Dental Practice Consulting Services

Medicaid Compliance

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) encourages Medicaid Providers to have a specific Compliance Program and Manager. We provide program development, implementation, training and support.

HIPAA Compliance

The Office of Civil Rights regulates Compliance with the HIPAA Laws and requires specific Compliance Program and Manager. We provide program development, implementation, training and support using the ADA support resources.

OSHA Compliance

OSHA requires compliance with the CDC recommendations, as well as, a specific Compliance Program, Training and Manager. We provide program development, implementation, training and support utilizing the ADA support resources.

Dental Board Compliance

Each state has it's own compliance regulations and recommendations. We provide specific compliance support, training and implementation to meet or surpass these guidelines.

Dental Record Auditing

Both Medicaid and the State Boards encourage internal and external dental record auditing. We provide audits, as well as, template support for electronic records.

Professional Coaching and Team Building

Professional coaching helps the doctor, managers and team members move from surviving to thriving. We are available for personal or relationship coaching and team building events or training.

About Laura

Laura Jacob RDH, MA is a Colorado native. She graduated from the University of Colorado, School of Dentistry with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She went on to complete her master’s degree in Applied Communication along with a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution at the University of Denver. Laura received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Denver, University College in 2016. She has practiced clinically for 33 years and taught at both the University of Colorado (CU) and Community College of Denver (CCD) Dental Hygiene programs in Denver. Her favorite course subject was Ethics. Laura served on the Colorado Board of Dental Examiners from 1999 to 2009. Her esteemed role on the board was Liaison to the Peer Assistance Services and their stakeholders. She currently supports the Board as a Practice Monitor and Board Consultant. She continues to serve on the Colorado Dental Well Being Committee. By way of the board, she has been deeply involved with the Central Regional Dental Testing Service (CRDTS), eventually serving as their Executive Director. She continues to examine and coordinate national clinical examinations. Laura has always been active in her professional association, and has served as president of both the Metropolitan Denver Dental Hygienists’ Society (MDDHS) and the Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association (CODHA). Laura was recruited by DentaQuest, to work with the Colorado dental providers during their administrative launch in 2014 of the Colorado Medicaid Dental Program, currently entitled the Health First Colorado Dental Program. Laura is a strong advocate for the Cavity Free at Three program and has been a Master Trainer since 2012. She further supports the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Oral Health Unit by conducting Basic Screenings in Schools (BSS). Laura is a regular volunteer with the Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) and Dentistry from the Heart events. She is self-employed and has a contract with a national Dental Support Organization (DSO) as a Compliance Director. Laura is an advocate and active member of ADHA, OSAP, HCCA and MSDA. Laura also consults with private dental practices regarding compliance efforts with Medicaid, HIPAA, OSHA and Dental Boards, along with career coaching and team building. Laura has enjoyed an amazing career and continues her passion for compliance, education and improving oral health for all! 

Testimonials

Leah Elsmore, MPH Public Health Professional

Laura is a joy to work with and brings extensive experience to the table. She is an engaging public speaker and knowledgeable content expert. Her contributions are insightful, thorough, and organized. 

Memberships

ADHA ~ American Dental Hygienists Association

OSAP ~ Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention

HCCA ~ Health Care Compliance Association

MSDA ~ Medicaid State Dental Association

CODHA ~ Colorado Dental Hygienists' Association

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Laura Jacob RDH, MA

Denver, Colorado

Laura@LauraJacob.com
(303) 730-8896