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2024 Legal Trends & Update: What You Need to Know Now

Friday, June 21 | 12-1:00 PM CDT | 1 CE Credit

This session will provide an overview regarding a wide range of matters that every dental practice must be aware of in 2024 and beyond, as the legal landscape is changing dramatically on a local and national level.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand regulatory updates regarding unprofessional conduct. 
  • Understand the do's and don'ts of hiring and terminating employees. 
  • Understand new federal employee regulations.
  • Understand the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in dental practices.
  • Understand the latest HR update from the EEOC NLRB.


Speaker: Stuart J. Oberman 

Stuart J. Oberman is the founder and President of Oberman Law Firm. Mr. Oberman graduated from Urbana University and received his law degree from John Marshall Law School. Mr. Oberman has been practicing law for over 30 years, and before going into private practice, Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 Company.

Mr. Oberman is highly regarded on a national basis in the area of healthcare law, which includes DSO formation, corporate business structures, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, advertising regulations, HIPAA, Compliance, and employment law regulations that affect healthcare practices. In addition, Mr. Oberman’s expertise in the healthcare industry includes representing and advising clients regarding administrative/regulatory compliance matters that involve licensure applications, disciplinary investigations, Board complaints, credentialing and peer review, Medicare/Medicaid fraud and recoupment investigations, as well as State and Federal regulatory compliance investigations involving healthcare fraud and abuse law (Anti-Kickback Statute and the State Law), and risk management.

Mr. Oberman is a national lecturer and has published articles in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, Mr. Oberman is a recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, which is based on client review ratings in the categories of communications ability, responsiveness, and quality of service. Less than 1% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on and have been accorded this honor of distinction. In addition, Mr. Oberman has been the recipient of the Lawyers of Distinction Award for the last two (2) years.


Previous Webinars

Dental Insurance Trends 2024

Free Live webinar (1200 x 400 px)

Dental Insurance Trends 2024

Friday, April 19 | 12-12:30 PM CDT | 0.5 CE Credits 

In surveys to dentists, dental insurance has been cited as one of the major problems faced by dental practices as almost 293 million people have some type of dental benefit plan. It is incumbent that dental offices are aware of trends in the dental benefits industry and how these trends may affect a typical dental practice. Participants will hear about major trends in the national dental benefits marketplace. Topics to be discussed include trends on enrollment, premiums, network participation, annual maximums and more. In addition, you will hear of recent ADA and TDA advocacy efforts and learn where to find valuable dental insurance resources and assistance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn of the major trends in the national dental benefits marketplace which includes enrollment, premiums, network participation and plan annual maximums.
  • Participants will be knowledgeable of available ADA resources and will learn how to receive one-on-one assistance from the ADA.


Speaker: Dennis McHugh

Dennis McHugh is the senior manager for third party payer issues for the American Dental Association and works in the Practice Institute’s Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality (CDBCQ). CDBCQ is the ADA agency responsible for promoting resources and information on dental benefit plans to employers and member dentists. In addition, CDBCQ responds to requests and helps resolve dental insurance problems from member dentists and helps answer questions regarding the CDT Code. He has been with the ADA for 24 years and prior to that spent 7 years working for the American Association of Orthodontists. Dennis graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science.

Securing Smiles: Cybersecurity Strategies for Dental Professionals

Securing Smiles: Cybersecurity Strategies for Dental Professionals

Friday, May 10 | 12-1:00 PM CDT | 1 CE Credit

In an era where digital security is paramount, your practice requires a robust strategy to protect sensitive data. This webinar will provide you with an in-depth understanding of cybersecurity, focusing on advanced tools and methodologies tailored for your practice's unique needs.

By the conclusion of this webinar, you will have a thorough understanding of how to leverage cutting-edge technology to enhance your practice's cybersecurity. These proactive and advanced strategies will help you safeguard your data, maintain your practice's reputation, and secure your financial future against the ever-increasing cyber threats.

Learning Objectives:

  • Ransomware - Understand what it is and the impact it can have on your practice – regardless of if you are Cloud-based or have your own server(s).
  • Cutting-Edge Security Techniques - Learn advanced methods for secure web browsing, email protection, and password practices, including the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based antivirus technology.
  • Empowering Your Team - Discover the importance of equipping your entire team with the knowledge to identify and avoid potential security breaches.  Understand the critical differences between cybersecurity and IT services.
  • Advanced Defense Strategies – Understand how to secure your practice against cyberattacks with technologies that go beyond conventional IT solutions.  Learn how to implement a 'trust but verify' approach by engaging third-party experts to conduct ongoing security analysis.
  • Real-World Insights – Learn about practices that were impacted by ransomware, understand the limitations of traditional backups, and learn why a proactive defense is essential in today's digital landscape.
  • Proactive Protection Measures - Understand strategies and best practices to prevent ransomware attacks, including the importance of third-party security evaluations to identify vulnerabilities.



Speaker: Gary Salman, CEO of Black Talon Security, LLC

Gary Salman is the CEO and co-founder of Black Talon Security and is dedicated to data security and understanding the latest trends in the industry—particularly as they relate to the dental industry. He has decades of experience in software development and computer IT, and he also developed one of the very first cloud-based healthcare systems.

He is a sought-after speaker and writer, having lectured nationally on cybersecurity threats and their impact on the healthcare industry. Gary has trained tens of thousands of practices across the U.S. on how to maintain "best practices" in cybersecurity and has been featured in some of the largest national publications and news stories in the dental, medical, legal, and financial industries. He is a member of the AAE Speakers' Bureau and has lectured for many organizations including AAO, AAOMS, AAE, AAPD, ADSO, OMSNIC, Dykema, and many more.