​​San Diego
Dental

12th Annual


#501- California Dental Practice Act

This course has no additional fee.


​See Class #201 for Description


Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00

LEARN MORE
​REGISTER HERE



​​Friday, 
November 9, 2018


REGISTRATION

7:30 AM 


BREAKFAST

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


#100 - Diode Laser Certification
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $595.00 
Staff: $495.00 
Janet Press

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00
LEARN MORE


#101 - Infection Control for License Renewal              and OSHA for the Dental Office 
This Course has no additional fee
Jonathan Rudin, DDS, MS
8:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Credits: 3.00
​LEARN MORE


#102 - Dental Insurance Billing & Coding       
           Certification    
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $799.00 + Includes 1 Staff Member
Staff Member (non-Dentist): $399.00
2 Staff Member (non-Dentist): $699.00  
 
Save $100 before October 1

Save $50 before November 1         
Rebecca Gerber               
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00
LEARN MORE


#103 - Bullseye - Shooting the Perfect X-Ray 
This Course has no additional fee 
Janet Simpson
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM   

​Credits: 3.50


#104 - Oral Hygiene: In Clinical Practice and Compliance
This Course has no additional fee
Dr. Rajiv Saini
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM   

​​Credits: 3.50


#107 - Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) in your practice: Giving your patients, staff and family treatments they want.
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist + 1 Staff= $1499.00
Staff=$499.00 

Howard Katz BDS DDS
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
​​Credits: 8.00

LEARN MORE




       CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

          Friday, November 9, 2018

                   LUNCH

          11:00 AM - 1:00 PM



#201 - California Dental Practice Act
This Course has no additional fee

​Kathy Dennis
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00


#202 - Create Experiences Worth Sharing: How to Simply Boost Patient Experience and Maximize Practice Growth
This Course has no additional fee
Ryan Vet

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00



#203 - Pain, pain go away!  Don’t come back another day!
This Course has no additional fee
Tim George
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00


          CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
             Friday, November 10, 2018

        WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL

                  2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 


#301 - CPR
This course has an additional hands-on fee of
$20.00 

AHA CPR Instructor 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: Admission + $20.00
Credits: 3.00



#302 - Front Office Boot Camp, “Treatment Planning and Case Presentation” 
This Course has no additional fee            
Kathy Dennis 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM  
​Credits: 2.0  



#303 - Because Words Matter: Making your patients comfortable and your practice profitable with words, not drugs.
This Course has no additional fee 
Juan Acosta
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM  
​Credits: 2.0  


           CLICK HERE TO REGISTER​​​ 
​              Friday, November 9, 2018 

San Diego Dental Convention
 
Friday, November 9, 2018  - Saturday, November 10, 2018

Marina Village and Conference Center 
1936 Quivira Way San Diego, CA 92109 

​Phone: 619.277.4743
Email: chris@ceadental.com



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Saturday, 
​November 10, 2018


REGISTRATION
7:30 AM 


BREAKFAST
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



#400 - Diode Laser Certification
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $595.00 
Staff: $495.00 

Janet Press
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 8.00
LEARN MORE



#401- Infection Control for License Renewal
​      and OSHA for the Dental Office 
This Course has no additional fee
Jonathan Rudin, DDS, MS, MPH
8:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Credits: 3.00
LEARN MORE


#402  - Medical Insurance Billing for Dentistry Certification
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $799.00 + Includes 1 Staff Member
Staff Member (non-Dentist): $399.00
2 Staff Member (non-Dentist): $699.00    
Save $100 before October 1
Save $50 before November 1 
                       
Rebecca Gerber 
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00
LEARN MORE



#403  - Soft Tissue Graft failure can be prevented.                
Farshid Ariz,  D.M.D. 
This Course has no additional fee       
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50



#404  - Because Words Matter: Making your patients comfortable and your practice profitable with words, not drugs.
This Course has no additional fee        
Juan Acosta       
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50



#407 - Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) in your practice: Giving your patients, staff and family treatments they want.
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist + 1 Staff= $1499.00 
Staff=$499.00 

