​    
Friday, November 9, 2018

REGISTRATION

7:30 AM 


BREAKFAST

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

100 - Diode Laser Certification

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00

101 - Infection Control for License Renewal         and OSHA for the Dental Office 
Jonathan Rudin, DDS, MS
8:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Credits: 3.00

102 - Dental Insurance Billing & Coding Certification    
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $399.00 
Staff: $299.00
          
Rebecca Gerber              
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00

103 - Front Office Boot Camp                         
Kathy Dennis 
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM   

​Credits: 3.5  


106 - Bullseye - Shooting the Perfect X-Ray
​Janet Simpson         
8:15 AM - 11:30 AM
​Credits: 3.50


108 - Master Direct & Indirect Veneers
       from “Start to Finish’’Part 1 of 2 

       *Hands-on
Dr. Sigal Jacobson 
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM   

​​Credits: 3.50


       CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

          

                   LUNCH

          11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


201 - California Dental Practice Act
​Kathy Dennis
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00

205 - Medical Emergencies in the
         Dental Office!    Part 1

Dr. Eric Osmolinski,
Dr. Jana Osmolinski

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



          CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


        WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL

                  2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 


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



305 - Medical Emergencies in the 
         Dental Office!  Part 2

Dr. Eric Osmolinski, 
Dr. Jana Osmolinski

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
​Credits: 2.00



           CLICK HERE TO REGISTER​

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

REGISTRATION
7:30 AM 


BREAKFAST
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


400 - Diode Laser Certification
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 8.00


401- Infection Control for License Renewal
​      and OSHA for the Dental Office 

Jonathan Rudin, DDS, MS, MPH
8:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Credits: 3.00



402  - Medical Insurance Billing for Dentistry Certification
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $399.00 
Staff: $299.0  
    
                      
Rebecca Gerber 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00



407  - The 2017 Dental Code PPO and HMO Power Training                                            
Kathy Dennis             
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50



408 - Master Long lasting Composite Restorations           
​*Hands-on   
     
​ Dr. Sigal Jacobson                          
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50




​     CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


                        LUNCH
            11:00 AM - 1:00 PM




501 - California Dental Practice Act
Kathy Dennis

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


503 - Pain, pain go away! Low Back and Neck Pain:    
Tim George 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00



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



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



603 - Bullseye - Shooting the Perfect X-Ray    Janet Simpson            
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00




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8:00am-5:00pm       8 CEU

Dentist = $595.00    
Hygienist = $495.00

CEA DENTAL

Continuing Education Academy Dental ~ Since 2005

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

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

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

Directions Click Here
FULL PROGRAM Click Here
1-Page Sign up form

​Phone: 619.277.4743
Email: chris@ceadental.com

12th Annual

Convention
​​San Diego
Dental

San Diego Dental Convention


Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way San Diego, California 92109
Phone: 619.277.4743  ~  Email: chris@ceadental.com


100 - Diode Laser Certification 
Dentist=$595, Staff=$495
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


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101 - Infection Control for License Renewal and OSHA for the Dental Office 
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


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102 - Medical Insurance Billing for Dentistry Certification
Rebecca Gerber
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $399.00,  Staff Member: $299.0
             

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
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00


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​103 - Front Office Boot Camp, “Treatment Planning and Case Presentation” 
Kathy Dennis
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
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50


106 - Bullseye - Shooting the Perfect X-Ray
​Janet Simpson
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
8:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Credits: 3.50


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108 - How to master Direct & Indirect Veneers from  “Start to Finish’’ 
Dr. Sigal Jacobson       *Hands-on 
Morning Session - Dr. Sigal Jacobson
• Porcelain versus composite restorations, indications, and contraindications
• Tips for selecting the right shade of composite Preparation guidelines for direct veneers

• Closing of diastema with composite
• Uveneer™: how to use the kit, tips and tricks from the inventor
• Create mock ups, class IVs, fractured tooth with Uveneer

• Presentation of clinical cases and videos
• How to avoid Failures 
• Make your own individual composite shade guides

• Build a composite bridge with Uveneer
• Create the perfect composite veneer

Afternoon Session
- Dr. Jack Ringer
• Smile design basics, including facial and intra-oral features

• Soft tissue management and gum contouring using lasers, resin mock-ups
• Communication skills between dentist, patient, specialist and laboratory

• Preparation guidelines and technique • Custom provisional laminates
 Laboratory considerations, including material selection
• Delivery and seating techniques
• Marketing skills


Inventor and a dentist, Dr. Sigal Jacobson is from Australia is an internationally acclaimed lecturer with more than 22 years of experience in aesthetic dentistry. She is named one of this year's top 25 women in dentistry. Dr Sigal published several articles in major dental magazines and invented the world renowned Uveneer™ system which is a predictable and efficient way to deliver direct veneers. In her lectures she provides insightful tips and practical learning for general dentists on the subject of aesthetic dentistry. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics, member of the Australian AADFA and a key speaker for Ultradent.

A nationally renowned lecturer in contemporary aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Jack Ringer is passionate about teaching on the topics of state-of-the-art creativity, aesthetic, and reconstructive dentistry. He has been in private practice for over 30 years in Anaheim, California, and has been teaching at various dental educational institutions for almost 25 years. Dr. Ringer has published many articles in the field of contemporary aesthetic dentistry. AACD President 2013-2014 Faculty Mentor – Spear Education, Scottsdale, AZ Past Faculty, Aesthetic Professionals Dental Education Center Past Assistant Clinical Director, Center for Contemporary Aesthetic Dentistry, UCLA Past Assistant Professor, Loma Linda Dental School

Date: Friday, November  9, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00



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LUNCH

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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201 -  California Dental Practice Act   
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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205 - Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office!      

