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2/20-2/21 Star of the South Dental Meeting

February 20 @ 9:00 am - February 21 @ 5:00 pm CST

2/20-2/21 Star of the South Dental Meeting

 Thursday 2/20: 9AM to 12PM: CDT Codes Create New Profit Centers

Significant changes to the way dentistry is practiced have been set in motion by two influential factors — science and evidence-based decision-making. Accurate evidence-based diagnosis is the best method to determine appropriate treatment. The question often asked is if dental or medical insurance will cover important care. Determining and documenting dental-medical necessity is the basis for all successful dental and medical coding. During this session participants will learn the steps of determining dental-medical necessity to optimize dental benefits and medical-dental cross-coding.

Upon completion of this course for treatment in mobile health settings, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the metrics current CDT codes provides in decision-making and profitability.
  • How to write concise Twitter-style dental-medical necessity narrative.
  • Select the most accurate ICD-10 medical codes for use on dental claims to optimize payment and medical cross-coding.

Thursday 2/20, 2:00PM to 5:00PM: A Gingivitis Code, Finally! 

A Gingivitis Code Finally: A Game Changer

Your patient presents with inflamed, hemorrhagic gingiva, light to moderate subgingival calculus, and generalized pseudo-pocketing. There was no code to accurately define the care needed to treat these patients. The D4346 code finally assists in clearly identifying and treating gingivitis after decades of merely dumping gingival inflammation into the same category as health. We have been providing the care anyway, and this code provides a reason for patients to return to your practice, improve their health and boost your bottom line. This code isn’t just a number; it’s a game changer for dentists, hygienists, business professionals and every staff member. This code can boost the bottom line of the practice when we take the time to examine an update our systems.

Upon completion of this evidence-based clinical course, the participant will be able to:

         • Identify 8 major focus points to grasp to correctly implement the D4346 code

          • Protect against fraud being committed even by accident

          • Guard against misuse of this new gingivitis code and not miss the disease present.

          • Create simple and effective “Twitter-Style” dental-medical necessity narratives

Who: This course is appropriate for dentists, hygienists, assistants and business professionals.

Friday 2/21, 8:30AM to 11:30AM: Optimal Oral Health: Measure It to Manage it

Dental caries is a reversible infection that is not resolved with restorative dentistry. Head, neck and oral cancer rates continue to rise. Periodontal disease starts with a biofilm-based infection that creates a wound that, in turn, induces the inflammatory cascade responsible for the disease. With increasing research pointing to the connection between oral disease and medical conditions, our goal must change to optimal health. Early recognition ensures earlier intervention and disease prevention. Metrics can give us the power to quickly arrive at data driven decisions to measure the impact of our work toward optimal patient health.

Upon completion of this course for treatment in mobile health settings, the participant should be able to:

  • Discover why we might leave stain behind.
  • Review the ADPIED dental hygiene process of care to identify the causative and influencing factors that can be reduced, eliminated, or prevented.
  • Determine the most accurate risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment codes.
  • Learn to write SOAP notes and Twitter-Style dental-medical necessity documentation.
  • Discover success strategies through case studies

Friday 2/21: 1:30PM to 4:30PM: Riding the Silver Tsunami: A Guide to Creating an Oral-Systemic Practice 

Riding the Silver Tsunami an Oral-Systemic

Health More than New Profit Centers

Every day starting in 2011, ten-thousand (10,000) people turn age 65 daily and will continue for many more years! This unprecedented phenomenon is termed The Silver Tsunami. Medical advances have enabled people to live longer and healthier lives, dental advances have resulted in the preservation of healthy dentition in these later years. We know oral symptoms can be a key indicator of a more serious health condition. In-office measure of HbA1C, one of the many new CDT codes reflects the increasing role dental professionals can play beyond a patient’s oral health. Codes continue to be added, revised and deleted. Many practices miss the opportunities accurate coding can provide. This interactive workshop explores how coding changes the role dental professionals play beyond a patient’s oral care to improve overall systemic health AND increase the practice bottom line.

Upon completion of this course for treatment in mobile health settings, the participant should be able to:

  • Merge the latest oral-systemic information into treatment decisions
  • Identify 3 minimally invasive levels of new prevention
  • Map-out the new and revised CDT codes and the changes they bring for each team member including the dentist
  • Know the steps of determining medical-dental necessity to optimize dental benefits and medical-dental cross-coding.



February 20 @ 9:00 am
February 21 @ 5:00 pm
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