New York State Academy of Dentistry

19-02 Whitestone Expressway, Suite 204
Whitestone, NY 11357
Phone: (718) 747-3353
Fax: (718) 747-3355

Continuing Education

October 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Member $0.00
Non-Member $30.00
Staff/Auxiliary $0.00
Resident/New Dentist $0.00

General Information

Speaker Joseph DiDonato III, DDS, MBA, FAGD
Type/Category Live Webinar
Credits 2 MCE

The New York AGD Learning Center Presents

"CyberSecurity and CyberHygiene for the Dental Office"

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020

    Lecture: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Course Code:  550

Presentation by: Joseph DiDonato III, DDS, MBA, FAGD

Dr. DiDonato received his DDS from NYU and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a past president of the New York State Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. DiDonato is an attending and clinical instructor in the Eastman Department
of Dentistry at the University of Rochester and maintains a part-time practice performing implant surgery and restoration. Dr DiDonato has studied at the Misch Institute, LVI and the NYU Implant Continuum. Dr DiDonato has been providing independent dental exams for third parties since 2007 and is currently working on a manuscript on the subject. Dr DiDonato is an avid amateur paleontologist and has been fossil hunting in China, North Africa and South America

Course Goals:

Since debuting in the fall of 2016 as a banking malware, Trickbot has evolved into an example of the burgeoning cybercrime-as-a-service movement. This is but one example of the numerous types of malware found in the wild that are threats to our office networks. In the last quarter of 2019 ransomware attacks on healthcare facilities were up 800%. This represents a new wave where bad actors have identified a new and productive target for malware.

This course introduces the architecture of the Internet and computer networks. It examines the protocols and services of computer networks and how you can be more knowledgeable about your system. It covers cyber-hygiene that you can perform to monitor your systems for intrusions and increase the barriers to intrusions.

Course Objectives:

• Identify new types of intrusion threats

• Identify hacker strategies

• Identify new tools for password protections

• Identify new tools for monitoring networks

• Identify human factors and vulnerabilities in you network

Designed for dentists with no in depth background in cybersecurity but who want to understand their systems, this course will cover basic terminology and concepts. This course will introduce the basics of cryptography, security management, wireless networking, and organizational policy. Topics will include an overview of the information security framework and defense as it relates to private dental offices connected to the internet. This course will help you to be a better consumer of IT security services. 

New York AGD 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 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 01/01/2019 to 12/31/2020. Provider ID # 219318