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  • December 2021 ADA Dental Coding Certificate Live...
  • Changes in dental care use patterns due to COVID...
  • Promoting support for community water fluoridati...
  • The use of teledentistry in facilitating oral he...
  • Coordination of Benefits (COB): Untangling the M...
  • Conscious and Unconscious Bias in Dental Practic...


December 2021 ADA Dental Coding Certificate Live-Streamed Course (books included)

NOTE: THE PERSON ATTENDING MUST REGISTER THEMSELVES.  Do not register under someone else's name. Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

Non-dentists
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Non-members
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Join coding experts  Ronald Riggins, DDS, Hope Watson, DMD, and Mark MiHalo, DDS during this virtual course to extend and hone attendees coding expertise. The CDT Dental Coding course will provide necessary foundational knowledge, skill practice and reinforcement to participants in order to accurately file claims using the CDT codes.

This course will provide learners with the resources they need to support performance on the job and enable them to practice using these resources in realistic scenario-based simulations they might encounter during a typical workday.

After the course, attendees can choose to demonstrate competency with the knowledge and skills in an electronic assessment, after which they will receive a certificate of completion.

Newest manual just released September 2021.

 

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

• Define key terms used in dental coding.

• Locate resources and a glossary for assistance with terminology and codes.

• Identify the correct, current claim form.

• Correctly complete each field on the claim form to file claims with minimal rejection.

• Explain the use of procedure codes.

• Use the CDT book and CDT Companion as resources for proper coding.


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December 2021 ADA Dental Coding Certificate Live-Streamed Course (books not included)

NOTE: THE PERSON ATTENDING MUST REGISTER THEMSELVES. Do not register under someone else's name. Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

Non-dentists
Non-dentists can create accounts
here

Non-members
Most U.S. dentists and dental students, regardless of membership status, have an ADA number, which functions as your User ID. To retrieve your ID, please visit
Forgot User ID.

Join coding experts Ronald Riggins, DDS, Hope Watson, DMD, and Mark MiHalo, DDS during this virtual course to extend and hone attendees coding expertise. The CDT Dental Coding course will provide necessary foundational knowledge, skill practice and reinforcement to participants in order to accurately file claims using the CDT codes.

This course will provide learners with the resources they need to support performance on the job and enable them to practice using these resources in realistic scenario-based simulations they might encounter during a typical workday.

After the course, attendees can choose to demonstrate competency with the knowledge and skills in an electronic assessment, after which they will receive a certificate of completion.

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

• Define key terms used in dental coding.

• Locate resources and a glossary for assistance with terminology and codes.

• Identify the correct, current claim form.

• Correctly complete each field on the claim form to file claims with minimal rejection.

• Explain the use of procedure codes.

• Use the CDT book and CDT Companion as resources for proper coding.


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Changes in dental care use patterns due to COVID-19 among insured patients in the United States (December 2021 Article 3)

JADA December 2021

Background. Despite evidence that community water fluoridation (CWF) protects oral health, improves health equity, is safe and cost-effective, and contributes to social well-being, little is known regarding which of these benefits should be highlighted to effectively influence support for CWF.

Keywords. Community water fluoridation; dental public health messages; fluoride campaigns.


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Promoting support for community water fluoridation (December 2021 Article 2)

JADA December 2021

Background. Despite evidence that community water fluoridation (CWF) protects oral health, improves health equity, is safe and cost-effective, and contributes to social well-being, little is known regarding which of these benefits should be highlighted to effectively influence support for CWF.

Keywords. Community water fluoridation; dental public health messages; fluoride campaigns.


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The use of teledentistry in facilitating oral health for older adults (December 2021 Article 1)

JADA December 2021

Background. Teledentistry is used in many countries to provide oral health care services. However, using teledentistry to provide oral health care services for older adults is not well documented. This knowledge gap needs to be addressed, especially when accessing a dental clinic is not possible and teledentistry might be the only way for many older adults to receive oral health care services.

Keywords. Teledentistry; older adults; oral health status; telemedicine; telehealth.


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Coordination of Benefits (COB): Untangling the Mystery (Recorded Webinar)

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
The information contained in this program was current as of October 2021 . 

Overview
Coordination of benefits (COB) is a common source of frustration for dental offices trying to submit claims when a patient presents with more than one dental plan. The plans will coordinate benefits to eliminate over payment or duplication of benefits. Coordination of benefits can be a stressful and time consuming process for the dental office.
The American Dental Association has recognized the need to educate dentists and dental offices on the administrative practices and policies of third party carriers including COB. With the dominance of preferred provider organization (PPO) plans in the market and since more and more families have more than one dental plan the need for dental offices to correctly coordinate benefits is of the utmost importance. It is vital that the ADA disseminate information and educate dental offices on how to understand and properly coordinate benefits. Offices that are fluent in coordinating benefits will minimize claim adjudication issues when a patient presents with more than one dental plan.
Dentists will gain a basic understanding of why plans must coordinate benefits and how this may affect front office staff. A Council on Dental Benefit Programs member will echo concerns of other dental offices that have had issues with coordinating benefits. Also, a large dental insurance carrier will explain how coordination is handled and what dental offices must do to properly submit claims requiring COB.

Presented by Dr. Gene Porcelli and Dr. Daniel Croley and the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs

Disclaimer
The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association.

 


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Conscious and Unconscious Bias in Dental Practice Ethical Considerations

Course Overview
Different political, religious & social views can create implicit & explicit bias on behalf of the dental team as well as patients raising ethical concerns. How should patients who insist on only be treated by one gender or one ethnicity be treated? How should the dentist handle patients who discriminate against or harass staff? This interactive session will discuss ways to manage these ethically complex dilemmas respecting the autonomy of all participants and acting in a just and truthful way.

Presented on behalf of the American Dental Association Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs (CEBJA) by Dr. Robert J. Wilson, CEBJA chair,Dr. Alma J. Clark, Dr. Bruce A. Burton, Dr. Allen B. Reavis, Dr. Debra S. West, and Dr. Carlos Smith.

Learning objectives:
• Describe ethical and professional obligations of dentists when treating offensive patients
• Discuss how implicit and explicit bias can be addressed under the Principles of the ADA Code
• Develop strategies for the ethical management of implicit and explicit bias in dental practice

Disclaimer
The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association.

This course is free and open to all
Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

Non-dentists
Non-dentists can create accounts
here

Non-members
Most U.S. dentists and dental students, regardless of membership status, have an ADA number, which functions as your User ID. To retrieve your ID, please visit
Forgot User ID.


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ADA's Online CE platform provides trusted education to dental professionals at your convenience.  Our ever-growing catalog of clinical, practice management, and personal development education offers peer-reviewed continuing education credits to fit your resources and schedule.  Credits earned through this platform are maintained for all users in an online transcript that you can access when you need your verification letters.

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