Howard Katz BDS DDS
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
​​Credits: 8.00​
LEARN MORE
​​


​     CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

      Saturday, November 10, 2018

                        LUNCH
            11:00 AM - 1:00 PM



#501 - California Dental Practice Act
This Course has no additional fee
Kathy Dennis
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00


#502 - Holistic Dental Care (Your Guide to  Authentic Holistic Dental Care, Optimal Health and Natural Vitality)

This Course has no additional fee

Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Lawrence

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00



           CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
            Saturday, November 10, 2018


          WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL
                2:30 PM - 3:00 PM


#601 - CPR Certification
This course has an additional Hands-on fee of
$20.00 

AHA CPR Instructor 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: +$20.00
Credits: 3.00


#602 -Bullseye - Shooting the Perfect X-Ray 
This Course has no additional fee  
Janet Simpson
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 2.00


#603 - The 2018 Dental Code PPO and HMO Power Training
This Course has no additional fee
Kathy Dennis
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 2.00

​​


 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER​​​ 

            Saturday, November 10, 2018



​#
401 - Infection Control for License Renewal and OSHA for the Dental Office 
Jonathan Rudin, DDS, MS, MPH

This course has no additional fee.


​See Class #101 for Description


Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 
8:15 AM - 11:15 AM 
Credits: 3.00

​LEARN MORE
​REGISTER HERE
​​

#101 - California Infection Control for License Renewal
​and OSHA for the Dental Office
This course has no additional fee.
Jonathan Rudin, DDS, MS
A required course for all California licensed dental professionals, this needs to be taken every 2 years.


Jonathan Rudin, DDS, MS, MPH is the Vice President of Training and Support at San Diego Healthcare Compliance.  Over the past three decades, Dr. Rudin has worked as a clinician in a wide variety of settings, including private practices, community dental clinics, and as a civilian contractor for the US Navy.  He has enjoyed teaching students at both the Southwestern Community College Dental Hygiene Program and United Education Institute’s Dental Assisting Program.

Dr. Rudin is passionate about providing the comprehensive training needed for safety in the workplace.  He uses a well thought out, action-oriented system based on California OSHA regulations for healthcare facilities.  Dr. Rudin combines his enthusiasm for employee safety with his unique background and depth of experience as a clinician, epidemiologist, and teacher.
A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Dr. Rudin’s post- doctoral education includes a general practice residency at the University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago.  In addition, he holds an MPH degree in Epidemiology and an MS degree in Health Informatics – both from the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Rudin's most recent work is as a research dentist for the National Institutes of Health - Study of Latinos (Project SOL), where he worked in conjunction with both SDSU and the San Ysidro Health Center.  Dr. Rudin is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor as an OSHA  Outreach Trainer in General Industry Standards.


Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
8:15 AM - 11:15 AM 
Credits: 3.00
LEARN MORE
​​REGISTER HERE

​​#602 - Bullseye - Shooting the Perfect X-Ray 
Janet Simpson
This course has no additional fee.

        
Digital radiography has some tremendous advantages over traditional film, no more chemicals, instant feedback, amazing images … well…maybe not so much. The technology is amazing.  The images could be amazing.   However, many dental practices have grown accustomed to poor diagnostic quality images.  They seem to be resigned to foreshortening, cone cuts and closed contacts.  There are even a few who just accept mandibular molar images without apices as if that’s as good as it gets.  What’s up with that?!?   Let’s face it, there are significant differences between wired digital sensors and film.  Identifying them is half the battle, overcoming them is the other.  This class will provide perspective, information, tips and tricks the student can use in clinical practice to improve the diagnostic quality of their radiographs.
Learning Objectives:
• Understand how the differences between wired sensors and Traditional film affect the diagnostic quality of your images.
• Convert the principles of shadow casting into useful skills to capture apices, open contacts and acquire images that are hard to reach.
• Review the paralleling and bisecting techniques 
• Refresh infection control protocol as it pertains to the radiography procedure.
• Refresh understanding of Radiation safety
• Learn a few Ninja moves.​






Janet Simpson was trained on the job, and became an RDA, CDA in 1991.  A graduate of San Diego State University she earned her Bachelors of Vocational Education (Summa Cum Laude) in 2008.  While an adjunct instructor at San Diego Mesa College Dental Assisting Program, she was recognized as an “Exemplary online instructor”.  Janet is a caring, highly innovative instructor with consistently high reviews from her students.  She now owns and operates Dental Fundamentals Continuing Education whose mission it is to make learning dental auxiliary skills easy and fun. 


Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00
​REGISTER HERE


#502 - Holistic Dental Care (Your Guide to  Authentic Holistic Dental Care, Optimal Health and Natural Vitality)

Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Lawrence

This course has an additional $20 Hands-on fee.

Holistic Dental Care is an exciting tour of our dental health through the lens of comprehensive wellness – for our physical, emotional and spiritual body. You will learn with supplemental visuals, helpful tips and tools, an up-to-date summary of all the current holistic dental healthcare ideas and products. Learn how to stop cavities and gum disease, rebuild teeth, and positively affect patients – as we strive to spread wellness worldwide.


Learning Objectives: 1. Tips and tools to stop cavities, gum disease, and rebuild teeth.
                                   2. Connections between your teeth and the rest of your body.
                                  3. How to achieve and maintain optimal health and natural vitality.


Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Lawrence has dedicated his career to helping people achieve and maintain optimal health and vitality – with beautiful smiles. He is a licensed dentist in the state of California and an ordained mitred archpriest in the Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church. He also has earned degrees and certifications in theocentric healing, behavioral Chiropathy, nutritional education, and religious counseling.
       Over the course of his three-decade long professional life, he has collected an array of resources, experience, and expertise in all aspects of the body, mind, and spirit, which he has focused on guiding others to find wholeness, health, and peace. He has built his mercury-free, cosmetic dental practice as an astute doctor and businessman to become one of America’s leaders in the field of holistic dental health care, spiritual and nutritional counseling, and helping others to achieve optimal health.
       His purpose in life is to share his knowledge through lectures, courses, journals, and now books, with patients, practitioners and those searching for more meaningful and lasting pathways to better health and happiness.
       Through numerous appearances on radio shows, writing dental health blogs, newsletters, and website features, as well as hosting a wellness lecture series, Rev. Dr. Lawrence is educating people internationally on holistic healthcare. His lectures and blogs cover a wide range of body, mind, and spiritual topics to help people lead healthier, happier, more peaceful lives.

Learning Objectives: 1. Tips and tools to stop cavities, gum disease, and rebuild teeth.
                                   2. Connections between your teeth and the rest of your body.
                                  3. How to achieve and maintain optimal health and natural vitality.


Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00​

LEARN MORE
​REGISTER HERE

#100 - Diode Laser Certification 

This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $595.00,  Staff Member: $495.00


In this hands-on diode laser certification program you will learn the adjunctive use of laser as an essential element in periodontal therapy and for optimum recall management.  Working with simulation exercises, this dynamic workshop is designed to build confidence and clinical understanding in the delivery of periodontal treatment protocols by using Diode lasers. Join us as we take the voyage of discovery through diode laser techniques in this dynamic hands-on clinical workshop. 


Educational Objectives:
-Fundamentals of laser science: wavelengths, their absorption characteristics and safety.
-Thermal disinfection and how the laser promotes physiologic healing.
Treatments of gingivitis, chronic, and aggressive periodontitis.
-Laser sulcular debridement, disinfection, initiated and bare fiber applications.
-And More!!!!


Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00
LEARN MORE
​REGISTER HERE

​​#102 -  Dental Insurance Billing & Coding Certification 
Rebecca Gerber
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $799.00 + Includes 1 Staff Member
Staff Member (non-Dentist): $399.00
2 Staff Member (non-Dentist): $699.00
Save $100 before October 1
Save $50 before November 1 
 

Having properly trained staff is vital for the success of the practice.  This is especially true when it comes to the insurance billing and coding system in the office.  Since many dentists depend on third party payers as a revenue source, it is essential for the insurance biller to know proper procedures and protocols.

