About Patti DiGangi

Patti DiGangi RDH, BS

Patti believes dentistry is no longer just about fixing teeth; dentistry is oral medicine. As a navigator and long-time clinician, she guides audiences through the rough waters of coding. Her efforts have 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 ©2019. Patti shares her insights and expertise through a book series called DentalCodeology–books of easily digestible stories about patients we see every day.

Patti offers for continued learning and growth through her DentalCodeology Insiders group and DentalCodeology Insurance Navigator Method online certification program.

Awards

2018 Dentistry Today 20th Annual Leaders in CE

2017 Dentistry Today 19th Annual Leaders in CE

2016 Dentistry Today 18th Annual Leaders in CE

2015 Dentistry Today 17th Annual Leaders in CE

2014 Dentistry Today 16th Annual Leaders in CE

2014 Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction

2013 Oral Cancer Foundation
Facebook Feature Friday Recognition

2013 Young Dental National Dental Hygiene Month Recognition

2013 Phillips Sonicare Mentor of Distinction
Illinois Dental Hygienist of the Year

Education and Degrees

National Speakers Association Annual Convention.
2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Beyond the Operatory Training.
New York, NY. September 21-22, 2011

Moraine Valley College.
Health Information Technology Certificate, 2012

National Dental EDI Council. 2009

Academy of General Dentistry.
Speaker’s Certification Program. 2005

Keller School of Management.
MBA with Certificate in Educational Management. 2001 to date

National Louis University.
Major: Health Care Leadership, 1996

Nitrous Oxide Certification. 1995

William Rainey Harper College.
Major: Dental Hygiene, AAS, 1973

American Dental Association.
SNODENT Licensee. 2014 to date
Current Dental Terminology (CDT) Licensee. 2011 to date
Evidence-Based Champion 2.0. 2008 to date

Velvet Touch Local Anesthesia Certification.
Rockford, IL. 2003

Linda Miles Speaking & Consulting Network Education.
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

American Heart Association.
BLS / HeartSaver Instructor. 2010 to date

American Red Cross.
Trainer / Educator. 1995-2010
CPR / Safety Instructor. 1993-2010
Multiple Instructor Cerfications. 1994-2004

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American Academy of Periodontology: Medical Coding & CDT Coding.
Chicago, IL. July, 2018

Achiever’s Circle.
Minneapolis, MN. June 23-25, 2017

Sharp Tank.
Addison, IL. March 10-14, 2017

Whatever it Takes in Business.
La Jolla, CA. 2015, 2016, 2017

Coursera Curriculum:
¬ Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome, University of Colorado Boulder & University of Colorado System.
January 2016 to date
¬ Achievers Conference. La Jolla, CA. Small Business Success.
September 24-27, 2015

Coursera Curriculum:
¬ Affordable Health Care Act II. University of Pennsylvania.
June 28, 2015
¬ CAMBRA with Dr. John Featherstone at University of California
San Francisco, CA. May 4, 2015

Speaking and Consulting Network.
Portland, OR. June 5-7, 2015

Health Care Professional Forum & Business Training.
Provo, UT. July 10-12, 2014

Speaking and Consulting Network Ride the Wave.
Tampa, FL. June 5-7, 2014

American Dental Association: Codes Maintenance Committee.
Chicago, IL. February 27-28, 2014

Practice Based Research Network Midwest Meeting.
Edina, MN. March 7-8, 2014

International Congress on Xylitol.
3rd Annual: 2011
4th Annual: 2013

American Academy for Oral & Systemic Health.
Cleveland, OH. June 21-23, 2012
Las Vegas, NV. September 20-21, 2013

Greater New York Dental Meeting.
New York, NY. November 30 – December 3, 2013

RDH Magazine Under One Roof.
Las Vegas, NV. July 17-19, 2013

Coursera Curriculum:
¬ Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics. University of Pennsylvania.
May 20 – July 8, 2013
¬ Rationing and Allocating Scarce Medical Resources. University of Pennsylvania.
May 20 – July 29, 2013
¬ Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Duke University.
April 15 – May 27, 2013
¬ Health Policy and the Affordable Care Act. University of Pennsylvania.
March 25 – May 20, 2013
¬ Health Informatics in the Cloud. Georgia Institute of Technology.
January 28 – March 29, 2013

