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COVID-19 advocacy, dental benefit plan contracting featured in CDA Presents courses

May 11, 2021 1849
The Art and Science of Dentistry virtual convention

Quick Summary:

The courses will offer prudent guidance and tips on employment practices, patient communication and dental benefit contracts, and all are designed to strengthen dental teams.

CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry virtual convention kicks off May 13 with more than 60 C.E. courses, including exciting courses developed by CDA’s Practice Support and Public Affairs teams. The courses will offer prudent guidance and tips on employment practices, patient communication and dental benefit contracts, and all are designed to strengthen dental teams.

Here’s a preview of the courses developed and presented or co-presented by CDA:

To Contract or Not to Contract? Working With Dental Benefit Contracts

Speakers: Cindy Hartwell, Katie Fornelli, Lisa Greer
Thursday, May 13, 12-1:30 p.m.
1.5 C.E. units

This lecture will examine the pros and cons of contracting with dental benefit plans. Analysts will cover how to evaluate and analyze different dental benefit plans to help dentists determine which is the best fit for their practice.

Ask the Experts: COVID-19 Cal/OSHA and Employment Practices

Speakers: Teresa Pichay,CHPC; Michelle Corbo, PHR, PHRca
Friday, May 14, 8-9 a.m.
1.0 C.E. unit

CDA Practice Support analysts will answer the most frequently asked questions about Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulation and employee leave laws. Practice owners will learn about their obligations for paying the wages of employees who are affected by COVID-19.

Get Your HR House in Order: Hindsight Is 20/20

Speakers: Michelle Corbo, PHR, PHRca; Ali Oromchian, Esq.
Saturday, May 15, 8-10 a.m.
2.0 C.E. units

Labor and employment lawyers have been experiencing an influx of federal and state lawsuits in response to the pandemic. In this course, attendees will learn how to protect themselves from the most common employment and discrimination claims.

Dentistry’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in California

Speakers: Richard Nagy, DDS; Jayanth Kumar, DDS, MPH
Thursday, May 13, 12-1 p.m.
1.0 C.E. unit

State Oral Health Director Dr. Jayanth Kumar and Dr. Richard Nagy will discuss the status of the pandemic in California and provide an overview of the ongoing advocacy by public health agencies and organized dentistry to support dental practitioners.

Oral Health Literacy: Achieving Patient Behavior Change Through Effective Communication

Speakers: Lindsey Robinson, DDS; Francisco Ramos-Gomez, DDS, MS, MPH; Jayanth Kumar, DDS, MPH; Linda Neuhauser, DrPH, MPH
Thursday, May 13 3-4:30 p.m.
1.5 C.E. units

This course introduces dental professionals to the essential skills for communicating with patients to Enhance behavioral change and improve patient outcomes.

Learn more about these courses in theCDA Presents virtual convention schedule andregister today.