AAWD and PPP are teaming up to commemorate Women’s History Month!  While some risks are worth taking, others are not.  During the month, we will highlight women known for taking distinct risks to lead the way in the field of dentistry, while also pointing out some risks that dentists shouldn’t take in their dental office!  Wagner’s willingness to take risks helped her blaze a trail for women dentists who follow her.

A Risk Worth Taking!

Rear Admiral Elaine C. Wagner earned her DDS from the University of Indiana and specialized in pediatric dentistry before joining the Marine Corps in 1983. She spent 7 years practicing in California and went on to holder leadership positions in the Philippines, Japan, Washington D.C., Maryland, Kuwait and New Hampshire. In 2010, she was appointed chief of the Navy Dental Corps, its highest position.

While some risks are worth taking, others are not…

Such as not having HIPAA Proceedings Coverage!

It’s critical to make sure that all trainings and procedures travel through the ranks in the dental office,   especially when it comes to protecting patient information.  HIPAA violations can happen easily and their fines can be costly.  It’s important for all dentists and staff to stay in the know of this critical area regularly as technology and rules continue to evolve.  Keeping HIPAA on the mind every day in the office reduces the chance of errors and shows your patients that you value the safety of their private information.  Luckily, the PPP is there for you if there is a potential HIPAA violation in your office.  The PPP professional liability policy automatically provides defense costs during a HIPAA violation investigation.

The Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists is not just an insurance policy. It is a true insurance program that only offers exemplary dental practice protection, but also provides insured dentists with an array of risk management resources and services. The foundation of the PPP was based on the philosophy that dentists should not only have complete insurance protection, they should have the tools necessary to minimize exposures to claims and unexpected dental incidents.

For more information on PPP, please visit https://www.protectorplan.com/.