Code Maintenance Committee.
Chicago, IL. February March, 2013

Smile Reminder Training.
Lehi, UT. September 9-11, 2012

Colgate Tech Tour.
New Jersey. April 16-17, 2012

Patterson Dental Eaglesoft Training.
Effingham, IL. March 26-27, 2012

Health Information Technology Certificate, Moraine Valley College, 2012
¬ Introduction to Information and Computer Science. August 2011
¬ The Culture of Healthcare. August, 2011
¬ Health Management Information Systems. October, 2011
¬ Introduction to Healthcare and Public Health in the U.S. October, 2011
¬ Usability and Human Factors. November, 2011
¬ Training and Instructional Design. November, 2011
¬ Professionalism Customer Service in the Healthcare Environment. December, 2011

CareerFusion Speaker/Authors Training. 2009, 2010

American Health Information Management Association. August, 2009

CareerFlow Speaker/Authors Training. 2007, 2008

Wellness & Whole Body Health Speakers Education. 2007

Triton Community College. 1993-1994

30-80 CEU/Year 1982-Present (Full listing available)

College of DuPage. 1982-1984

Books

ROMA Manual on Dentistry A Light-Hearted Yet Deadly Serious Look at our Profession.

ISBN: 978-0-9889491-9-5
April 15, 2017

DentalCodeology: What Every Dentist Needs to Know about Medicare NOW.

ISBN: 978-0-9889491-4-0
May 15, 2015

DentalCodeology: A Gingivitis Code Finally!

ISBN 978-0-9889491-7-1
September 1, 2016

DentalCodeology: More than Pocket Change.

ISBN: 978-0-9889491-0-2
April 2013

DentalCodeology: Jump Start Diagnostic Coding with Christine Taxin.

ISBN: 978-0-9889491-1-9
April 2014

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Let’s Talk about Money. eBook. Contributor.
November 2014

DentalCodeology: CDT Shifts 2014-2016 with Teresa Duncan.
ISBN 978-0-9889491-5-7
October 20, 2015

Accurate Coding Enhances Clarity and Profitability Chapter in Practical Practice Solutions in Dentistry by Dr. Sheri Doninger.
June 2017

CDT 2017 Companion, Chapter 12. American Dental Association.
September 1, 2016

CDT 2018 Companion, Chapter 12. American Dental Association.
September 1, 2017

DentalCodeology: CDT 2018 Shifts including 2018 Perio Protocols Flow Chart.
August 1, 2018

DentalCodeology: Teledentistry Pathway to Prosperity Critical Decisions Workbook with Cindy Purdy.
August 1, 2018

Lecture & Editorial Board Memberships

RDH Magazine
Key Influencer Panel, 1999 to date

American Heart Association
Basic Life Support Trainer, 2002 to date

GC America
Key Opinion Leaders, 2004 to date

Linda Miles Speaking and Consulting Network
2006 to date

Hu-Friedy
Thought Leaders, 2007 to date

American Academy of Oral Systemic Health
Founding Member, 2010 to date
Membership Chair, 2014

Young Innovations
Key Opinion Leader Board, 2009 to date

National Association of Dental Plans
Member, 2014 to date

College of DuPage
Dental Hygiene Advisory Board, October 2015 to date

Past Lecture & Editorial Board Memberships

Oral B
Evidence-Based Decision Making Guest Lecture Panel, 2003-2006

Contemporary Oral Hygiene
Editorial Board Member, 2006-2007

Dental Team Concepts
Lecture Board, 2007-2008

Zila Pharmaceuticals
National Speaker’s Bureau, 2006-2008

Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry
National Allied Advisory Committee, 2007-2010

American Red Cross
Trainer/Educator, 1995-2010

Academy of General Dentistry
National Speaker’s Bureau for Periodontal Disease, 2006-2011

Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Reviewer, 2007-2011

Premier Dental Speaker’s Bureau, 2008-2012

Dimensions in Dental Hygiene
Grass Roots Practitioner Panel Member, 2007-2012

Proctor & Gamble
Oral Health and Whole Body Wellness Lecture Board, 2007-2013

P&G/Oral B
Speaker’s Bureau, 2004-2013

Colgate
Key Opinion Leaders, 2012-2014

American Dental Association
CDT 2017 Companion Chapter Author, January 2016

Dental Software Advisor
Advisory Board, 2013-2016

Solution Reach, 2012-2017

Dental Hygiene Coding Focus Group
Chair, January 2016 – March 2018

Continuing Education Programs

2018
  • Acceptable Waterline Quality: How Much Is Enough? VIVA webinar. August 23, 2018
  • Metrics for Systematic Oral Health Success co-presented with Judy Bendit. Under One Roof RDH Magazine. Baltimore, MD. August 2, 2018
  • Insurance Fraud by Accident or Ignorance. Under One Roof RDH Magazine. Baltimore, MD. August 1, 2018
  • Teledentistry: Pathway to Prosperity co-presented with Cindy Purdy. Under One Roof RDH Magazine. Baltimore, MD. August 1, 2018
  • Finding the Right Treatment Fit. Ft. Meyers Study Club. Ft. Meyers, FL. June 8, 2018
  • Acceptable Waterline Quality: How Much Is Enough? California Dental Association. Anaheim, CA. May 18, 2018
  • Teledentistry CDT Codes. California Dental Association. Anaheim, CA. May 18, 2018
  • Teledentistry: Pathway to Prosperity co-presented with Cindy Purdy. Maine Dental Hygienists’ Association. Freeport, ME. May 12, 2018
  • Tides of Change: Practicing in a Digital World. Charter Oak Dental Meeting CT State Dental Association. Uncasville, CT. May 11, 2018
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  • Tides of Change: Practicing in a Digital World. Charter Oak Dental Meeting CT State Dental Association. Uncasville, CT. May 11, 2018
  • CDT Codes Create New Profit Centers: Teledentistry, A1C Testing and More. Charter Oak Dental Meeting CT State Dental Association. Uncasville, CT. May 11, 2018
  • Connecting the Dots: A Gingivitis Code Finally!. Charter Oak Dental Meeting CT State Dental Association. Uncasville, CT. May 10, 2018
  • Oral Health Risk Factor Management and Silver Diamine Fluoride. Charter Oak Dental Meeting CT State Dental Association. Uncasville, CT. May 10, 2018
  • Teledentistry: Pathway to Prosperity co-presented with Cindy Purdy. 19th Anniversary Annual Interactive Meeting of PDF (Professional Dental Seminars, Inc.). Seattle, WA. May 4, 2018
  • Name It, Claim It Treat It 2018 and Beyond. 19th Anniversary Annual Interactive Meeting of PDF (Professional Dental Seminars, Inc.). Seattle, WA. May 4, 2018
  • CDT Codes Create New Profit Centers: D4346, Teledentistry, A1C Testing and More. Tennessee Dental Hygienists’ Association. Nashville, TN. April 20, 2018
  • CDT 2018 Update for Dental Assistants. American Dental Assistants Association. Online. April 19, 2018
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code. SE Component of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association. Reading, PA. April 13, 2018.
  • CDT 2018 Update for Dental Hygienists’: Teledentistry, HbA1C Testing and More. Southern IL Dental Hygiene Senior Students. Online. April 4, 2018
  • Name It, Claim It Treat It 2018 and Beyond. Greater Houston Dental Hygienists’ Association. Houston, TX. March 23, 3018
  • Oral Health Risk Factor Management and Silver Diamine Fluoride. Greater Houston Dental Hygienists’ Association. Houston, TX. March 23, 3018
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code. Kansas Dental Hygienists’ Association. Salina, KS. March 10, 2018
  • Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami. Kansas Dental Hygienists’ Association. Salina, KS. March 10, 2018
  • CDT Codes Changing the Game for Clinicians: D4346. Teledentistry, A1C Testing and More. Georgia Hawaii Dental Hygienists’ Association. Douglasville, GA. January 19, 2018
  • CDT 2018 Update for Dental Hygienists’: Teledentistry, HbA1C Testing and More Webinar. American Dental Hygienists’ Association. January 17, 2018
2017
  • Oral Health Risk Factor Management and Silver Diamine Fluoride. Cherco Great Lakes Team. North Chicago, IL. December 7, 2017
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code. Hawaii Dental Hygienists’ Association. Honolulu, HI. November 19, 2017
  • Oral Health Risk Factor Management and Silver Diamine Fluoride. Hawaii Dental Hygienists’ Association. Honolulu, HI. November 18, 2017
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code. Empire Meeting Dental Hygienists of State of New York. White
    Plains, NY. November 3, 2017
  • Finding the Right Treatment Fit. Grand Shores Dental Hygienists Association. Grand Rapids, MI. November 2, 2017
  • Looking through the Telescope: A CDT 2018 Update & SNODENT Introduction. Dental Systems, Inc. Houston, TX. October 20, 2017
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code. Missouri Dental Hygienists’ Association. Lake Ozark, MO. October 13 2017
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  • Tides of Change: Practicing in a Digital World. Missouri Dental Hygienists’ Association. Lake Ozark, MO. October 13 2017
