Blood & Electrons: Managing E-records and The New Gingivitis Code Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
09:00 to 16:00

Blood & Electrons: Managing E-records and The New Gingivitis Code
Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona

The Kentucky AGD presents:
Friday, December 2nd from 9am to 4pm EST
Located at ADL Dental Laboratory 4411 Poplar Level Rd, Louisville, KY 40213

Register online below.
For questions contact Maegan Bennett 270-401-3928 or

Morning Session:
Tides of Change: Practicing in a Digital World

Course Description:
The widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) is inevitable in our digital world. Dentistry is an important segment of the health care system; dental providers cannot simply ignore EHRs. Perhaps one of the most compelling is technology’s ability to transcend time and distance. With the click of a button, information can be sent at high speeds over many miles, in-creasing both efficiency of, and access to, care. EHRs have the ability to improve efficiency, increase revenue by improving scheduling and billing functions, lower costs, and enhance quality of services. This interactive workshop offers simple steps that can be taken aimed at navigating the choppy tidal waters no matter where you start.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will:
Access best practice evidence-based clinical recommendations and other clinical decision support systems
Introduction to Systematized Nomenclature of Dentistry (SNODENT) diagnostic vocabulary designed for use in the electronic environment for dental records and more
Discover the benefits of teledentistry opportunities for private care and public health settings
Take 5 basic concrete steps toward your digital future, no matter where you start

Afternoon Session:
Connecting the Dots: A Gingivitis Code Finally!

Course Description:
Your patient presents with inflamed, hemorrhagic gingiva, light to moderate subgingival calculus, light supragingival calculus on the mandibular lingual anteriors, and generalized pseudo-pocketing. For all of the history of Current Dental Terminology (CDT) coding, there have been no truly accurate codes that can be used for the treatment this patient needs. In 2017, that story will change. Using current codes is required whether filing for benefits or basic record keeping. Coding and coverage are not the same. Reimbursements based on codes will be tied to outcomes in the future. Every dental team has a role. Learn how to connect the dots with new and old codes.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this evidence-based clinical course, the participant will be able to:
 Identify dental benefits fact from fiction
 Protect themselves from fraud being committed under their license
 Know guard against misuse of this new gingivitis code and not miss the disease present.
 Create simple and effective “Twitter-Style” dental-medical necessity narratives

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

Speaker: Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS is an international speaker passionate about prevention working with dental professionals to improve practice profitability. She is the author of the 2016 book A Gingivitis Code Finally! the fifth book in the DentalCodeology series of bite-size books for busy people. She authored a chapter in CDT 2017 Companion. Patti holds publishing and speaking licenses with the American Dental Association for Current Dental Terminology and SNODENT Diagnostic Coding. She is a proud member of the National Speakers Association.

Event Description: 

This is a CE event: