#502 -Because Words Matter: Making your patients comfortable and your practice profitable with words, not drugs.

Juan Acosta


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: Saturday, November 14, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00​

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#400 - 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: Saturday, November 14, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00
LEARN MORE
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#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 13, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00
LEARN MORE
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​​​#102 -  Dental Insurance Billing & Coding Certification 
Rebecca Gerber
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $399.00 
Staff Member (non-Dentist): 299.00

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 13, 2020
8:30 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

This course has no additional fee.


​See Class #101 for Description


Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
8:15 AM - 11:15 AM 
Credits: 3.00

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#302 - The 2020 Dental Code PPO and HMO

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




         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 13, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00​

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#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 13, 2020
8:15 AM - 11:15 AM 
Credits: 3.00
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​​​​#105 - Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) in your practice: Giving your patients, staff and family treatments they want
Howard Katz BDS DDS
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist + 1 Staff= $1499.00 

        
You will leave this hands-on program with the skills to identify facial muscles and implement dental therapeutic treatments that relax peri-cranial muscles also responsible facial lines. These include TMD, migraines, tension headaches, facial pain, clenching, gummy smiles, smile asymmetries, hypersalivation, masseteric hypertrophy, tongue thrust. Selecting the course will allow your practice to implement these profitable treatments currently being sought out by your patients that do not cost an excessive amount in equipment ($0) and training. Learn how to profitably use all the neuromodulators on the US market at the lowest possible cost to you. This is the same program given to specialist physicians including dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Listen to numerous testimonials at  https://dentox.com/all-courses/botox-training/ to find out why this is the most sought after Botox training program in the country. 

Howard Katz BDS DDS
Dentox is an industry leader in continuing education providers with the experience and expertise necessary to provide you with the skills you need. When you tell your patients and staff you were trained by Dentox, you’re telling them you were trained by one of the best. In fact, Dentox lead instructor and course director Dr. Howard Katz, DDS, is a recognized innovator in Botox certification, who is named on the Botulinum toxin patent applications. 

Dr. Katz is also a medical innovator and practicing general dentist. In addition to his work with Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, his name is also on the patent application for gel dermal filler formulations and Oraverse, an anesthetic reversal product. He also led research into using sugar alcohols like xylitol and sorbitol in dentistry almost 40 years ago and is responsible for introducing Botox along with gel filler injections into dental offices over a decade ago. As the leader of the Dentox live patient training program, Dr. Katz continues to innovate, updating and improving courses all the time so that they maintain their cutting-edge status. 

 39+ Year Private Practice  
International Educator In Esthetics 
National and international guest lecturer locations have included numerous dental conventions, dental schools and organizations in most US states, UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Holland, South Africa, Israel,, Emirates,  Saudi Arabia. 
Innovator and inventor named on patents of formulations and devices for the medical and dental industry include Botulinum neurotoxins and Oraverse (both dental neurology), sugar alcohols (Xylitol, sorbitol), Safegide implant systems and other exodontia devices 
President of The International Association of Dentofacial Esthetics (IADE) 
Affiliation with The Facial Pain Association. 
Collaborated with the global pharmaceutical companies (Including Allergan, Medicis, Prollenium and Septodont) 


Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00
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​​Friday, 
November 13, 2019


REGISTRATION

7:30 AM 


BREAKFAST

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


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#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
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#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
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#102 - Dental Insurance Billing & Coding     Certification    
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $399
Staff Member (non-Dentist): $299.00
       
Rebecca Gerber               
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00
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#103 - Dentistry’s Role in a Mass Disaster Scenario
This Course has no additional fee     
Dr. Rick Cardoza        
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
​Credits: 8.00


#104 - Website Design, Internet Marketing and The Perfect Recall System:
The Internal and External Marketing Tools That Can Maximize your Practice’s Revenue   
This Course has no additional fee  
Joshua Gindea, DDS               
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
​Credits: 8.00


#105- 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
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
​​Credits: 8.00

LEARN MORE





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                   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 - Practical Hypnosis Skills For Dentistry Professionals
Juan Acosta
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00