Submitting dental insurance claims properly from the beginning, can have a positive impact on cash flow, and the marketing of the practice.  It is also important for the biller to understand the contract language used by most dental carriers.
This course will provide participants with the knowledge necessary to administrate an insurance system in a dental practice.

In this course participants will learn how to:
Obtain Information from the Patient
Communicate Insurance Benefits to Patients
Verify Coverage through Several Different Sources
Complete the Claim Form Including Documentation
Electronically Send Narratives and Attachments
Make Proper Adjustments
Interpret Explanations of Benefits
Record Payments in your Software System
Follow Up on Unpaid Claims
Generate  and Interpret Aging Reports
Use the current CDT Manual

Course Handouts Include:  
Scripts for narratives and written insurance 
Disclaimers for patients.

Participation:  
This course is for anyone who wants to master the Insurance Billing and Coding system in the dental practice.
This course is geared to the Doctor, Office Manager, and Clinical Staff.  
Successful reimbursement is highly dependent on the Doctor’s input into the coding process and the staff’s knowledge of billing procedures.

Morning Session will focus on:
Types of Insurances
Insurance Terminology
Verifying Benefits
Treatment Planning
Communicating Insurance Benefits to Patients
Follow up and Insurance Aging Reports

Afternoon Session includes:
How to interpret Explanations of Benefits
How to post payments
How to make proper adjustments

At the end there will be a “Hands on Workshop” on how to complete the current dental claim form.
Upon completion, participants will receive a “Dental Insurance Coder’s Certification​​      
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ,    8 CEU


Rebecca Gerber has been involved in the dental profession almost since birth.  She virtually grew up in a dental office, as her late father was a dentist in San Diego County for nearly 5 decades.
A third generation Office Manager, Becky learned many of the aspects of front office administration at an early age, from stuffing statements to addressing recall cards.  She has been an Office Manager for more than 21 years and an RDA since 1992.  Her experience is in front and back office management, specialties, and managed care.

In 1998, she organized and started the San Diego County Dental Office Managers Study Group, to encourage fellow office managers to network and exchange ideas.  In 2000, utilizing her vast experience in dental management, she founded Office Management Services, to help dentists organize their front office systems.  In 2006, she started the Academy of Dental Practice Careers, in order to train dental front office professionals.  
Through the years Becky has collaborated and worked with some of the biggest consulting names in dentistry. In 2002, Becky became the Southern California Regional Consultant for Bent Ericksen and Associates, which specializes on Personnel Issues and Labor Law Compliance.  

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00
LEARN MORE
​REGISTER HERE

#301 - CPR 
The CPR and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers(BLS) Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

A required course for all California licensed dental professionals, this needs to be taken every 2 years.

Price: 20.00
Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
Credits: 3.00
LEARN MORE
​REGISTER HERE


#601 - CPR Renewal and Certification

Certified CPR Instructor

This course has an additional $20 Hands-on fee.


The CPR and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers(BLS) Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

A required course for all California licensed dental professionals, this needs to be taken every 2 years.
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
Credits: 3.00

LEARN MORE
​REGISTER HERE

​#400 - Diode Laser Certification

This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $595.00,  Staff Member: $495.00


See Class #100 for Description
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00

LEARN MORE
​REGISTER HERE

#202- Create Experiences Worth Sharing: How to Simply Boost Patient Experience and Maximize Practice Growth
Ryan Vet

This course has no additional fee.


The landscape in dentistry is drastically changing. It is more important than ever to stand out to your patients and create an experience worth sharing. In this course, attendees will explore ways to boost patient satisfaction with simple, easy-to-apply customer service and marketing strategies. Additionally, attendees will explore effective communication and time management techniques for optimal patient satisfaction. With these tools, you will discover exciting ways to radically grow your patient base without breaking the bank.


