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DateTitleSpeaker(s):



Saturday,
January 30, 2010

The Dental Team: Advocates for Victims of Domestic Abuse 
&
The Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Systemic Diseases

Christine Wisnom, RN




Saturday,
February 20, 2010

Current Dental Terminology (CDT) Coding
Easy-Understandable-Practical

Wayne S. Silverman, DDS




 Registration Form

Date:

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Time:8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:University of Maryland Dental School
650 West Baltimore Street, Ground Level
Baltimore, MD 21201

Tuition:

Early bird pricing on or before January 8, 2010
     Dentist $260 - Hygienist/Auxiliary $170

General pricing on or after January 9, 2010
     Dentist $295 - Hygienist/Auxiliary $200

Credits:6 credit hours/lecture (two courses)

This course satisfies the requirement for a 2-hour Board approved program on Abuse and Neglect in Maryland.

Target Audience:

Entire Dental Team



Speaker:
Christine Wisnom, RN

 

The Dental Team: Advocates for Victims of Domestic Abuse 



Course Description

This course will provide guidelines for evaluating possible signs and symptoms of domestic abuse and neglect in children and adults. It reviews “red flag” behavioral patterns that alert dental health care providers to a potentially abusive situation when scheduling appointments, obtaining a history or conducting an examination. Maryland laws and regulations will be reviewed, including the format for reporting suspected cases. To expedite the reporting process, a resource page provides the phone numbers of local and state authorities. This course satisfies the requirement for a 2-hour Board approved program on Abuse and Neglect in Maryland for dentists and hygienists.  



Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the health care worker should be able to:

  • Understand the optimum method of obtaining a history
  • Understand the importance of examination and evidence collection
  • Integrate the local and state Abuse Resource Directory and sample reporting form into their office policies and procedures
  • Notify the authorities, within the designated time frame, when encountering suspected cases of abuse and/or neglect 
The Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Systemic Diseases


Course Description

We have been telling our patients for years that the mouth is part of the body, and evolving research now supports our claim. The relationship between periodontal disease, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, autoimmune conditions, renal disease, cancers, premature births and numerous other conditions are now being investigated.  Learn how the intra-oral inflammatory markers, C-reactive proteins and others affect the entire body. Also learn how maintenance of the periodontal tissues and dentition can impact these conditions.  This program will present cardiac disease, a leading cause of death in the United States, along with the current recommendations by the American Heart Association for prophylaxis prior to dental treatment. Understanding the current body of research will enable dental health care workers to educate their patients regarding the benefits of maintaining optimum oral health.    




Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  • Understand the impact of periodontal disease on systemic disease
  • Understand the primary factors involved in the process, which will enable them to impress upon their patients the necessity to maintain healthy periodontal tissues, and how it impacts their general health 
  • Integrate the updated American Heart Association protocols for prophylaxis prior to dental care into their office policy, while providing the safest possible care



Date:Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:
University of Maryland Dental School
650 West Baltimore Street, Ground Level
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tuition:
Early bird pricing on or before February 5, 2010
     Dentist $260 - Hygienist/Auxiliary $170


General pricing on or after February 6, 2010

     Dentist $295 - Hygienist/Auxiliary $200

Credits:7 credit hours/lecture

Tartet Audience:

Entire Dental Team

Speaker:

Wayne S. Silverman, DDS

Dr. Silverman is currently the Dental Director for Dominion Dental Services, Inc. and continues to practice in Hanover, PA. He previously served as the Dental Director for the Tricare Dental Plan administered by United Concordia. He is a certified dental consultant by the American Association of Dental Consultants and an expert practice reviewer for the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Dr. Silverman’s expertise has allowed him to work on cases involving fraud and insurance company activities against dentists. He is an active member of the Dean’s Faculty program at the University of Maryland Dental School.


Current Dental Terminology (CDT) Coding: Easy - Understandable - Practical



Course Description

This course will focus specifically on CDT codes. Participants will gain a better understanding of the most commonly used billing codes in practice.  Office personnel will learn the meaning of evaluation codes, what should be included in exam documentation and the overall increase of practice revenue. In addition, participants will learn a “periodontal disease management” program, as well as an in-depth review of the most commonly used and misused periodontal codes.  Other topics will include: monitoring insurance company utilization, establishing practice fees, filing electronic claims at no charge, learning to analyze practice reports, exam documentation and the overall increase of practice revenue.



Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  • Gain a better understanding of patient benefits
  • Understand how insurance companies think, work and affect your practice
  • Understand and learn the correct use of CDT codes
  • Learn efficient computer reporting and how to analyze the information
  • Increase practice efficiency and profitability

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