#203 - Dispelling the “CSI Effect” Myth, An Overview of Contemporary Forensic Dentistry. 
This Course has no additional fee
Kathy Dennis
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00


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        WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL

                  2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

#301 - CPR
This course has an additional hands-on fee of Admission + $20.00
AHA CPR Instructor 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Credits: 3.00


#302 -HIPAA Compliance and Computer Network Support 
This Course has no additional fee
John A Zanazzi
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 2.00



#303 -The 2019 Dental Code PPO and HMO Workshop

This Course has no additional fee
Kathy Dennis

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 2.00​



#304 -Pain, pain go away!  Don’t come back another day!

This Course has no additional fee
Tim George
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 2.00​


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#202 - Practical Hypnosis Skills For Dentistry Professionals
This course has no additional fee.
Juan Acosta

Imagine being able to influence your patients to do what’s in their best interest by following a simple 3-step process? In this fun hands-on workshop, you will learn the tools of hypnotic communication that will help you motivate your patients while enhancing their experience and perception of you and your practice.​


Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00
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#303 - 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: Friday, November 13, 2020
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 13, 2020 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00
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​​​#405 - Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) in your practice: Giving your patients, staff and family treatments they want
Howard Katz BDS DDS
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist + 1 Staff= $1499.00 

        
You will leave this hands-on program with the skills to identify facial muscles and implement dental therapeutic treatments that relax peri-cranial muscles also responsible facial lines. These include TMD, migraines, tension headaches, facial pain, clenching, gummy smiles, smile asymmetries, hypersalivation, masseteric hypertrophy, tongue thrust. Selecting the course will allow your practice to implement these profitable treatments currently being sought out by your patients that do not cost an excessive amount in equipment ($0) and training. Learn how to profitably use all the neuromodulators on the US market at the lowest possible cost to you. This is the same program given to specialist physicians including dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Listen to numerous testimonials at  https://dentox.com/all-courses/botox-training/ to find out why this is the most sought after Botox training program in the country. 

Howard Katz BDS DDS
Dentox is an industry leader in continuing education providers with the experience and expertise necessary to provide you with the skills you need. When you tell your patients and staff you were trained by Dentox, you’re telling them you were trained by one of the best. In fact, Dentox lead instructor and course director Dr. Howard Katz, DDS, is a recognized innovator in Botox certification, who is named on the Botulinum toxin patent applications. 

Dr. Katz is also a medical innovator and practicing general dentist. In addition to his work with Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, his name is also on the patent application for gel dermal filler formulations and Oraverse, an anesthetic reversal product. He also led research into using sugar alcohols like xylitol and sorbitol in dentistry almost 40 years ago and is responsible for introducing Botox along with gel filler injections into dental offices over a decade ago. As the leader of the Dentox live patient training program, Dr. Katz continues to innovate, updating and improving courses all the time so that they maintain their cutting-edge status. 

 39+ Year Private Practice  
International Educator In Esthetics 
National and international guest lecturer locations have included numerous dental conventions, dental schools and organizations in most US states, UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Holland, South Africa, Israel,, Emirates,  Saudi Arabia. 
Innovator and inventor named on patents of formulations and devices for the medical and dental industry include Botulinum neurotoxins and Oraverse (both dental neurology), sugar alcohols (Xylitol, sorbitol), Safegide implant systems and other exodontia devices 
President of The International Association of Dentofacial Esthetics (IADE) 
Affiliation with The Facial Pain Association. 
Collaborated with the global pharmaceutical companies (Including Allergan, Medicis, Prollenium and Septodont) 


Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00
​REGISTER HERE
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#104 - Website Design, Internet Marketing and The Perfect Recall System:
The Internal and External Marketing Tools That Can Maximize your Practice’s Revenue
This course has no additional fee.
Joshua Gindea, DDS



While health professionals are among the most highly educated, talented and intelligent groups, most will admit to be totally uninformed about best business practices and how to grow their practices. The business of dentistry is never discussed in dental schools and must be self-taught or learned through sometimes very uncomfortable experiences.
Among the most under-utilized tools by the health professional is the use of website and internet marketing techniques.   These tools can be used by every doctor to greatly expand their communication with patients, increase their internet presence, build their online reputation and vastly expand the scope of their practices.
While website design and internet marketing are integral parts of an external marketing plan, perhaps the easiest way to increase revenue and profit margins is by building the perfect recall and reminder system. 


