in is something most of us take for granted. Using clean water in your dental practice can be taken for granted as well! On , the city of Corpus Christi issued a city-wide water notice to all residents to discontinue the use of all tape water...  Read More
As a follow-up to my last email, I need to clarify some information… I don’t know the backstory regarding MB2 Dental’s Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA). Here is what I do know: · Corporate Integrity Agreements have become a favorite tool of the OIG. · ...  Read More
FDA Forces It’s Hand – Bans Usage of Powdered Gloves. Remember that nasty little rumor you heard back in the 90’s that powdered gloves might be bad for you? Well, it’s official. The FDA finally banned them and they must officially be out of circulation and out of your...  Read More
The headline is a horrible rumor, but the new I-9 form is FINALLY here. My dad always said, “better late then never”. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ I-9 employment eligibility verification form officially expired March 31, 2016, but no replacement was issued...  Read More
Donald Trump, whether he is an ace in the hole or a fart in the wind we have to keep on keeping on. November’s presidential election was perhaps the surprise of the century. In the aftermath, everyone on both sides of the aisle have so many questions and are filled with all kinds of...  Read More
Really. I hate the word "Compliance." It kind of makes me feel like I am giving up a part of myself. It makes me feel like Captain Picard staring out his ship's screen looking at this overwhelming monster-The Borg, demanding submission. Maybe I am just a nerd like that? Does compliance irk you too?...  Read More
Does your practice receive reimbursements from Medicare? Medicaid? C.H.I.P.? How about Tricare? If so, you need to read how this new law Section 1557 will impact your practice! Regardless of how you feel about it one thing is certain – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is full of surprises!...  Read More
I waited to write about this story for a long time. I didn't want to jump on the hype band wagon. Every dental blogger out there is writing about this story. Then I realized, I have a different take. This is the real story that needs to be told. This is long, so print it out and read it at your...  Read More
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