Learning Objectives:
- create, implement and measure effectiveness of patient experience initiatives
- design, deploy and measure impact of cost-effective marketing campaigns
- use positive patient experience to ultimately grow your practice

Ryan Vet is an innovative leader, entrepreneur and author. He has presented to audiences around the globe on four different continents on leadership, marketing and reaching your maximum potential. 
Ryan’s experience range from start-ups to well-established multi-national, Fortune 500s.  Ryan is a serial entrepreneur. He was a Forbes 30 Under 30 nominee and has been featured in countless publications for his entrepreneurial endeavors. As an experiential marketing and branding consultant he has worked with iconic household brands like Warner Brothers, Samsung and Chrysler Jeep to opening a craft beverage lounge.  
 At the core, Ryan is passionate about helping audiences create positive changes in the lives of those with whom they interact. Customer and team member experience are crucial to Ryan’s message. 
 Ryan currently lives in Downtown Durham, NC with his wife Jessica, who is a practicing dentist in Raleigh. 

Please feel free to quote Ryan throughout his talk via Twitter and Instagram @ryancvet and Facebook /ryancvet.  ​

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00
​REGISTER HERE


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1-Class Pass
Dentist = $129.00
Staff = $89.00

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1-Day Pass
Dentist =  $229.00
Staff =  $149.00
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2-Day Pass

Dentist = $449.00
Staff = $249.00

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Diode Laser Certification
#100 or #400
Dentist = $595.00

Staff = $495.00 
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Botox
#107 or #407
Dentist = $1499.00
Staff = $499.00

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#102 Dental Insurance Billing
 or #402 Medical
Insurance Coding" Certification
Class #102 or #402 

 Dentist= $799.99

    Staff: $399.00 

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Day Pass Includes: 
Breakfast $25.00, Lunch $25.00,l $40.00
 Included Free with Any Day Pass
​( Total Value = $110 )
*CPR Class #301 or #601 + $20with any Pass  

SAVE $10 OFF EACH ATTENDEE WITH

3 OR MORE AS A GROUP REGISTRATION

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​​#103 - Bullseye - Shooting the Perfect X-Ray 
Janet Simpson
This course has no additional fee.

        
Digital radiography has some tremendous advantages over traditional film, no more chemicals, instant feedback, amazing images … well…maybe not so much. The technology is amazing.  The images could be amazing.   However, many dental practices have grown accustomed to poor diagnostic quality images.  They seem to be resigned to foreshortening, cone cuts and closed contacts.  There are even a few who just accept mandibular molar images without apices as if that’s as good as it gets.  What’s up with that?!?   Let’s face it, there are significant differences between wired digital sensors and film.  Identifying them is half the battle, overcoming them is the other.  This class will provide perspective, information, tips and tricks the student can use in clinical practice to improve the diagnostic quality of their radiographs.
Learning Objectives:
• Understand how the differences between wired sensors and Traditional film affect the diagnostic quality of your images.
• Convert the principles of shadow casting into useful skills to capture apices, open contacts and acquire images that are hard to reach.
• Review the paralleling and bisecting techniques 
• Refresh infection control protocol as it pertains to the radiography procedure.
• Refresh understanding of Radiation safety
• Learn a few Ninja moves.​



Janet Simpson was trained on the job, and became an RDA, CDA in 1991.  A graduate of San Diego State University she earned her Bachelors of Vocational Education (Summa Cum Laude) in 2008.  While an adjunct instructor at San Diego Mesa College Dental Assisting Program, she was recognized as an “Exemplary online instructor”.  Janet is a caring, highly innovative instructor with consistently high reviews from her students.  She now owns and operates Dental Fundamentals Continuing Education whose mission it is to make learning dental auxiliary skills easy and fun. 


Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50
​REGISTER HERE

#​302 - Front Office Boot Camp, “Treatment Planning and Case Presentation” 
Kathy Dennis

This course has no additional fee.


The purpose of this lecture is to increase patient acceptance in your office with proven strategies and systems for treatment planning, consultations, financial arrangements, and production/collection systems.  Ineffective front office systems result in last minute cancellations, low collections, fewer cases accepted, and frustrated patients.
Join Kathy for an interactive session in which participants will identify management tools for achieving optimal practice growth.  You will learn systems and real strategies for increasing collections, monitoring your practice effectively, streamlining scheduling, and fine-tuning team communication.