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code. New Hampshire Dental Hygienists’ Association. Manchester, NH. October 7 2017
  • Tides of Change and Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code. Idaho Dental Hygienists’ Association. Boise, ID. September 30 2017
  • A Teledentistry Roadmap: Legislation to Implementation Go Boldly Forward and Prosper. Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association. Denver, CO. September 28 2017
  • Name It, Claim It Treat It, Making the Shift. Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association. Denver, CO. September 27 2017
  • Solving the Mystery of D4346: More than BOP Webinar. RDH Magazine/DACE. September 20 2017
  • Name It, Claim It Treat It, Making the Shift. Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association. Boston, MA. September 15 2017
  • Dental Caries A pH Mediated Disease – Finding the Right Treatment Fit Webinar. VIVA Learning. August 29 2017
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code Session 2. Kentucky Dental Association, French Lick Springs, IN, August 26 2017
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code Session 1. Kentucky Dental Association, French Lick Springs, IN, August 26 2017
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider, RDH Magazine Under One Roof. Chicago, IL. August 11 2017
  • New Products MI Paste ONE. RDH Magazine Under One Roof. Chicago, IL. August 10 2017
  • Success, Prevention and Profitability Retrofit co-presented with Shirley Gutkowski. Peak Seminars, Novi, MI. July 21 2017
  • D4346 Opportunities: 8 Focus Points. Comprehensive Dentistry. Bloomingdale IL. June 28 2017
  • What does evidence-based practice really mean to the modern dental practice? College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL June 27 2017
  • Will My Insurance Cover Phocal? Webinar Phocal Ambassadors. June 26 2017
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Ladone Dental. Lisle IL June 26 2017
  • Name It, Claim It, Treat It: Tools and Technologies for the New Gingivitis Code Session 3. American Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Session, Jacksonville, FL. June 16 2017
  • Name It, Claim It, Treat It: Tools and Technologies for the New Gingivitis Code Session 2. American Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Session, Jacksonville, FL. June 16 2017
  • Name It, Claim It, Treat It: Tools and Technologies for the New Gingivitis Code Session 1. American Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Session, Jacksonville, FL. June 16 2017
  • Name It, Claim It, Treat It: A Gingivitis Code Finally! American Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Session, Jacksonville, FL. June 15 2017
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. DentalCodeology. Addison IL June 8 2017
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Libertyville Dental, Libertyville, IL June 7 2017
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Roselle Dental, Roselle, IL. May 24 2017
  • D4346 Opportunity or Confusion? Inspired Hygiene. Webinar. May 17 2017
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Primal Air. Sun Prairie, WI. May 15 2015
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code. Chesapeake Health Education Program. Perry Point, MD. May 12 2017
  • Oral Health Risk Factor Management. Chesapeake Health Education Program. Perry Point, MD. May 12 2017
  • All about D4346 A Game Changer. Dental Insurance Navigator. Webinar. May 9 2017
  • Black is White and Curen Bristles. California Dental Association. Anaheim, CA. May 4 2017
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code. Oklahoma Dental Association. Tulsa, OK. April 29 2017
  • Tides of Change: Practicing in a Digital World. Oklahoma Dental Association. Tulsa, OK. April 29 2017
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code. Nebraska Dental Hygienists’ Association. Omaha, NE. April 28 2017
  • The New Gingivitis Code: It’s All about Inflammation. OraVital. Webinar. April 27 2017
  • Oral Health Risk Factor Management. Arizona Dental Association Western Regional Dental Convention. Phoenix, AZ. April 7 3017
  • Silver Tsunami: Guide to Creating an Oral‐Systemic Practice. Arizona Dental Association Western Regional Dental Convention. Phoenix, AZ. April 7 2017
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code. Marion County Dental Hygiene Study Club. Salem, OR. April 4 2017
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code. Southern IL University. Webinar. April 4 2017
  • Advanced Presenters Co-Operative co-presented with Shirley Gutkowski. Addison, IL, March 29-April 1 2017
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code 2. Edwin R. Schoenenberger DDS, Specializing in LANAP Periodontics and Implants. Mukwonago, WI. March 28 2017
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and New Gingivitis Code I. Edwin R. Schoenenberger DDS, Specializing in LANAP Periodontics and Implants. Pewaukee, WI. March 28 2017