Dr. Joshua Gindea, a practicing dentist for more than 3 decades, is uniquely qualified to train his fellow health practitioners in the proper use of their website and in the tools that should be utilized to increase their internet marketing in order to acquire great numbers of new patients.  Additionally, he has developed an incredibly unique and successful recall and confirmation system which can serve as the ultimate internal marketing tool and can drastically increase a practice’s revenues.


Website Design and Internet Marketing
• Website Design Dos and Don’ts
• Using your Website as a Clinical tool to communicate with Specialists 
• Search Engine Optimization
• How to list your Practice/Business across the internet
• Social Media 
• Maps Listings
• Search Engine Submission
• Generating Reviews and Monitoring Your Online Reputation
• Pay-Per-Click Advertising
• Tracking your results and determining an ROI
Using Your Recall and Confirmation System to Build Your Profitability
• Shortening Recall Intervals
• A Guided, Strategic Recall System
• Maximizing Income from your Recall system
• Reconfirmation Strategies
• Patient Communication Goals


​An honors graduate from the Combined Degree BA-DDS program at New York University, Dr. Josh Gindea has been in dental private practice in New York City for more than 3 decades. With three practices, Dr. Gindea and his partners have been able to combine their professional skills with their business acumen to create a very successful business model.
In addition to his dental practices, Dr. Gindea has been involved in three health industry businesses over the past three decades.  For the past nine years, Dr. Josh Gindea and his partners have operated DoctorsInternet.com. This state of the art, innovative company provides website design, internet marketing, social media and reputation management services for dentists. Due to its expertise in the field, its ability to drive new patients to its clientele and its very reasonable pricing, DoctorsInternet.com has established itself as among the leaders in website design and internet marketing services for health professionals.​

 

Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50
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#501- California Dental Practice Act
Kathy Dennis

This course has no additional fee.


​See Class #201 for Description


Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00

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#602 - HIPAA Compliance and Computer Network Support ​
Kathy Dennis 

​This course has no additional fee.
There are many different IT vendors and compliance experts that say they will help your dental practice to move towards HIPAA compliance. Most of these vendors charge a premium price tag but do not understand the Privacy and Administrative areas of HIPAA.  Or if they do they don’t understand the IT part of your network. When done correctly, HIPAA compliance should not be any more expensive than managed service support. Because compliance risk actions are added before any network changes, you will have lessened risk of a privacy breach or ransomware with the result HIPAA compliance.  And your network runs better. This Lecture will help you choose the correct HIT consultant at the right price without comprising HIPAA compliance or network performance. Remember it is possible for your network to be HIPAA compliant at a reasonable cost.
In this lecture you will learn:
•   11 Inaccurate Ways Dentists believe they are complying with HIPAA
•   The 10 Most common HIPAA violations 
•   10 Myths of a Security Risk Analysis


John A Zanazzi has worked in the computer industry and Medical Health Information Technology for 23 years. John has an AAS in Networking System Administration from Mesa Community College, and an AAS in Cisco Technology from Gateway Community College. John also has a bachelor’s degree in CIS from Excelsior College and a Master’s Degree from Northern Arizona University. John has been a computer instructor for the past 14 years for the Maricopa Community College District and was the HIT director at the college. He is the author of the book, The Smart Dentist's Guide to HIPAA and Computer Network Support (on amazon) and he has authored a Computer security class for the HIT program at UCSD. He has been both a Tenured and adjunct Professor at many different colleges and universities including Gateway Community college and UCSD

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00​

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#103 - Dentistry’s Role in a Mass Disaster Scenario
This course has no additional fee.
Dr. Rick Cardoza


Dr. Cardoza will discuss the evolution of mass disaster management from a perspective of forensic dentistry. This course is intended to acquaint the dental community with the procedures forensic dentists utilize in identifying decedents specifically in a mass disaster such as plane crashes, wild fires, hurricanes, and terrorist events seen in both regional, national, or international incidents. 
 
