Two ways to learn about Denti-Cal improvements in Anaheim

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will present two different programs at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry this year that highlight the incentive opportunities available through the Dental Transformation Initiative and provide insight on how to successfully navigate the most common challenges Denti-Cal providers face. The two lectures will happen at The Spot Educational Theater (The Spot) at the Anaheim meetingin May.

The first presentation, "Successfully Navigating Denti-Cal: The Top 10 List of What Dentists Need to Know," will inform dentists and their team members on the recent policy and benefit changes in addition to providing a high-level overview of the Denti-Cal program's guidelines. Attendees will gain an improved understanding of the program’s rules and requirements, how to avoid common claim denials and how to submit an appeal on behalf of their patients. This lecture is presented by Nirmala J. Prabhu, DMD, and is scheduled for Friday, May 5, from 3 to 4 p.m.

The second presentation, “Improving the Oral Health of California’s Children: The Dental Transformation Initiative,” highlights the Dental Transformation Initiative currently offered through the Denti-Cal program, including opportunities to increase access to care for California’s 14 million beneficiaries and the provider incentives available to participating dentists. This course will discuss the four domains of the program and how dentists can play a pivotal role in helping meet the program goals of increasing the use of preventive dental services for children; preventing and treating more early childhood caries; and increasing continuity of care for children. The course will discuss the incentive opportunities Denti-Cal dentists may receive by participating in this innovative program.

Anastasia Dodson, MPP, acting chief of the Medi-Cal Dental Services Division at DHCS, and Brian Kennedy, DDS, will co-present this lecture scheduled for Friday, May 5, from 4 to 5 p.m.

For more information about recent changes to Denti-Cal, visit the Dental Transformation Initiative page on the DHCS website. For more information about this lecture and other courses at CDA Presents, visit cdapresents.com/anaheim2017.

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