Clinical Records Prevent Criminal Records- Do Dentistry Not Time:

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.
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 because, the whole team
is potentially at risk. 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 and will result in maximum
legitimate reimbursement.

• To have fun while learning
• To understand that what you don't know can hurt you and that ignorance is no
• To learn to assimilate and maintain records that can both protect and defend.
• Understand the necessity of due diligence and how to conduct records review and internal audits to ensure accuracy and excellence

  • Course Code: T23
  • Time: 2:00pm-4:59pm
  • Location: Renaissance Main Floor, Solana A
  • CE Credit: 3
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Roy Shelburne

Roy Shelburne, DDS

Roy S Shelburne, DDS is a 1981 Honor Graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry. After graduation, Roy opened his practice in his grandfather’s old hardware store. He has served as president of the Southwest Virginia Dental Society and has volunteered at Virginia’s various MOM projects across the state. Roy has also served as a short-term missionary to Honduras with Baptist Medical Missions International. Some dentists may fear litigation, but few worry about going to prison. On October 24, 2003, the FBI broke down the back door of Roy’s office and confiscated all of his business and dental records. Over the course of the next 3 years, every aspect of his life was subjected to the closest scrutiny. He was indicted in October of 2006. In March of 2008, Roy was found guilty of healthcare fraud, racketeering, and money laundering, and spent 19 months incarcerated at the Federal Prison Camp in Manchester, KY before his release in 2010. During the investigation and trial, it became apparent that his records, billing, and coding systems were faulty, and that ignorance is no excuse. While incarcerated, Roy had ample time to reflect on his life and found that true release comes when we draw from our strength, character, vision, wisdom, and experience. A speaker, consultant, and writer, Roy now specializes in records keeping and business systems that protect and defend other doctors from facing the same troubles.

Courses by Roy Shelburne