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"How To Survive and Thrive in a PPO and Corporate Environment" with Dr. Charles Blair


Continuing Education Lecture

 “The New Normal - How to Survive and Thrive in a PPO and Corporate Environment”

DATE -       Wednesday, March 14, 2018

TIME -        Registration – 8:00 am, Lecture – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

PLACE -     The Summit View, 555 Northampton Street (Rt. 5), Holyoke, MA

*****This course is specifically recommended for all Doctors, Staff, and those involved in the Dental Insurance Process within the office*****

COURSE TOPIC: Are you working “in” your practice, rather than “on” it?  Learn to see the big picture, analyze the business side of your practice, and take solid steps toward increasing profitability in an increasingly PPO and corporate environment.  Hear tips and strategies on: why corporate dentistry will continue to win; how to cope with increased competition; and hygiene department strategies.  Also, learn how to: move from a “cost-based” to “revenue-savvy” thinking; design the winning independent practice model; and plan a productive and profitable future for your practice.


COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, attendees will:

  1. Learn through predictive error correction, how to avoid typical coding errors.
  2. Gain knowledge into narratives and documentation.
  3. Master clinical protocol sequences, particularly perio.


THE SPEAKER:  Dr. Charles Blair is dentistry’s leading authority on insurance coding strategies, fee positioning and strategic planning. He has individually consulted with thousands of practices, helping them to identify and implement new strategies for increasing legitimate reimbursement.  Dr. Blair’s extensive background and expertise make him uniquely qualified to share his wealth of knowledge with the dental profession.  A widely-read and highly-respected author and publisher, he currently offers several publications, Coding with Confidence, Administration with Confidence, Diagnostic Coding for Dental Claims Submission, Medical Dental Cross Coding with Confidence and the Insurance Solutions Newsletter.  Also, through his expertise, he founded which optimizes insurance administration and aids in maximizing reimbursement.  He holds degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Mathematics, and Dental Surgery.

Financial Disclosure:  Dr. Blair is the founder of and has a commercial interest in that entity.

THE MENUBreakfast Buffet of scrambled eggs, French toast, home fries and bacon, mini Danish, as well as coffee/tea/juice/bottled water/soda.

         Lunch will consist of assorted sandwiches and wraps, pasta salad, soup du jour, potato chips, assorted brownies and cookies, and coffee/tea/bottled water.

CREDITS -  7 CEU – Lecture


Valley District Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider Approved by the Massachusetts Dental Society.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE Provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

Valley District Dental Society is designated as an approved PACE Program provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal Continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 8/25/17 to 8/24/2021. Subject code 148


As most of you are aware, in an effort to streamline our registration process and control costs, the Valley District Dental Society has implemented an online registration/payment portal.  Please visit the following link
and select the correct ticket types for Doctors, Non-ADA Doctors, Retired Dentists/Residents, or Auxiliaries/Students in your practice.  You will be asked for the names of all attendees and can pay using a credit or debit card.  Please print your tickets & bring them with you. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER MARCH 7, 2018.

Registration runs through March 7th at the following rates:

Doctor (ADA Dentist) - $295                         Non-ADA Dentists - $375                 

Retired Dentists/Residents - $165                  Auxiliary/Dental Students - $150


NO REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MARCH 7th.  There is no registration at the door.  If you would like to pay by check or call in credit card information to Amy at any time prior to March 7th, please be aware that an additional $5 fee per person will apply. You may call Amy at the Valley District Dental Society at 413-568-8200 Monday, Wednesday, or Fridays from 10a.m. until 3p.m.





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