Objectives: 
Learn dentistry's potential role in a mass disaster. 
Recognize the use of dental records in a mass disaster. 
Understand the role of the forensic dentist in a mass fatality. 


Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50
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#503 - The Health Care Reform law 

Craig Gussin 


You will learn about the health care reform laws and how it will affect you, your dental practice & employees along with how your pediatrics patients  will have their preventative checkup covered under the health care reform laws.


Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00​

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#301 - CPR 

​Scott Lehnkering
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.
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.

* As a side not. Scott lehnkering has been providing our CPR training for the SD dental convention for the past 4 years. Not only are his classes informative, there also time efficient and most of all fun to take. Come join us!


​Scott Lehnkering
​I originally came up with the idea for this life-saving business because I realized as a medic that most people do not know what to do in a crisis situation when it comes to saving someones life.

I have owned and operated several businesses in the health and fitness industry for over fifteen years. My last p/t business, Pro Active Fitness, provided guidance and instruction to companies setting up exercise and weight loss programs for their employees. It was while I was conducting this business, I discovered I had a knack for teaching and helping others which propelled into thinking a new way. Because of this new perspective, I formed A Hero for Life to educate and train others with the life-saving skills necessary to really make a difference. I really can’t think of a business to be in that’s more gratifying than this one and actually getting paid to do it.

Our classes are guaranteed to be informative and presented in an easy format to understand. Because we are committed to saving lives, A Hero for Life will travel to any location in Orange County for groups even as small as five people.



Price: Admission + $20.00
Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
Credits: 3.00
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#203 - Dispelling the “CSI Effect” Myth, An Overview of Contemporary Forensic Dentistry. 
This course has no additional fee.
Dr. Rick Cardoza

Synopsis: Because of the current popularity of forensic faire in television, the general public is getting a skewed view of the true nature of forensic investigation.  This issue is commonly known as the “CSI effect”.  In this seminar, Dr. Cardoza will dispel this myth as it relates to forensic odontology.  Topics will include forensic dental identification of decedents of varying postmortem states including: skeletal, fragmented, decomposed, burned remains and pattern injuries as they relate to bite mark investigation not only in human bites but animal bites as well.     Objectives: Learn the varied roles of forensic dentists. Understand the forensic value of dental records. Recognize how to cooperate with the legal system. 
 
Content: Understand forensic dental identification with the use of radiographs as well as by other means. Understand the various roles forensic dentists participate in with assisting law enforcement and death investigation agencies. Understand how dental records in your practice could be used in a forensic dental investigation.   ​


Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00
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#603 - 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: Saturday, November 14, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00​

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​November 14, 2019


REGISTRATION
7:30 AM 


BREAKFAST
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


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#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
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#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
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#402  - Medical Insurance Billing for Dentistry Certification
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $399
Staff Member (non-Dentist): $299.00  

Rebecca Gerber 
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00
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#405 - 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
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
​​Credits: 8.00​
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                        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




#504 - Cementation and bonding for A Fast Paced World: Simple and Predictable
This Course has no additional fee
Sam Halabo DMD
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00



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          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: Admission + $20.00
Credits: 3.00

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#602 - HIPAA Compliance and Computer Network Support              
This Course has no additional fee
John A Zanazzi
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 2.00



​#603 - Front Office Boot Camp, “Treatment Planning and Case Presentation” 
This Course has no additional fee
Kathy Dennis
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 2.00



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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 13, 2019  - Saturday, November 14, 2019

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

​Phone: 619.277.4743
Email: chris@ceadental.com

​​San Diego
Dental
Convention

13th Annual

#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.
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.

