Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Presented by Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS
Periodontal disease starts with a biofilm-based infection that creates a wound that, in turn, induces the inflammatory cascade responsible for the disease. This wound must be taken seriously and treated at the earliest possible stages. The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions 2017 defines 4 levels of periodontal health and includes staging and grading system for periodontitis as well as classification of peri-implant disease. This interactive workshop introduces the 2018 Perio Protocols Flow Chart© to provide a framework to meet the indi-vidualized needs of the patient.
Most dental professionals are caring, ethical, and honest. They would never knowingly perpetrate any type of dental fraud, abuse, or scam. We have worked too long and hard to complete our education and licensure to allow fraud and abuse to jeop-ardize success. Procedure codes are part of every patient encounter even if there are no dental benefits. Without knowledge of the codes and how they are being applied, there is a likelihood of fraud being committed.
- Learn and review the ADPIED dental hygiene process of care to identify the causative and influencing factors that
can be reduced, eliminated, or prevented.
- Identify the difference between treatment case types and disease classifications
- Define the difference between D4355, D1110, D4346 and D4910 codes
- Protect against fraud being committed even by accident
- Grasp the reasons why carriers can remap (down-code) but dental practices cannot
PLEASE NOTE: Handouts will be provided at the course.
Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS believes dentistry is no longer just about fixing teeth; dentistry is oral medicine. Her work helps dental professionals embrace the opportunities and understand the metrics that accurate insurance coding provides. The American Dental Association recognized her expertise by inviting her to write a chapter in its CDT 2017 Companion book and again for the CDT 2018 Companion. Patti holds publishing and speaking licenses with the ADA for Current Dental Terminology©2018 and a license for SNODENT©2018 diagnostic coding. She is the author of the DentalCodeology series of easy-to-read bite-size books.