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and a Gingivitis Code Finally! Mississippi Dental Hygienists’ Assocation, Pearl, MS. March 24 2017
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and A Gingivitis Code Finally! Middlesex Dental Hygienists’ Association, Wobun, MA. March 12 2017
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Dr. Mary Cain, Elmwood Park, IL. February 4 2017
  • Name It, Claim It, Treat It,™: Making the Shift. American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Chicago, IL. February 22 2017
  • Black Is White New Products. Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting, Chicago, IL. February 23 2017.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Wespath, Glenview, IL. January 25 2017
  • A Gingivitis Code Finally! Name It, Claim It, Treat It,™ webinar. American Dental Hygienists’ Association. January 12, 2017
2016
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and the 2017 Gingivitis Code. Kentucky Academy of General Dentistry, Louisville, KY.  December 2 2016
  • Tides of Change: Practicing in a Digital World. Kentucky Academy of General Dentistry, Louisville, KY.  December 2 2016
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and the 2017 Gingivitis Code webinar. Aspen Dental, Syracuse, NY. November 4 2016
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and the 2017 Gingivitis Code. Buffalo-Niagara Meeting, Buffalo, NY. November 3 2016
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and the 2017 Gingivitis Code. West Central Michigan Chapter AADOM, Lansing, MI. October 27 2016
  • Get Updated with CDT 2017 and the New Gingivitis Code to Maximize Income Opportunities Webinar. Audio Educator. October 25 2016
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and the 2017 Gingivitis Code Session 2. Wisconsin Dental Hygienists Association, Wisconsin Dells, WI. October 12 2016
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  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and the 2017 Gingivitis Code Session 1. Wisconsin Dental Hygienists Association, Wisconsin Dells, WI. October 11 2016
  • Coding to Care and the New Gingivitis Code with Kandra Sellars. Professional Practice Consultants, Des Plaines, IL. October 11 2016
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and the 2017 Gingivitis Code. Utah Dental Hygienists Association, Salt Lake City, UT. October 7 2016
  • Tides of Change: Practicing in a Digital World. Utah Dental Hygienists Association, Salt Lake City, UT. October 7 2016
  • Optimizing Oral Cancer Exams and the HPV Connection. Henry Schein Fall Festival Chicago, Rosemont, IL. September 30 2016
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and the 2017 Gingivitis Code Session Texas Dental Hygienists Association, Dallas, TX. September 23 2016
  • Tides of Change: Practicing in a Digital World. Texas Dental Hygienists Association, Dallas, TX. September 23 2016
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and the 2017 Gingivitis Code Session. Montana Dental Hygienists Association, Billings, MT. September 15 2016.
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and the 2017 Gingivitis Code Session. Thayer Dental Laboratory, Mechanicsburg, PA. September 8 2016
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Professional Directions, Addison, IL. August 30, 2016
  • Treating More than the Lucky Pocket. Dental Learning Webinar. August 21, 2016
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. West Suburban Oral Health Care, Warrenville, IL. August 18, 2016
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and the 2017 Gingivitis Code Session 2. SiroWorld, Orlando, FL. August 13, 2016
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care and the 2017 Gingivitis Code Session 1. SiroWorld, Orlando, FL. August 13, 2016
  • New Products Session: Curaprox Black & White. RDH Under One Roof Meeting, National Harbor, MD. July 28, 2016
  • Remineralization Strategies Made Simple VIVA Learning Webinar. July 13, 2016
  • What Does Evidence-Based Practice Really Mean to the Modern Dental Practice? College of Dupage Seniors, Glen Ellyn, IL. June 28, 2016
  • Checklists Help End Periodontal Disease Treatment Frustration. Dental Learning Webinar. July 11, 2016
  • Healing Dental Caries Infections, VOCO staff webinar. June 30, 2016
  • The Silver Tsunami: Guide to Creating an Oral-Systemic Practice. Lake Land College Alumni, Mattoon, IL. June 6, 2016
  • The Silver Tsunami: Guide to Creating an Oral-Systemic Practice. West Hawaii Dental Hygienists, Kona, HI. May 26, 2016
  • Expanding Your Practice Billing for Teledentistry in California. California Dental Association Spring Meeting, Anaheim, CA. May 14, 2016
  • Detection of Caries Infection Before Cavitation. California Dental Association Spring Meeting, Anaheim, CA. May 14, 2016
  • Connecting the Dots CDT 2016 for Xylitol. California Dental Association Spring Meeting, Anaheim, CA. May 14, 2016
  • Expanding Your Practice Billing for Teledentistry in California. California Dental Association Spring Meeting, Anaheim, CA. May 13, 2016
