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“The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health” – “NJDA Loses Court Battle!”

Cliff’s Notes for February 19, 2012

 

Cliff Marsh, Henry Schein ……Cell: 201-321-7494……Fax: 201-262-2210…..E-mail: cliff.marsh@henryschein.com

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The reason we do what we do, is so that we can to do what we want to do, when we want to do it!

It’s a tongue twister, but working as a team and making informed decisions, will get us there.

 

 

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”

George Washington

 

This Week’s Feature on the Cliff’s Notes Channel

“The American Academy of Oral Systemic Health ”

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In This Week’s Issue

  • The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health!
  • NJDA Loses Court Battle!
  • Dental Billing & Coding – Full Day Session!
  • Product Review – Total Health Patient Education!
  • Commentary for Sunday, February 12, 2012 – Products Liability!


The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health………………………………………………………

The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health is an organization of health care leaders and health professionals dedicated to the relationship of oral health and whole body health. AAOSH membership includes and is open to health professionals from many allied health disciplines, corporate supporters and sponsors, health educators, and healthcare leaders.

Understanding the emerging science-driven relationships between the mouth and the body, AAOSH promotes building closer ties between allied health professionals and improving interdisciplinary communication and professional referral relationships.

AAOSH invites all health professionals and members of the healthcare community at large to increase their understanding of the many relationships between the mouth and the body, and to become actively involved with us in changing the public and professional attitudes and awareness related to the many oral-systemic connections.

For more information log onto: www.aaosh.org or Henry Schein Total Health Learning: Earn Dental CE Credits Online … Accredited Dental Continuing Education Courses Free Through Live Webinars an Online Training. http://www.totalhealthlearning.com/

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Dr. Jacqueline Russo Talks about the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health

Jacqueline Russo, nurse and dentist, speaks about her commitment to educating the public on the mouth-body connection.

 

NJDA Loses Court Battle! ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

A state appeals court has turned away the New Jersey Dental Association’s challenge to a state regulation that forces dentists to charge reduced rates for certain services. The state Department of Banking and Insurance did not act improperly when it allowed two dental insurance carriers to bundle two plans for its subscribers — one that provided coverage for certain services and another that set a fee schedule for non-covered services that dentists had to agree to, the Appellate Division held Wednesday February 15th in New Jersey Dental Association v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., A-2916-10. 

This information was supplied to Cliff’s Notes by JoAnn Pietro, RN, Esq. of Wahrenberger & Pietro LLP
JoAnn Pietro specializes in litigation and health law in Dentistry and is recommended by Cliff’s Notes. Contact information jpietro@wpslawfirm.com  / www.wpslawfirm.com

 

Dental Billing and Coding: Maximize Practice Revenue……………………………………………………………………….
Friday March 2, 2012   9:00 am – 4:00 pm / 6 CEU’s / Cost: $140.00

More insurance billing & better collections. Patients, who understand their insurance benefits, accept treatment. These are just some of the rewards your office can expect to reap by fully understanding dental billing and coding, and knowing how to read an insurance EOB, or Explanation of Benefits document.

Speaker: Christine Taxin: Course Objectives and Outcomes:

Establish basic knowledge of dental insurance and EOBs – Examine typical insurance collection problems, and learn how to avoid them – Eliminate common mistakes on dental insurance claims – Know how to get the most out of patients’ dental benefits  – Increase confidence that production goals that are set can be met!

For more information or to register, please click on the link below: 

https://www.dsi-nj.com/courses/continuing-education/dental-billing-and-coding-maximize-practice-revenue

 

Product Review – Total Health Patient Education Kit…………………………………………………………….

Why don’t patients keep their appointments? It’s time to change the culture and raise dentistry on the priority list. This is a marketing effort that will increase patient flow and raise the level of care your office provides. You need to communicate! 

The Total Health Kit provides all the information required to introduce your patients to the new world of preventive medicine. The tag line is “Your Mouth is a Window into the Health of the Rest of Your Body”.

The easy to read literature covers Perio Disease – Oral Cancer & HPV – Sleep Disorders – Heart Disease – Diabetes – Pregnancy.

Why try to re-invent the wheel? The complete kit costs $89.99 and is available for next day delivery. Part #125-0112.

For more information on advancing your practice of dentistry, log onto: www.aaosh.org

 

Commentary for Sunday February 19, 2012……………………………………………………………

In today’s market we are all looking to save a few bucks, but are we willing to gamble and extend our liabilities. I said it before and I’ll say it again, only buy product from authorized distributors. If you are not sure who is authorized and who is not, call the manufacturer. Your reputation and future depend on it. I could have listed a countless number of articles addressing the concerns, but I know you have seen many of them before. Here are 3 of the most recent.

FDA warns of counterfeit cancer drug – CNN.com

3 days ago … The FDA says a counterfeit version of the anti-cancer drug Avastin may have been purchased and used in practices in the United States.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/15/health/fda-avastin-counterfeit/index.html

Gray Market vs. Black Market | Inside Dentistry | dentalaegis.com

The channels used for gray market products typically are the same channels used to sell counterfeit products. Counterfeit drugs and devices used in dentistry.

http://www.dentalaegis.com/id/2011/04/gray-market-versus-black-market

WHPA ‘Be Aware’ counterfeit medical products campaign

FDI World Dental Federation http://www.fdiworldental.org. WHPA ‘Be Aware’ counterfeit medical products campaign. For more information about Be Aware, please log onto:

http://www.whpa.org/WHPA_Counterfeit_Medicines_campaign.pdf

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Cliff Marsh

Henry Schein Dental

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Pine Brook, NJ 07058

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