World Federation of Orthodontics Membership Benefits

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World Federation of Orthodontists
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A graduate of the University of Detroit School of Dentistry, William Fay, DDS, owns and operates an orthodontic practice in South San Francisco. As an orthodontist, William Fay, DDS, maintains affiliation with the World Federation of Orthodontists.

Organized in 1995 by the International Orthodontic Congress, the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) promotes the practice of orthodontics around the world by encouraging higher standards in practice, training, and certification as well as undertaking research. The federation is associated with more than 100 organizations and has more than 9,000 fellows around the world.

Members receive benefits such as free subscriptions to the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontics, which keeps members apprised of industry advancements and research. Members also have the right to use the WFO logo in advertisements and promotions and are listed in the online membership directory for the WFO, which helps potential clients find them.

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ADA Launches Credentialing Service

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American Dental Association
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Orthodontist William Fay, DDS, sees patients in offices in South San Francisco and American Canyon, California. In addition to several other professional organizations, William Fay, DDS, belongs to the American Dental Association (ADA).

The ADA recently announced a partnership with Wonderbox Technologies to launch a proprietary credentialing service.

The service will facilitate easy credentialing information by enabling dentists across the country to enter their information into the ADA’s database, where it can be accessed at any time by various health care payers. This effort is put in place to reduce the workload for payer networks by eliminating the need to fill out lengthy paper applications for providers.

A separate Web address will be given to payers, employers, hospitals, and third-party administrators, so they can each have their own portal to access the ADA Credentialing Service. The versatility of this database also does away with the burden of having to individually contact and follow-up with dentists in an effort to grant them credentials. The ADA says that its service will provide information that normally would have taken weeks to obtain in a matter of mere minutes.

The ADA Complete HIPAA Compliance Kit

William Fay, DDS, leverages more than 20 years of orthodontic experience to serve as the founder of his own cosmetic orthodontic practice, which includes two California locations, in South San Francisco and American Canyon. To stay at the forefront of the dental industry, William Fay, DDS, also maintains membership with the American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and World Federation of Orthodontists.

ADA recently introduced its Complete HIPAA Compliance Kit, a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations training program that utilizes a gaming format to help practitioners learn about compliance matters. The kit offers links to sites, such as HealthIT.gov, that offer game-like security training modules. In these modules, participants can hypothetically react to the security and privacy issues commonly encountered in small practices.

The ADA Complete HIPAA Compliance Kit also includes advice about securing “protected health information,” or PHI, in response to current medical data corruption scams. To mitigate risk, the ADA kit recommends that medical practices back up PHI and implement appropriate defenses to protect the stored information