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From dental billing to practice transitions: Learning opportunities with CDA Endorsed Services in San Francisco Sept. 9-11

September 07, 2021 1341

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CDA’s Endorsed Services are coming to CDA Presents in San Francisco Sept. 9-11. All of them will be on-site in the exhibit hall at the Moscone Center, and several will present courses on topics ranging from the California Dental Practice Act to advanced marketing strategies to generate new patients. Unless otherwise noted, all courses will take place at The Spot, the open education theater in booth 1212. Here’s a preview of the five courses.

Beyond providing CDA members with exclusive savings on products and services to assist their day-to-day business, CDA’s Endorsed Services also offer continuing education courses and other learning opportunities that cover financing, human resources, dental billing and other topics.

In the last two months, for example, WEO Media presented a webinar to help dentists bring their websites into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, while Bank of America and CDA co-presented a webinar for associate dentists who are contemplating whether practice ownership is right for them. Those courses were available to members through CDA's Online Learning platform.

Now, CDA’s Endorsed Services are coming to CDA Presents in San Francisco Sept. 9-11. All of them will be on-site in the exhibit hall at the Moscone Center, and several will present courses. Unless otherwise noted, all courses will take place at The Spot, the open education theater in booth 1212.

Here’s a preview of courses presented by CDA’s Endorsed Services.

‘Dental Billing Trends in 2021’ presented by Consentus Business Services

Thursday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-noon
Speakers: Gwyn Bogue, Krysten Garduno 
1 unit C.E.

COVID-19 has impacted the dental landscape over the last year and a half, which in turn has changed internal billing practices. Consentus Business Services’ revenue-cycle management experts will discuss how the dental team can adapt to and overcome those billing challenges and leverage coding and software to increase production. Attendees will leave understanding dental and medical cross-coding and how to improve the patient and teledental experience. 

‘California Dental Practice Act’ presented by HR for Health

Friday, Sept. 10, 8-10 a.m. and again 1-3 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 11, 8-10 a.m.
Speaker: Ali Oromchian, JD
2 units C.E.

The California Dental Practice Act contains the basic body of laws governing dentistry (Business & Professions Code 1600). California law requires every dental professional to have a grasp of that basic body of the law along with the related portions of the California Code of Regulations and other select California statutes. Ali Oromchian will explain dentists’ and dental auxiliaries’ legal roles and responsibilities and the laws concerning dental professional licenses.

‘Advanced Marketing Strategies for Accelerating Practice Growth’ presented by WEO Media

Friday, Sept. 10, 1-2 p.m.
Speaker: Cory Roletto, MBA

Existing and start-up dental practices will learn how to create a comprehensive marketing strategy that follows the newest changes and trends in online marketing. Attendees will learn which key items to implement in their marketing strategy and how to measure their success. Speaker Cory Roletto will also discuss changes in website optimization, social media and Google’s algorithm that can be utilized to optimize the practice website and generate new patients.

‘The Path to Ownership’ – 2-part course presented by Bank of America

Thursday, Sept. 10, self-study course 
Speakers: Katie Fornelli, Jason Tyson

Can I get a loan? Is now the right time to buy? Am I ready to be a leader, and how do I manage patients? Associate dentists who are wondering if practice ownership is the right move for them or if the practice they’re interested in buying is the right fit will get answers to these questions and more in this two-part webinar co-presented by CDA and Bank of America Practice Solutions. Attendees will learn about the loan approval process and how to prepare for it, the importance of a business plan and more.

‘Preparing for a Practice Transition’ – by multiple presenters

Thursday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-noon
Speakers: Katie Fornelli, Ali Oromchian, JD, LLM, Cory Roletto, MBA, Tiffany Maly, Brett LeMmon, CPA
Room 159
2 units C.E.

This workshop will address all the elements of a practice transition, whether dentists are considering hiring an associate, bringing on a partner, selling their practice or otherwise preparing to transition their practice ownership. Attendees will learn from five industry experts, including an attorney, a CPA and others who specialize in marketing, employment, practice management, financing and dental billing.

Course seating will accommodate social distancing

Seating will be set up to accommodate social distancing as part of the COVID-19 safety protocols in place at the convention, which means space is limited. Advance registration is required for all courses at CDA Presents, including lectures at The Spot.

Finding CDA Endorsed Services in the exhibit hall

Dentists and their teams can learn more about CDA’s Endorsed Services, see demonstrations of products and services and ask questions by visiting the companies’ booths in the exhibit hall at the Moscone Center. Here’s where to find them:

•    Bank of America Practice Solutions – Booth 710
•    CareCredit – Booth 721
•    Cosentus – Booth 709
•    eAssist Dental Solutions – Booth 715
•    HR for Health – Booth 717
•    WEO Media – Booth 713 

Learn more about all CDA Endorsed Services. Learn more about or register for CDA Presents.