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Upcoming Webinar

Many dental practices are having great difficulty filling open positions. Register for the MDS Dental Practice and Benefits Committee webinar on Tuesday, December 7, at 7:30 pm, to learn different strategies for recruiting dental assistants and what the Committee is doing to help address this challenge.

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BORID Courses at Yankee

Fulfill your BORID and statutory required courses at Yankee 2022 when you take a complimentary pain management or infection control CE course.

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MDS Book Club

The MDS Dentist Health and Wellness Committee invites MDS members to take part in its next MDS Book Club meeting! The next book covered will be The Whisper Man by Alex North. Join your colleagues on Thursday, December 9, at 6:30 pm, to discuss the novel and socialize with colleagues.

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Let's face it, submitting clean claims to a third-party payer (i.e., an insurance carrier) is critical to ensure claims payment and contract compliance, but it can sometimes be a complicated and frustrating task for dental offices to determine what procedure code to utilize for a given procedure. That’s why staying up-to-date with current dental terminology (CDT) codes is imperative. Dentistry is an ever-evolving profession, and CDT 2022 and Coding Companion Kit with App is an essential resource for every dental practice to have in place. CDT codes are critical to the everyday workings of dental practices. This important coding tool includes full descriptors, as well as the CDT e-book and app. 

The MDS Dental Practice and Benefits Committee recommends that in addition to having the most current CDT guide that you also review the answers in the ADA Center for Professional Success's Most Frequently Asked Coding Questions. For example, "How do I know which CDT code is appropriate to document the service I delivered?" or "Why is there no CDT Code for the procedure I am providing today?" Knowing the answers to these questions—and more—will enable you to assist your dental team better handle the benefits needs of your patients.
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