Introduction

Computers, devices and data are an integral part of modern dental practice. While this offers many advantages for speed and efficiency when dealing with patient records and internal office data, it also exposes those offices – and their patients – to new risks. Whether it’s due to a mistake or something more malicious, vulnerable systems and exposed patient data can lead to theft (of data and/or office funds), heavy fines, public embarrassment, substantial remediation costs and even lost business. While there is no way to make an organization completely impervious to every electronic threat, smart cyber security measures can help you reduce the likelihood of a successful attack against your patients and your practice.