Legal Jeopardy: How to Avoid Common Regulation Issues as a Dentist

David T. Palmer, Esq.

David T. Palmer, Esq.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
5:00 pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

Navigate the state dental regulations and federal policies that could impact your practice.

The national dental guidelines, federal policies, and state-by-state regulations are so diverse and constantly changing that you would need a lawyer to keep apprised of them all. Fortunately, DOCS Education employs a regulatory expert who understands the importance of protecting your practice, your patients, and yourself.

Join David Palmer, Esq., DOCS’ full-time Regulatory Counsel, for this vital presentation that can keep you out of legal jeopardy by helping you avoid the most common regulation issues dentists face. You will learn the latest on the DEA MATE Act requirements, typical HIPAA violations, what to expect during a dental board inspection, and more.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).
  • Understand common PMP exemptions and violations for dentists.
  • Discuss the dental implications of the DEA narcotics ruling.
  • Learn if you’re in compliance with the latest DEA MATE Act requirements.
  • Review the protected health information in HIPAA.
  • Protect your patients and your business by learning how to respond to online reviews.
  • Discover common board requirements for recordkeeping, staffing, and more.

Webinar Details:

Title: Legal Jeopardy: How to Avoid Common Regulation Issues as a Dentist
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern
Presented By: David T. Palmer, Esq.
CE Credits: 1.5
Cost: $0

About the Presenter(s):

David T. Palmer, Esq. joined DOCS Education this year to assist sedation dentists as they navigate state regulations and compliance, while also serving as liaison to facilitate a knowledge-driven relationship between dentists and their governing boards. He is uniquely qualified, drawing on a regulatory background that began right out of law school.

Mr. Palmer is a 2015 graduate of The University of Toledo College of Law, served as President of the Law Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta, attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and has a B.A. in Psychology. As a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, he is barred in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has spent time in both private and corporate practice, specializing in compliance, contract negotiation, insurance regulations, and much more.


*Trial Membership Offer is open to dentists who have not participated in the Trial Membership program within the past two (2) years. After 60 days, if not cancelled, the Trial Membership will upgrade to a Standard Membership at $54.95/mo for a one-year commitment. Refer to terms of service for details.


DOCS Education is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 09/17/2000 to 12/31/2026. Provider ID# 217651.

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