In this course you will learn:
●  New patient Telephone etiquette that build relationships, while getting to the details
●  What to do when patients don’t pay
●  Importance of getting correct and complete patient information
●  Managing patient and office flow
●  How to bring the financial discussion into the New Patient phone call
●  Why and when to offer flexible financial arrangements
●  Building the communication bridge: clinical to administrative teams
●  How to teach the patient to take responsibility for their own dental benefits
●  Effective claim submission techniques
●  Understanding why patients deny treatment and appropriate follow up
●  Reports to run – and when – to ensure a full schedule for the dentist
●  How to get to 90% case acceptance 

Kathy Dennis 
has been a dental consultant and Southern California’s most respected insurance authority for the past 20 years.  She has built and rehabilitated more than 50 dental offices in California.   She owns a dental billing company that processes dental offices insurance for both medical and dental coverage. Drawing upon her 20+ years’ of experience as a dental consultant, she has lectured at hundreds of programs for small and large organizations that resulted in higher team engagement and increased revenue. 
     Kathy is dedicated to helping dental practices realize their profit potential through the development and education of front office staff, quality patient care, and by empowering the entire team.  Her presentations share proven solutions that can be implemented immediately to become a profitable PPO practice without sacrificing quality of care.  Her other specialties are business office systems, dental insurance billing, and the implementation of systems to help reduce accounts receivable.  


Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00
​REGISTER HERE

#403 - Soft Tissue Graft failure can be prevented.
Soft tissue graft failure can be related to other factors, like Sleep Related Bruxism which can cause gingival recession and can be undetected in our diagnosis. We will be looking in detail why and how recessions are related to this relapse. Using todays latest science and the knowledge we’ll be learning as to what recessions and abfraction clues mean to our patients and hidden dangers like Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders (SRBDs).  Understand the neurology and cause in Sleep Bruxism that leads to gingival recession.
Understand what soft tissue recession and abfract ion missing clues mean.
How to prevent failure of soft tissue grafts related to Bruxism.   

Farshid Ariz,  D.M.D. 
This course has no additional fee.

        
Farshid Ariz,  D.M.D. 
Diplomate American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine (ABCDSM)
Diplomate American Board of Craniofacial Pain (ABCP)
Practice limited to:
Periodontics . Dental Implants .  
Craniofacial Pain. TMJ Disorders. Dental Sleep Medicine.


Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM 
Credits: 3.50
​REGISTER HERE

#603  -  The 2017 Dental Code PPO and HMO Power Training
Kathy Dennis

This course has no additional fee.


Do you want to save the headaches of learning how to bill and track HMO and PPO Insurances?  
Are your Account Receivables out of control?   
Do you feel you are 100% in control and effective with dealing with patient’s insurance companies?  
Attendees will learn the interworking's of insurance companies and learn how to get paid on the claim the first time.  We will review the claims process and never before billed cdt codes.  Kathy Dennis, Southern California’s most respected insurance authority for the past 20 years, will share the best practices in dealing with PPO & HMO insurances.  Attendees will learn how to maximize your patient’s insurance with today’s billing techniques in this interactive workshop.

In this course you will learn:
● Insurance billing fundamentals 
● How to process your appeals
● Questions to ask the insurance company prior to your patient appointment 
● Tips for fee schedule negotiation, faster claim payment and denial prevention 
● How to negotiate your fees to maximize your office profits
● Learn how electronic claims work
● Insurance payment regulations and Standard coordination of benefits
● Differences in Insurances: “Restorative coding, Preventive coding, Crown coding, Onlay coding”
● Commonly missed codes in dental insurance billing
● Reports to run – and when – to ensure prompt insurance payment


Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00

REGISTER HERE

CEA DENTAL

Continuing Education Academy Dental ~ Since 2005

 HOME  ~ office: (619) 277-4743  ~   fax: (866)805-1860   ~  WEBSITE TERMS 

Convention

#404 - Because Words Matter: Making your patients comfortable and your practice profitable with words, not drugs.
Juan Acosta, Hypnodontist
This course has no additional fee.

