Henry Schein, a dental practice management vendor, has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company falsely advertised the level of encryption it provided to protect patient data.

According to FTC, Schein marketed its Dentrix G5 software to dental practices nationwide with “deceptive claims that the software provided industry-standard encryption of sensitive patient information and, in doing so, ensured that practices using its software would protect patient data,” as required by HIPAA.

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