The U.S. House of Representatives Dec. 7 passed legislation
exempting certain businesses, including dental practices, from the
Federal Trade Commission's Red Flags Rule. The Senate had already
passed an identical bill the week before; the bill now awaits
President Obama's signature, which is expected by the end of the
The Red Flags Rule requires financial institutions and creditors to
develop a written plan to prevent and detect identify theft. An
exemption for dental practices may save your practice hundreds of
dollars in implementation costs to review and understand the
identity theft rules and train your staff on compliance. In fact,
the American Dental Association estimates the nationwide savings
associated with this exemption to be $72 million for dental offices
The legislation's passage was a result of the work of an ADA-led
coalition of 28 dental, medical and business groups. Find more
information about the Red Flags Rule here.
Now that Chicago has seen some lasting snowfall, it really does
feel like the 146th Midwinter Meeting is getting closer. Have you registered yet?
As we prepare for the upcoming Midwinter Meeting, February 24 - 26,
2011, we'd like to reflect upon MWM 2010 with some thoughts from
attendees. Dentists, hygienists, vendors and everyone in between
has found each MWM to be a great resource for continuing education,
product announcements and networking-why do you attend MWM?
View the video above for some thoughts from a few of our fans, then
join us on
Facebook to let us know why you attend the Midwinter
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The U.S. Senate acted unanimously yesterday to exempt certain
businesses - including dental practices - from the Federal Trade
Commission's Red Flags Rule. The legislation was offered by
Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mark Begich (D-Alaska).
Legislative action now heads to the House where dentist/Rep. Mike
Simpson (R-Idaho) and Reps. John Adler (D-N.J.) and Paul Broun
(R-Ga.) are expected to lead the charge in passing the Senate bill
during Congress's lame-duck session.
Get more information about the Red Flags Rule from the American Dental