For those dentists who want to build their business skills and confidence, as well as improve practice profitability when dealing with dental plans, there is still time to register for CDA’s Dental Benefits Workshop.
This Smart Dentist program will provide participants the opportunity to earn C.E. credits during a two-day, in-person seminar held at the CDA headquarters in Sacramento. The CDA Practice Support Center is hosting the seminar on March 20-21, 2014.
Registration for the workshop is now open and will close on Oct. 1.
Through this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to analyze and evaluate existing dental plan contract performance in their practice; understand the differences between plan types and how to abate their influence, improve payment turnaround by minimizing claim denials and develop messaging for educating patients regarding their dental benefits.
- Charles Stewart, DDS, dental director of Aetna’s West dental territory;
- Michael Perry, DDS, chair of the Practice Support Center Task Force, member of the Dental Benefits Research Task Force and founder and president of Momentum Dental Business Consulting;
- Scott Wellwood, president of CDA Endorsed Program DentalXchange and former board president of NDEDIC; and
- Gary Dougan, DDS, MPH, national dental director, Liberty Dental Plan
Participation is limited for this initial workshop, only two people from each practice will be accepted (one dentist and one staff member). The course will include pre- and post-webinars and surveys. The workshop costs $189 per practice, which includes breakfast, lunch and a social event. Attendees are responsible for travel and lodging costs.
Dentists who would like to participate in the Dental Benefits Workshop can apply here.