Dental Therapists – A New Generation of Oral Health Providers, Part 2: Implementation and Business Best Practices

Incorporating a dental therapist into your practice is an incredible opportunity to enhance your team and provide oral health care in our most underserved communities. During this 1.5 hour webinar, the second in our two-part series, you will gain insights on how dental practices successfully integrate dental therapists into everyday practice. Six panelists, ranging from providers to billing liaisons, will share their ideas. These insights include the most commonly billed procedures, the similarities and differences among dental therapists and dentists in providing care and revenue cycle management, the salary and benefits package range for dental therapists, and business models employed by various dental offices who have successfully added one or more dental therapists to their mix. While this course details the care and business model for dental therapy integration in Minnesota, dental professionals throughout the world will gain essential insights on accessibility, affordability, and billing practices.
Course Type:

Register for Upcoming Sessions

February 10, 2021

Location:

Zoom Webinar

Course Number: CF2689

Description

Learn How To

  • Discuss the benefits and potential roadblocks when adding a dental therapist to your team
  • Example a standard Collaborative Management Agreement between a dentist and a dental therapist
  • Recognize the most commonly provided and billed procedures by dental therapists
  • Consider how dental therapists communicate among assistants, hygienists, and dentists when providing care
  • Address the potential of adding a dental therapist to your business model and annual budget
  • Analyze 3rd party payer and governmental program billing and reimbursement best practices when adding a dental therapist to your dental office
  • Utilization of an Advanced Dental Therapist

Training Methods

Panel discussion


The Pew Charitable Trusts provided educational support for this course.

This course is a partnership with the Minnesota Dental Therapy Association.

Credits and Fees

Tuition

$20

You must register for this course by 12 PM Central Time on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, to receive Zoom webinar information & continuing dental education credits.

Credits

1.5 hours

Minnesota Credits

1.5 Fundamental Credit Hours


Includes CORE Subject Area:

  • Patient Communications

Schedule

Time

7:00 to 8:30 PM

View the course program

Presenters

The presenters and panelists are members of the Minnesota Dental Therapy Association as well as providers of dental care. Final presenter details will be available January 2021.

Already Registered

Prepare for Your Zoom Webinar

  • Create your free Zoom account at www.zoom.us.
  • Download the Zoom application to your computer, if prompted.
  • If needed, test Zoom before the course or watch YouTube videos for tips on how to join a meeting.

30 Minutes Before Your Webinar Starts 

  1. Look for the Zoom Meeting ID and Password in your email in-box.

    IMPORTANT: The Zoom Meeting ID and Password will be sent to the email address used to register you for this webinar. Please check all of your known email in-boxes—work and personal—for this information.

  2. Go to www.Zoom.us
  3. Choose Join a Meeting in the upper right corner.
  4. If prompted, download Zoom information or click Yes to run Zoom.
  5. Type in your first name and last initial, if prompted. Provide your email, if requested.
  6. You will see a welcome screen and should hear music. If you do not hear music, check your volume and adjust as needed. Throughout the event, you will be on mute, and your video will not be on.
  7. Say hello in the chat box.
  8. Locate the Q and A folder. If you have questions during the webinar, type your questions here. Our presenters respond to questions at the end of their allotted presentation time.

Having Difficulty? Email jopete@umn.edu

Certificates of Completion

Our goal is to provide a personalized Certificate of Completion within 48 hours of the completion of the program.

IMPORTANT: Your Certificate of Course Completion will be sent to the email address used to register you for this webinar. Please check all of your known email in-boxes—work and personal—for this information.

If you do not receive your certificate within 5 days of the program, email cdeumn@umn.edu