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CDT 2018 marks the first time teledentistry codes have been added to the CDT code set. With the click of a button, information can be sent at high speeds over many miles, increasing both efficiency of, and access to care AND new profit center for the practice. Another new code reflects the increasing role dentists play beyond a patient’s oral care in overall systemic health.

In-office measure of hemoglobin A1C, a blood test that provides information about a person’s average circulating blood sugar levels in the previous 3 months and has a code in 2018. These are two of many codes that have been added, revised and deleted. Many practices miss the opportunities accurate coding can provide. This interactive workshop explores how coding changes the role dental  rofessionals play beyond a patient’s oral care to improve overall systemic health AND increases the practice bottom line.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will:

  • Identify recent new and revised CDT codes for CAMBRA, teledentistry, A1C testing and more
  • Map-out the changes new codes bring for each team member including the dentist
  • Increase coding accuracy and practice profitability
  • Know the steps of determining medical-dental necessity to optimize dental benefits and medical-dental cross-coding.

Audience: Dentists, hygienists, assistants and business professionals.

About the Speaker:

Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS has assisted thousands of professionals to code more accurately and efficiently. 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©2017 and a license for SNODENT©2017 diagnostic coding. She demystifies coding with workshops and little books of easily digestible stories about patients like we see every day. ROMA Manual on Dentistry A Lighthearted yet Deadly Serious Look at our Profession is the 7th book in her DentalCodeology series is of easy-to-read bite-size books. Patti can be reached at


Sep 14, 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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The Oncenter
800 South State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Central New York Dental Conference


Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS
Fifth District Dental Society

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