  • Detection of Caries Infection Before Cavitation. California Dental Association Spring Meeting, Anaheim, CA. May 13, 2016
  • New Products Session: Curaprox Black & White. California Dental Association Spring Meeting, Anaheim, CA. May 12, 2016
  • Detection of Caries Infection Before Cavitation. California Dental Association Spring Meeting, Anaheim, CA. May 12, 2016
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Professional Directions, Addison, IL. May 6, 2016
  • Connecting the Dots Dental Hygiene Coding to Care. North Suburban Dental Hygienists’ Society. Arlington Heights, IL. May 4, 2016
  • Connecting the Dots Dental Hygiene Coding to Care. Fox Valley Dental Hygienists’ Society. Geneva, IL. May 1, 2016
  • Ready to Launch. Lake Land College Seniors, Mattoon, IL. April 27, 2016
  • What Does Evidence-Based Practice Really Mean to the Modern Dental Practice? Lake Land College Freshman, Mattoon, IL. April 27, 2016
  • Ready to Launch. College of Dupage Seniors, Glen Ellyn, IL. April 22, 2016
  • Connecting the Dots Dental Hygiene Coding to Care. Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Assocation, Bellevue, WA. April 15, 2016
  • The DiGangi Code: What Every Dentist Needs to Know about Medicare NOW, American Academy of Dental Office Managers East Central Chapter of Michigan, Frankenmuth, MI. April 7, 2016
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Dr. Loree Nichols, Glen Ellyn IL. March 30, 2016
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Professional Directions, Addison, IL. March 21, 2016
  • Connecting the Dots Coding to Care. United Study Club, Rockford, IL. March 24, 2016
  • The DiGangi Code: What Every Dentist Needs to Know about Medicare NOW. Big Apple Dental Meeting Bronx Dental Society, Mahwah, NJ. March 23, 2016
  • Optimizing Oral Cancer. Big Apple Dental Meeting Bronx Dental Society, Mahwah, NJ. March 23, 2016
  • Connecting the Dots Dental Hygiene Coding to Care Connecting the Dots Dental Hygiene Coding to Care. West Suburban Dental Hygienists’ Society, Naperville, IL. March 11, 2016
  • Medicare Dental Compliance: What You Should Do Before the June 1 Deadline? Webinar. Audio Educators. March 10, 2016
  • Ready to Launch. Southern IL University, Carbondale, IL. March 1, 2016
  • New Products Session: Curaprox Black & White. Chicago Dental Society Mid-Winter Meeting, Chicago, IL. February 25, 2016
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Dr. Doug Shindollar, Plainfield, IL. February 12, 2016
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Professional Directions, Addison, IL. February 11, 2016
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Comprehensive Dentistry, Bloomingdale, IL. February 5, 2016
  • Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami. South Suburban Dental Hygienists’ Society, Chicago Heights, IL. January 24, 2016
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Old Orchard Periodontics, Skokie, IL. January 21, 2015.
2015
  • No Strings Attached: Living in a Cordless World. Viva Learning webinar. December 2 2015.
  • Become an Oral Health Risk Factor Manager. Greater New York Dental Meeting. New York, NY. November 29 2015
  • Why Every Dentist Needs to Know about Medicare NOW. Greater New York Dental Meeting. New York, NY. November 29 2015
  • Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami. Greater New York Dental Meeting. New York, NY. November 29 2015
  • The DiGangi Code: Coding and Coverage: Fact or Fiction for Clinicians. Greater New York Dental Meeting. New York, NY. November 29 2015
  • The DiGangi Code: Starting with the Basics. Stepping Stone Dental Partners. Madison, WI. November 20 2015
  • Why Every Dentist Needs to Know about Medicare NOW Part 2. Insurance Solutions. November 14 2015
  • Tides of Change. Texas Oral Health Coalition. San Antonio, TX. November 7 2015
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  • Create an Oral Systemic Center of Excellence co-presented with Charles Whitney, MD. Texas Oral Health Coalition. San Antonio, TX. November 6 2015
  • Become an Oral Health Risk Factor Manager. Texas Oral Health Coalition. San Antonio, TX. November 5 2015
  • Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami. Texas Oral Health Coalition. San Antonio, TX. November 5 2015
  • What Every Dentist Needs to Know about Medicare NOW. Chicago Henry Schein Fall Festival. Rosemont, IL. October 30 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Professional Directions. Addison, IL. October 26 2015.
  • Become an Oral Health Risk Factor Manager. Benco Dental. Tucson, AZ. October 15 2015.
  • The DiGangi Code: Get Updated with CDT 2016 to Maximize Opportunities. Audio Educator Webinar. October 15, 2015.
  • Lessons The DiGangi Code: Connecting the Dots. ACT Dental Consulting. Kansas City, KC. October 9 2015.
  • The DiGangi Code: Connecting the Dots. ACT Dental Consulting. Kansas City, KC. October 8 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Dr. Steven Smunt, St. Charles IL. September 19 2015.