Part 1
Dr. Eric Osmolinski, Dr. Jana Osmolinski

Medical emergencies are on the rise in the dental office due to increasing age of the population.
Our patients are living longer and are taking more prescription medications which have significant implication on the dental treatment. Being able to recognize and treat any potential emergency is a skill requiring knowledge and experience.

Educational Objectives:

Attendees will be provided with the description of the most common emergencies, equipment required and a team approach in the management of a stressful situations towards the successful treatment outcome.

Dr. Jana Osmolinski is a Dentist Anesthesiologist. After successful completion of her undergraduate Dental Degree from the University of Alberta in Canada, she decided to pursue a Postgraduate Advanced Training in Dental Anesthesiology at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York. During her extensive, level one trauma, hospital based training, she provided a variety of general anesthetics for medical procedures and gained valuable skills and experience in managing all levels of anesthesia and sedation as well as possible anesthetic emergencies throughout the whole peri-operative time period. She practices general dentistry as well dental anesthesiology and provides her patients with outstanding results in both fields. Dental Anesthesiology is an answer for anxious patients, patients with disabilities, young children with uncooperative behavior and elderly with neurological compromise. A Dental Anesthesiologist is a provider with the highest level of training of anesthesia in dentistry. Anesthesia is delivered in a very safe manner, which only a dental anesthesiologist is able to assure to the highest confidence interval, compared to other anesthesia providers in dentistry. Dental Anesthesiologists will provide you with numerous treatment modalities and will titrate the level of anesthesia to the particular procedure and individual patient’s needs. Dr. Jana Osmolinski is a Diplomate of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiologists, an honorable member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Society of Dentists Anesthesiologists and American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Eric Osmolinskiis an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, he graduated from his specialty training at the Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, NY with honors. Prior to his specialty training, Dr. Eric Osmolinski participated in several Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship and Externship Programs at University Associated Hospitals in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Delaware and Florida.! Dr. Eric Osmolinski was granted a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from The University of Pittsburgh, PA where his interest was concentrated on esthetic outcomes of implant supported restorations and improved result of full mouth reconstructions in edentulous patients. Dr. Osmolinski is a highly motivated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with extensive didactic and clinical experience in the field of medicine and dentistry. He currently holds certificates in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support. His services include sedation and general anesthesia, simple and complex extractions, socket preservation, soft and hard tissue grafting procedures, placement of implants, diagnosis and biopsy of potentially pre-cancerous lesions, surgical management of facial trauma and life-threatening infections, orthognathic surgery on patients in active orthodontic treatment and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders. Dr. Eric Osmolinski is a honorable member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and humanitarian societies involved in multiple mission trips worldwide concentrating on cleft lip and cleft palate surgical repair. 
Date: Friday, November  9, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00


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

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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




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305 - Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office!                        
Part 2

Dr. Eric Osmolinski, Dr. Jana Osmolinski

Medical emergencies are on the rise in the dental office due to increasing age of the population.
Our patients are living longer and are taking more prescription medications which have significant implication on the dental treatment. Being able to recognize and treat any potential emergency is a skill requiring knowledge and experience.


Educational Objectives:

Attendees will be provided with the description of the most common emergencies, equipment required and a team approach in the management of a stressful situations towards the successful treatment outcome.


See Speaker Biography at Class #205
Date: Friday, November  9, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00


                     
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                    Date: Saturday, November, 11 2017 

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                 REGISTRATION  &  BREAKFAST  ~   7:45 AM


400 - Diode Laser Certification
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. 

Dentist=$595, Staff=$495

Topics to include:
-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!!!!

Janet Press A Dental Hygienist in general and specialty practice for 31 years, with 12 years clinical experience in soft tissue lasers. Ms. Press holds the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) Standard Proficiency in both Diode and Nd:Yag lasers and is a member of the ALD Regulatory Affairs, Scientific Janet Press Diode Laser Certification Cea dentalSessions, and Auxiliary Committees.
Previously a featured speaker and clinical instructor in the Dynamic Team and Laser Certification Programs at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), Ms. Press conducts national workshops and private dental office consultation/ training programs with emphasis on soft tissue lasers in dentistry, hygiene practice refinement, advanced ultrasonic/piezo instrumentation and team development/communication.  She is frequently a featured speaker at ALD annual meetings, The Center for Exceptional Practices, study clubs, and for dental manufacturers. Ms Press holds the honor of being named a Distinguished Dental Professional.

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


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

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: Saturday, November 10, 2018 
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
Credits: 3.00


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402  -  Medical Insurance Billing for Dentistry Certification
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $399.00,  Staff Member: $299.0   
         
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: 8.0


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

See Speaker Biography Class #103
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50


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​408 -  Lecture & workshop , How to Master Long lasting Composite Restorations with Uveneer System  *Hands on
Dr. Sigal Jacobson 
• Porcelain versus composite restorations, indications, and contraindications
• Tips for selecting the right shade of composite

• Preparation guidelines for direct veneers
• Closing of diastema with composite
• Uveneer™: how to use the kit, tips and tricks from the inventor

• Create mock ups, class IVs, fractured tooth with Uveneer
• Presentation of clinical cases and videos

• How to avoid Failures 
• Make your own individual composite shade guides

•  Create the perfect composite veneer 


See Speaker Biography Class #109
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50


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 LUNCH
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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501- California Dental Practice Act
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: Saturday, November 10, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00




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503 - Pain, pain go away!  Don’t come back another day!
Tim George
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: Saturday, November 10, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00

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                   WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL

                            1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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601 - CPR Renewal and Certification
Certified CPR Instructor
Price: $20.00
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


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603 - Bullseye - Shooting the Perfect X-Ray 
Janet Simpson
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.


See Speaker Biography at Class #106
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00
 


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