turn your treatment plans into treatment performed

Let's Talk Medical Billing for your dental practice!

Earn 14 CEs at Our 2-Day Workshop in Chicago, IL 

April 17-18, 2020

Why The Most Successful Dentists Have Integrated Medical Billing Into Their Practice (And Maybe You Should Too)

  • Reduce write-offs & collect full fees (even in a PPO World)
  • Increase profitability for your practice by billing medical insurance first
  • Increase case acceptance -- Medical Billing help patients say YES 

Help your patients afford the treatment they need while increasing practice revenue through medical reimbursement

Dentists can bill medical insurance for services that are medically necessary in the dental practice. You should be billing medical insurance if you provide the following services:

  • Sleep Apnea Appliances
  • Cone Beam CBCT
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Implants
  • Oral Surgery
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Sinus Lifts / Bone Grafts
  • Trauma

What You'll Learn

Easily Integrate Medical Reimbursement With Proven Processes From Coding Experts

  • Comparison of Dental Insurance v’s Medical Insurance; Dental Insurance should be considered as supplemental policy
  • Patient Assessment and Screening Process; How this translates to medical billing
  • Conditions Medical Insurance Companies Will Consider; It is not all about drill and fill 

We’ll introduce medical billing, the verification of benefits, letter of medical necessity, & many other useful pieces of information to make medical billing successful in your practice

  • How to integrate medical billing into your dental practice
  • Learn about the documentation & records necessary for medical billing
  • Become acclimated with completing the CMS-1500 claim form
  • ICD-10 codes
  • CPT codes for procedures & services
  • HCPCS codes for durable medical equipment, supplies, orthotics


Day 1 - Friday, April 17

8:00am - 8:30amBreakfast
8:30am - 12:00pmMorning Session with Sheila Pozdol
12:00pm - 1:00pmLunch
1:00pm - 3:00pmContinued Session with Sheila Pozdol
3:00pm - 5:00pmAfternoon Session with Denise Leonard

Day 2 - Saturday, April 18

8:00am - 8:30amBreakfast
8:30am - 12:00pmMorning Session with Patti DiGangi
12:00pm - 1:00pmLunch
1:00pm - 3:00pmContinued Session with Patti DiGangi
4:00pm - 5:00pmQ&A Session

Sessions & Speakers

Don't You dare bill that to dental insurance -- bill it to medical insurance first!

Let’s be real. Much of the dental care that people receive is actually medical care! Right? If you believe in oral systemics, then you need to get your mind focused on billing medical insurance first ... always! Dental care for the medical health of the body is medical care that absolutely and always must be billed first to the patient’s medical insurance. Stop wasting your time and your patients’ limited dental benefits trying to get payments from their dental insurance with their $1000 annual limits and their corrected /adjusted fees. Bill medical insurance first, where there are often no limits and fewer adjustments. This is the only way to practice!

About Your Medical Billing Expert, Denise Leonard

Denise Leonard the office manager at University Dental Professional and co-founder of DDS Med Billing with over 24+ years of progressively responsible experience managing a wide range of front office operations for multi-providers dental offices. She is well-versed in all aspects of practice management with a focus on maximizing productivity through improved processes and teamwork, and she has a strong commitment to patient satisfaction and practice profitability. Denise has two kids, two grandkids, and two dogs. A member of the AAOSH, Certified AAPC Medical Dental cross coding.

About Your Medical Billing Expert, Sheila Pozdol

Sheila is the co-founder of DDS Medical Billing and the Insurance Billing Specialist at University Dental Professionals and Hyde Park Dental Specialists where she has spent the last decade of her 30+ year career in dentistry. Early on in her profession as a clinical assistant she gained a strong clinical background that has enabled her to successfully navigate and maximize medical and dental insurance reimbursement. With her expertise and knowledge Sheila boasts an outstanding 100%+ collections ratio. She has a passion for continued education and all things insurance.

Sheila was born and raised in Chicago where she currently resides with her fiancé John and their dog Anna Bell, where she cheers on all her favorite Chicago sports teams, The Chicago Cubs, The Chicago Blackhawks and the Kansas City Chiefs!

Medically Necessary Coding-Documentation

Dental implants have become standard of care in dentistry. Implants provide excellent
value and can be a terrific investment in long-term oral and systemic health. They provide an
example of the importance of documentation to support medical necessity whether filing dental
and medical claims. Many factors play into the decision to have implants. Technology, patient
financing and coding expertise are active partners on the initial decision. This doesn’t end with
the placement of implants. They require regular maintenance and proper home care for
optimal success. Patients need to make an investment not once but over and over to maintain

  • Learn the simple equation: Medical Diagnosis=Medically Necessary Treatment=Medically Necessary Coding= Reimbursement.
  • Succeed in your medical billing claims based on full accurate documentation
  • Routinely use SOAP documentation format for consistency and success
  • Write simple and effective “Twitter-Style” medical necessity narratives
  • Play the game of medical necessity documentation.

About your Coding & Documentation Expert, Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS

Patti believes dentistry is no longer just about fixing teeth; dentistry is oral medicine. AND its time we got around to truly practicing it. Her new brand: Beyond Oral Health challenges us do so.

We can have world with no oral cancer, cure not just manager perio disease and we can also have a caries-free world but not by doing more of the same.

Patti’s specialty is coding-medically necessary coding. Her efforts have assisted thousands of professionals to code more accurately and efficiently. She teaches the why behind the codes. In fact, the American Dental Association recognized her expertise by inviting her to write a chapter in its CDT 2017 Companion book and again for CDT 2018 Companion. Patti holds publishing and speaking licenses with ADA for Current Dental Terminology©2020. Are you ready to have your brain scrambled and have some fun?

Get Your Tickets!

Friday & Saturday

April 17-18, 2020 

7:30am - 5:00pm
GC America
3737 W. 127th St.

Alsip, IL 60803

$50 - $249

Early Bird Special -- $50 off course ticket before March 9, 2020

Free Parking -- Breakfast & Lunch will be provided