        
​See Class #303 for Description


Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM 
Credits: 3.50
​REGISTER HERE

​​#104 - Oral Hygiene: In Clinical Practice and Compliance
Dr. Rajiv Saini
This course has no additional fee.

        
Periodontal disease including gingivitis and periodontitis is a plaque biofilm-induced inflammatory condition affecting tooth-supporting tissues and bone, and it is among humanity’s most common diseases affecting up to 90% of the adult population worldwide. Periodontal disease is also closely associated with non-communicable diseases and represents a major global oral disease burden with significant social, economic and health-system impacts. Dentistry has experienced the greatest era in its history over the last 30 years. The mouth acts as a window to lot of systemic diseases and serves as a port of entry of the various infections that can alter and affect the immune status of the person. The oral cavity has the potential to harbour at least 600 different bacterial species, and in any given patient, more than 150 species may be present, surfaces of teeth can have as billion bacteria in its attached bacterial plaque. Periodontal diseases are recognized as infectious processes that require bacterial presence and a host response which are further affected and modified by other local, environmental, and genetic factors. The oral cavity works as a continuous source of infectious agents, and its condition often reflects the progression of systemic pathologies. Periodontal infection happens to serve as a bacterial reservoir that may exacerbate systemic diseases. The objectives are to remove plaque or interfere with its formation to prevent it from becoming pathogenic, at least at 48-hourly intervals, and to deliver chemotherapeutic agents. The shortcoming of this protocol is that the protocol is not followed rigorously that gave the niche for bacteria to grow and accumulate as calculus. The primary goal of any dental hygiene routine is the prevention of the oral health problems caused by the build-up of microbial plaque. Poor oral hygiene allows the continuous accumulation of acid producing bacteria on the surface of the teeth that demineralise the tooth enamel causing tooth decay and infect the gums causing periodontitis. Oral-systemic health has become a movement and next generation dentist will be recognized with the term “Oral Physician”.





Rajiv Saini is currently working as Visiting professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Bari ALDO MORO, Italy. He holds many clinical and research positions across the globe throughout his vast academic career. 
He has published more than 138 research articles in numerous scientific peer-reviewed journals of repute. He is an author & editor of 04 books: Dental Horizons: Essentials of oral health, Hospital Infection Control: Clinical Guidelines, Fundamentals of Clinical Trial and Research and Dental Plaque: A Biofilm. Nominated and considered as Fellow of International College of Dentists. 
His field of expertise is periodontology and his research interests include Oral Hygiene, Oral-Systemic Linkage, Plaque Maturation-Biofilm, Infection Control, Inflammatory-Immune Response, Peri-Implantitis, Oral Cancer and Public Health Practice. He has completed copious research studies and currently involved in multiple investigational research activities. He has attended several scientific conferences, presented his research work and awarded with various International, National and Institutional awards. He is currently holding the position of Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Experimental Dental Science and Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. He is also on Editorial board & Reviewer board of various journals of repute. He is frequently invited as a guest speaker to International and National academic forums.


Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50
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#203- Pain, pain go away!  Don’t come back another day!
Tim George

This course has no additional fee.


Why do I hurt?  Why am I not sleeping as much as I used to?  Why does it hurt to do my job?  
These are some of the questions Egoscue deals with on a daily basis as we attempt to help a
client restore their life back to normal.
Chronic pain is no fun and neither is the aging process if your body is letting you down.  The 
fix is easy if you give it a chance and you will experience it during the workshop.  


Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00
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​​#303 - Because Words Matter: Making your patients comfortable and your practice profitable with words, not drugs.
Juan Acosta, Hypnodontist
This course has no additional fee.

        
Learn simple hypnotic techniques to help your patients relax, make sound decisions about their treatment, and enjoy their visit so much that they will spread the word. The techniques you'll walk away with will increase customer satisfaction and retention at your practice, improve your case acceptance numbers and reduce the number of no-shows and cancellations. Join us!



