Course Listing

MSDA Endorsed CE Weekend Retreat

Sponsored by MSDA's Endorsed Program & Vendors

Friday, March 17, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM            A Facelife For Your Practice - Adding Botox and Dermal                                                         Filler Procedures
                                            by: Dr. Gigi Meinecke
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM              Understanding Risk Management in Dental Practice:                                                               Insights from the Point of View of an Expert Witness
                                            by: Dr. Tom Borgia

Saturday, March 18, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM              Non-Neoplastic Diseases of the Oral Mucosa: What's New                                                      for "Old Diseases"
                                              by: Dr. James Sciubba
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM                 Dental Insurance in a New Era - Making the Most of It -                                                          2017 and Beyond
                                              by: Dr. Robert Laurenzano

Course Descriptions

A Facelife For Your Practice - Adding Botox and Dermal                                                       Filler Procedures
by: Dr. Gigi Meinecke

You already know colleagues who currently deliver these services.  Would facial injectables be a good fit for your practice?  This course will help you understand what these products are, what they do and help determine whether your practice population and location could support investment in the injectable market.  We’ll also discuss training costs, overhead and how to ease into this market with minimum outlay.

Course Objectives:

At the Conclusion of the Course the Participant Should:

  • Know the difference between Botox® and dermal fillers and their indications
  • Define the patient demographic that most frequently utilizes facial injectables
  • Establish realistic expectations of return on investment in injectable procedures


Dr. Tom Borgia

Understanding Risk Management in Dental Practice: Insights from the Point of View of an Expert Witness

This lecture will be presented in two parts.  The first half will discuss basic legal concepts related to the reasons dentists may find themselves in court, including contract disputes  (with patients), informed consent issues and claims of negligence (torts).  These concepts will be explained through reviewing selected medical cases that have set precedent in malpractice law (that applies equally to dentistry) and the theories and developments behind how they came into being relevant in our current legal system.  The second half will be the presentation of approximately twenty actual dental malpractice cases (including radiographs in most cases), and discussion of why they became complaints.  Attendees will be encouraged to discuss why some cases involved poor or improper diagnoses, legally defined negligent treatment and poor record keeping that led to each particular action.


Dr. James Sciubba

Non-Neoplastic Diseases of the Oral Mucosa: What's New for "Old Diseases"

A largely clinical presentation with ample descriptions of what the practicing dentist and dental specialist witnesses in daily practice will be interwoven with the latest advances concerning entities that will include aphthous stomatitis, traumatic granulomas, the natural history of herpes virus infections and the three most common autoimmune mucosal diseases, mucosal pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris and oral lichen planus.

Stressed will be pathogenesis of the conditions mentioned with emphasis on the inflammatory process, a brief discussion of the innate immune system and the complexities underlying the molecular basis of pemphigoid and pemphigus. Aiding the clinical behaviors and discussion of each condition, a straightforward correlation with presenting laboratory pathology will also be discussed briefly as an illustrative tool. Many clinical examples of oral lichen planus will be presented in conjunction with current thinking of the host- immune system axis. Management updates will be offered in relation to disease management and overall prognosis.


Dr. Robert Laurenzano

Dental Insurance in a New Era - Making the Most of It -                                                          2017 and Beyond

Attendees will gain knowledge and understanding of the following realities and processes:

  • Practical tips on getting claims paid
  • Correct Coding
  • Electronic Transmission
  • Are all plans alike?
  • Do I have to accept insurance?
  • Why bother requesting PTEs?
  • Properly handling the EEB/PTE
  • Informed consent
  • Alternate benefits
  • Efficient claim submission and how to get paid faster
  • Recent CDT code updates and a preview of 2018 codes
  • Are dental procedures ever paid by the Medical plan?
  • Does medical plan participation make sense for a dentist?
  • How to avoid waiting times on-hold
  • Who is really reviewing my claims?

 

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