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April 27, 2018

Clinical Records Prevent Criminal Records-“Do Dentistry, Not Time” 

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
presented by Roy S. Shelburne, DDS

3 CE credits recommended for dentists, specialists, hygienists, EFDAs & all office personnel
Dr. Shelburne went to prison on August 20, 2008, and was released on May 14, 2010, and learned a series of lessons the hard way. There are ways to protect and defend a dental practice and to prevent what happened to him from happening to you. You can protect your practice in the event of a Board complaint, insurance audit, malpractice claim, or criminal complaint. 
Dr. Shelburne found that his records and systems were faulty. He learned that it is critical and possible to implement protocols and form a defensive systemic approach to record keeping. Know that if it's not in your clinical record, you didn't see it, you didn't say it, you didn't do it, it didn't need to be done, and it doesn't exist....from the legal perspective. To be prepared for any challenge the whole dental team must be careful, concise, complete, and diligent, not just the doctor. Learning and implementing this no non-sense team approach to record keeping could mean the difference between success and failure in the event of an action or challenge to your practice. 

Upon completion of the course, the participant will:
Understand that what you don’t know can hurt you and that ignorance is no excuse.
Learn to assimilate and maintain records that can be both protected and defended. 
Understand the necessity of due diligence and how to conduct records review and internal audits to insure accuracy and excellence.

Sponsored in part by CareCredit

About The Speaker


Roy S. Shelburne, DDS

Dr. Shelburne is a 1981, Honor Graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry. After graduation, Dr. Shelburne opened his practice “back home” in his grandfather’s hardware store building and practiced there for 27 years. He is a past president of the Southwest Virginia Dental Society and a volunteer at Virginia’s various MOM projects across the state. Dr. Shelburne also has been a short-term missionary with the Baptist Medical Missions International to Honduras.

Roy was indicted in October 2006, was found guilty of healthcare fraud, racketeering and money laundering in March 2008. He was sentenced to 24 months in Federal Prison and was ordered to pay fines and restitution. He was released from Federal custody in May 2010, and served a 3 year period of supervised probation.

Dr. Shelburne has focused his efforts toward the education of others to prevent the same from happening to them. A speaker, consultant and writer, Dr. Shelburne specializes in record keeping and business systems that protect and defend.

Dr. Shelburne has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.



PDA Public Service Award 
The PDA Annual Awards Committee selected David R. Russell, DMD, as the recipient of the 2015 PDA Public Service Award for establishing a permanent dental clinic to provide comprehensive care for the guests of the Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg. The philosophy of restoration of oral health, function and appearance is a critical component of restoration of the entire self – a core goal of the mission. PDA is proud to recognize Dr. Russell’s efforts on behalf of the underserved population in Central PA.

PDA Recognition Award 
Steven Roland Jefferies, DDS, MS, who holds more than 28 patents will receive the PDA Recognition Award for his research and contributions to the art and science of dentistry. During his 20 year career at DENTSPLY International Dr. Jefferies advanced dentistry through product development. In his second career, spanning more than 40 years, he has contributed to the profession by educating future dental leaders. The PDA Annual Awards Committee is pleased to honor Dr. Jefferies for his contributions to dentistry as a researcher and an educator.