  • What Every Dentist Needs to Know about Medicare NOW. Associated Dental Specialists of Long Grove. Long Grove, IL. September 29 2015.
  • Why Every Dentist Needs to Know about Medicare NOW Part 1. Insurance Solutions. September 18 2015
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Green Bay Family Dental. North Chicago, IL. September 17 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Dr. Edward LeMire. Chicago, IL. September 15 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Dr. Mike Dohan. Chicago, IL. September 11 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Dr. Arnold Wax. Chicago, IL. September 2 2015.
  • What Every Dentist Needs to Know about Medicare NOW webinar. Progressive Dentist Magazine. August 28 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Livcari Dental. Addison, IL. August 24 2015.
  • The DiGangi Code Teledentistry Reimbursement What You Need to Know. Arizona Dental Hygienists’ Association. Phoenix, AZ. August 22 1015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Park Ridge Endodontics. Park Ridge, IL. August 19 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Professional Directions. Addison, IL. August 8 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Libertyville Dental Associates. Libertyville, IL. August 5 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Spector Orthodontics. Chicago, IL. July 31 2015.
  • The Right Way to Optimize Dental Benefit Esthetic Care Coverage. VIVA Learning Systems Webinar. July 29 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Ladone Dentistry. Naperville, IL. July 20 2015.
  • Floss Off Individually Trained Prophylaxis. RDH Magazine Under One Roof. Las Vegas, NV. July 16 2015
  • New Product Session. RDH Magazine Under One Roof. Las Vegas, NV. July 15 2015
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Navarro Dental. Naperville, IL. July 10 2015
  • What Does Evidence-Based Practice Really Mean to the Modern Dental Practice? College of Dupage Dental Hygiene. Glen Ellyn, IL. June 23 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Professional Directions. Addison, IL. June 12 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Roselle Dental. Roselle, IL. June 10 1015.
  • Dry Mouth More than Just Irritating. VIVA Learning Systems Webinar. June 9 2015.
  • Spotlight on Speaking. Speaking and Consulting Network. Portland, OR. June 5 1015.
  • The DiGangi Code. Act Dental Consulting. Kansas City, MO. June 4 1015.
  • Riding the Wave of the Siler Tsunami. Saginaw Dental Hygienists’ Society. Saginaw, MI. May 29 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Aunt Martha’s. Carpentersville, IL. May 18 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Professional Directions. Addison, IL. May 16 2015.
  • Optimizing Oral Cancer. Dupage County Health Department. Wheaton, IL. May 15 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Professional Directions. Addison, IL. May 11 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Kopp Dental. Elmhurst, IL. May 5 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Professional Directions. Milwaukee, WI. May 5 2015.
  • The DiGangi Code Fact or Fiction for Clinicians. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Alumni CE. Green Bay, WI. May 1 2015.
  • Optimizing Oral Cancer Exams and the HPV Connection. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Alumni CE. Green Bay, WI. May 1 2015.
  • The DiGangi Code Fact or Fiction for Clinicians. Ohio Total Development Weekend. Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Assocation. Sandusky, OH. April 24 2015.
  • Tides of Change. Ohio Total Development Weekend. Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Assocation. Sandusky, OH. April 23 2015.
  • The DiGangi Code Fact or Fiction for Clinicians. Peoria Area Dental Hygienists’ Society. Peoria, IL. April 13 2015.
  • Riding the Wave of the Siler Tsunami. Lehigh Dental Hygienists’ Society. Bethlehem, PA. April 10 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Dr. John McNamara. Naperville, IL. March 27 2015.
  • Ready to Launch. College of Dupage Dental Hygiene. Glen Ellyn, IL. March 27 2015.
  • Riding the Wave of the Siler Tsunami. Lake County Dental Hygienists’ Society. Gurnee, IL March 13 2015.
  • The DiGangi Code Fact or Fiction for Clinicians. Kentucky Dental Hygienists’ Assocation. Louisville, KY. March 5 2015
  • Riding the Wave of the Siler Tsunami. Kentucky Dental Hygienists’ Assocation. Louisville, KY. March 5 2015
  • Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami. Practice Perfection. Webinar. April 18 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Dr. Mary Cain. Melrose Park, IL. February 14 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Professional Directions. Addison, IL. February 13 2015.
  • Ready to Launch. Prairie State Dental Hygiene. Chicago Heights, IL. February 11 2015.
  • Smart Brush Tweet Chat. Online. January 30 2015.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. General Board Pension and Health Benefits. Glenview, IL. January 27 2015.