* As a side not. Scott lehnkering has been providing our CPR training for the SD dental convention for the past 4 years. Not only are his classes informative, there also time efficient and most of all fun to take. Come join us!
A required course for all California licensed dental professionals, this needs to be taken every 2 years.
Scott Lehnkering 
​I originally came up with the idea for this life-saving business because I realized as a medic that most people do not know what to do in a crisis situation when it comes to saving someones life.

I have owned and operated several businesses in the health and fitness industry for over fifteen years. My last p/t business, Pro Active Fitness, provided guidance and instruction to companies setting up exercise and weight loss programs for their employees. It was while I was conducting this business, I discovered I had a knack for teaching and helping others which propelled into thinking a new way. Because of this new perspective, I formed A Hero for Life to educate and train others with the life-saving skills necessary to really make a difference. I really can’t think of a business to be in that’s more gratifying than this one and actually getting paid to do it.

Our classes are guaranteed to be informative and presented in an easy format to understand. Because we are committed to saving lives, A Hero for Life will travel to any location in Orange County for groups even as small as five people.
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
Credits: 3.00

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#106 - I have It..You Need It!
This course has no additional fee.
Howard S. Glazer, DDS FAGD

This is a program about real dentistry for real people by a real dentist! Dr. Glazer will present a potpourri of the materials and techniques that he uses to make the day more productive, easier and fun! The entire dental team will benefit from learning together about the latest products and how they will benefit your patients. Dr. Glazer writes a bi-monthly column by the same title for DENTAL ECONOMICS magazine, and reviews new products and materials on a regular basis for his column.


Topics may include:
• Anesthesia…giving an “ouchless” injection
• Curing lights..to light up your life (dental)
• Desensitiztion & Adhesives..a sticky subject made simple
• Composites for esthetic fillings not just white ones
• Impression materials..it’s true..first impressions are important
• Provisional materials..provisionals should look great 
• Burs..so many and so little time
• Lasers..simple, easy and quick w/ great results
• Cements..that which holds the relationship together
• Reducing Sensitivity with topical paste application & Fluoride varnishes
• Sectionals & Rings for perfect, predictable contacts every time
• Whitening systems..that work
• Oral cancer prevention..dentists can save lives!
• Patient communication…high-tech and really cool!
• Cameras intra and extraoral & Going Digital..simple & easy !
• Loupes, instruments, equipment potpourri 


OBJECTIVES:
1. To learn the different types of materials in various product categories
2. To learn what is faster, easier and better
3. To be able to evaluate product claims and merit
4. To understand the benefits of ouchless anesthesia 
5. To understand the value of continual doctor/patient communication
6. To understand how to utilize many of the newer bioactive materials


Dr. Glazer is a Fellow and Past President of the Academy of General Dentistry, and former Assistant Clinical Professor in Dentistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY). He has been a visiting clinician at several universities around the country. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists; International College of Dentists; American Society for Dental Aesthetics, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Glazer is an Attending Dentist at the Englewood Hospital (Englewood, NJ). Additionally, Dr. Glazer is the Deputy Chief Forensic Dental Consultant to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York.
    
For the past several years, Dr. Glazer has been named as one of the “Leading Clinicians in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today, and was named as one of the Top Dentists in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly, 201 Magazine, and Bergen Magazine. He lectures throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas, on the subjects of dental materials, cosmetic dentistry, forensic dentistry and patient management. Additionally, Dr. Glazer is a frequent author of dental articles and has been published throughout the world. For 14 years he published a column in AGD IMPACT entitled “What’s Hot and What’s Getting Hotter!” Presently, he publishes the column “I Have It..You Need It!” in Dental Economics. He maintains a general practice in Fort Lee, NJ. 


Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50
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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 14, 2020
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00
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​​​​​​Pricing for Events

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
#105 or #405
Dentist = $1499.00
Staff = $499.00
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#102 Dental Insurance Billing
 or
#402 "Medical Insurance
Coding" Certification

 Dentist= $399.99

    Staff: $299.00 

Class #102 or #402
plus 1-Day Pass

 Dentist= $628.00

Staff: $448.00  


Class #102 and #402
 Dentist= $798.00

Staff: $598.00  
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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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