ADE Seminars

Maximizing Insurance for the Surgical Dental Practice – Coding Course

Dates: August 28, 2009    Register Now!
Location: Baltimore, MD
Academy of General Dentistry Approved

1/1/2007 to 12/31/2010

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Incorporating third party insurance into the dental practice has traditionally been limited to dental insurance. Most practices rarely, if ever, attempt to seek reimbursement under major medical insurance. Medical insurance plans may cover a variety of dental surgical procedures associated with biopsies, periodontal surgery, extractions, bone grafting, ridge augmentation, sinus augmentation, diagnostic imaging, dental implants and behavior management.

The common impression is that major medical insurance may only be used when there is congenital defects, pathology or traumatic injury. Although dental insurance usually covers routine dental therapy, many individual plans have a large number of exclusions. Dental implants and all related care is usually not covered. Major medical insurance may actually cover a larger number of procedures than dental insurance, and one does not necessarily need the service provider to have a medical license.

There are significant differences between filing dental insurance as compared to major medical insurance. This ranges from the claim forms themselves, treatment codes, attachments and clinical data.

Course Objectives

This interactive one day course will provide an overview of dental and medical insurance. Specific coding sets for common dental surgical procedures will be reviewed. Topics to be covered include procedure code selection, diagnostic information, documentation, claims narratives, claims attachments and claims filing.

Participants will also be exposed to clinical examples of each surgical procedure. This will enable the participant to better understand what occurs in the treatment room, and make them a better communicator with their patients.


This course is designed for the dental business office staff, treatment coordinator and Doctor. The philosophy is to create a more educated dental team which can maximize the use of third-party payers.

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between dental and medical insurance
  • Requirements for a complete dental insurance claim
  • Requirements for a complete medical insurance claim
  • Dental & Medical procedure codes
  • Diagnostic information needed to be collected by the clinical staff
  • Medical Diagnostic codes
  • Completing claims for Dental & Medical Insurance
  • Grouping procedure codes to maximize reimbursement


Peter Shatz Peter Shatz, DDS is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Periodontics at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics of periodontics and dental implantology. He has had numerous journal articles and textbook chapters published, and has contributed extensively to the literature available on these topics. Dr. Shatz is the past President of the Atlanta Chapter of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity and is the editor for the Northwestern District Dental Society. He is also a consultant to the Georgia Board of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to periodontal care and dental implants in Atlanta, Georgia at Kennestone Periodontics, P.C. To contact Dr. Shatz, email him at

Course Schedule


7:30Registration / Breakfast
8:00Basics of Dental & Medical Insurance
Clinical Documentation Requirements
Diagnosis Coding
10:20Procedure Coding
Dental & Medical Code sets
1:00Procedure Coding
Dental & Medical Code sets
3:20Completion of Claim Forms
Clinical Workshop / Skills Practice

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Location Information

Hotel & Lecture

Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Local Phone: 410-962-0202
Toll Free: 1-800-228-9290
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Air Travel

Nearest airport is Baltimore Washington International (BWI)

How to Register

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Clip and mail the registration form below to:
Dr. Emma Galvan
10635 Gramercy Place Ste 339
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 301-332-4889
Fax: 301-862-1981

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Program includes course materials, refreshments, and lunch.
7 CE credits.
Academy of General Dentistry Approved

1/1/2007 to 12/31/2010

Maximizing Insurance for the Surgical Dental Practice – Coding Course

Please fax registration form to 301-862-1981

Course Dates:   August 28, 2009
Course Fee:  $695.00
Location:  Baltimore, MD
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In case of cancellation by registrant, refunds will be made if received NO LATER than four weeks prior to start of course date. A $50 processing fee is charged on refunds. In the rare event that attendance is insufficient, participants will be notified of cancellation or reschedule one month prior to course date and a full refund will be given. In such circumstance, organizers will not be held liable for any expenses already incurred by any participant. Advanced Dental Education Seminars, LLC is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of ADE Seminars, LLC are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2007 to 12/31/2010.

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