Hypnodontist, Juan Acosta blends his 11 years of hypnosis experience and 21 years of running businesses of his own, into what he believes to be the future of dentistry. He has helped thousands of patients through more natural and comfortable dental procedures and worked with hundreds of dental professionals to help them improve their communication skills. Learn more at www.hypnodontist.com


Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00
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​#201 -  California Dental Practice Act   
This course has no additional fee.


This Category I course provides an overview of the Dental Practice Act with emphasis on recent changes in the law, risk management and current federal HIPAA mandates. It will bring you and your staff up-to-date with regulations affecting your practice.​
Completion of this course satisfies the license renewal requirement for mandatory courses in Dental Practice Act.

Dental Practice Act Topics:

  • Scope of practice 
  • Requirements for license renewal
  • Use of auxiliaries in a dental practice
  • Laws governing the prescribing of drugs
  • Acts in violation of the dental practice act
  • Dental board enforcement program 


A required course for all California licensed dental professionals, this needs to be taken every 2 years.
 Date: Friday, November 9, 2018​ 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00
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​#402  -  Medical Insurance Billing for Dentistry Certification
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $399.00,  Staff Member: $299.00

            
Rebecca Gerber

Billing medical insurance can be an untapped revenue source in many dental practices, and is becoming very important in today’s competitive environment.  Submitting certain dental services to medical insurance carriers for medically necessary procedures, can help increase cash flow and add value to your practice. By understanding the medical coding process, your dental practice will be able to submit claims properly and obtain benefits for patients that otherwise may not accept treatment.
This course will provide the information and knowledge necessary to implement a medical billing system in your practice.

In this course participants will:
Learn Responsibilities of the Team Starting with the Doctor
Learn How to Identify Medically Billable Procedures
Learn How to Communicate Treatment Plans to Patients
Understand Medical Coding Guidelines for ICD-10 and CPT Procedure Codes
Receive detailed information on Sleep Apnea, TMJ, and Cone Beam CT Scans.
Explore Billing Service Options

Course handouts include:
Sample Documentation Required to Support Procedures Billed
Phone Preauthorization Scripts & Templates for Creating Inner Office Communication

Participation:
This course is geared to the Doctor, Office Manager, and Clinical Staff.  Successful reimbursement is highly dependent on the Doctor’s input into the coding process and the staff’s knowledge of billing procedures.

Morning Session will focus on:
Which Dental Procedures are Medically Billable
The Importance of the Patient Health History
Proper Documentation to Attain Reimbursement Utilizing the SOAP Format

Afternoon Session includes:
Specifics about Sleep Apnea and TMJ Documentation
Specifics about CT Scan Preauthorizations
Medical Coding Hands On Workshop Featuring:
How to fill out the Current CMS-1500 Medical Claim Form
Looking up Proper ICD-10 and CPT Codes in Codebook

(Participants are welcome to bring live case studies)
Upon Completion, participants will receive a “ Medical-Dental Insurance Coder’s Certification”.


Rebecca Gerber hasbeen involved in the dental profession almost since birth.  She virtually grew up in a dental office, as her late father was a dentist in San Diego County for nearly 5 decades.A third generation Office Manager, Becky learned many of the aspects of front office administration at an early age, from stuffing statements to addressing recall cards.  She has been an Office Manager for more than 21 years and an RDA since 1992.  Her experience is in front and back office management, specialties, and managed care.In 1998, she organized and started the San Diego County Dental Office Managers Study Group, to encourage fellow office managers to network and exchange ideas.   In 2000, utilizing her vast experience in dental management, she founded Office Management Services, to help dentists organize their front office systems.  In 2006, she started the Academy of Dental Practice Careers, in order to train dental front office professionals.  Through the years Becky has collaborated and worked with some of the biggest consulting names in dentistry. In 2002, Becky became the Southern California Regional Consultant for Bent Ericksen and Associates, which specializes on Personnel Issues and Labor Law Compliance.  She is also a repeated speaker for the San Diego County Dental Society, California Dental Assistant's Association, Kaplan College, and a frequent contributor to “Facets”, the dental society magazine.


Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00
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