  • Why ADHA Needs Policy on Coding. Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Assocation. Westmont, IL. January 25 2015.
2014
  • The DiGangi Code: Fact or Fiction for Clinicians Update 2015. Audio Educator Webinar. December 12 2014.
  • Tides of Change: The DiGangi Code. Seattle Study Club Lewiston ID Intermountain Odontology Study Club. Lewiston, ID. December 9 2014.
  • Tides of Change: How Electronic Health Records Will Impact You Now. American Association of Dental Office Managers at Greater New York Dental Meeting. New York, NY. December 1 2014
  • Tides of Change: The DiGangi Code. Saginaw Dental Hygienists’ Society. Saginaw, MI. November 21 2014.
  • Guidebook to Treating Baby Boomers. DentalEZ Group. VIVA webinars. November 17 2014.
  • Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami: Guidebook for Treating Baby Boomers. Word of Mouth Oral Health Education. Council Bluffs, IA. November 14 2014
  • Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami: Guidebook for Treating Baby Boomers. Middlesex Dental Hygienists’ Association. Woburn, MA. October 26 2014.
  • The DiGangi Code: Fact or Fiction for Clinicians. Stark County Dental Hygienists’ Association. Canton, OH. October 25 2014.
See More
  • Orange Summit KOL Future Trends Panel. Curve Dental Users Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ. October 17 2014.
  • Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami: Guidebook for Treating Baby Boomers. Midnight Sun Dental Hygienists’ Association, Fairbanks, AK. October 11 2014
  • The DiGangi Code: Fact or Fiction for Clinicians. Midnight Sun Dental Hygienists’ Association, Fairbanks, AK. October 11 2014
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Musich/Busch Orthodontics. Schaumburg, IL. October 1 2014.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Dr. Mike Nabrowski. Addison, IL. September 30 2014.
  • Oral Health Risk Factor Manager. Oklahoma Dental Hygienists’ Association. Tulsa, OK. September 20 2014.
  • Tides of Change: How Electronic Health Records Will Impact You Now. Oklahoma Dental Hygienists’ Association. Tulsa, OK. September 20 2014.
  • The DiGangi Code: Fact or Fiction for Clinicians. Dental Seminars and Consulting PLLC. Muskegon, MI. September 12 2014.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Dr. Steven Smith. Addison, IL. September 10 2014.
  • Tides of Change: How Electronic Health Records Will Impact You Now. American Association of Dental Office Managers. San Diego, CA. September 6 2014.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Lang Dental. Chicago, IL. August 28 2014.
  • The DiGangi Code: Fact or Fiction for Clinicians Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. Chicago, IL. August 22 2014.
  • Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami: Guidebook to Treating Baby Boomers. Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. Chicago, IL. August 21 2014.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. West Suburban Oral Health Care, P.C. Warrenville, IL. August 18 2014.
  • The DiGangi Code: Fact or Fiction for Clinicians. RDH Magazine Under One Roof Meeting. Chicago, IL. August 16 2014.
  • Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami: Guidebook to Treating Baby Boomers. RDH Magazine Under One Roof Meeting. Chicago, IL. August 15 2014.
  • Becoming a Risk Factor Manager. GC America. Viva Learning Webinar. August 5 2014.
  • BLS for the Healthcare Provider. Dr. Margie Mannering, Chicago, IL. July 30 2014.
  • Community 1st Aid and CPR. Professional Directions. Addison, IL. July 16 2014.
  • Who Comes First? Taking a Longer View Webinar. DentalEZ Group VIVA Learning Systems. July 9 2014.
  • The DiGangi Code: CDT 2015 Shifts Webinar. OneMind Health. May 6 2014.
  • BLS for the Healthcare Provider. Dr. Doug Shindollar, Plainfield, IL. April 11 2014.
  • The DiGangi Code: Fact or Fiction for Clinicians. Greater Long Island Dental Meeting. Melville, NY. April 9 2014.
  • Tides of Change: Son of a Breach. Greater Long Island Dental Meeting. Melville, NY. April 9 2014.
  • Optimizing Oral Cancer Exams. Dr. Meile Annapolis Study Club, Annapolis, MD. April 8 2014.
  • The DiGangi Code: Fact or Fiction for Clinicians. Dental Personnel Placement Service. Oak Forest, IL. March 30 2014.
  • Ready to Launch. College of Dupage. Glen Ellyn, IL. March 29 2014.
  • The DiGangi Code: Fact or Fiction for Clinicians. Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Assocation. Richmond, VA. March 21 2014.
  • BLS for the Healthcare Provider. Nicolas Dental. Glen Ellyn, IL. February 27 2014.
  • Medical Emergencies: More than CPR. Omega Seminars, Beaumont, TX. February 14 2014.
  • Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami: Guidebook for Treating Baby Boomers. Omega Seminars, Beaumont, TX. February 14 2014.
  • BLS for the Healthcare Provider. Landman Dental. Chicago, IL. February 6 2014.
  • Challenging Your Brain with CAMBRA: Becoming a Risk Factor Manager. GC America/Schein Dental. Madison, WI. January 31 2014.
  • BLS for the Healthcare Provider. West Suburban Dental Hygiene. Addison, IL. January 27 2014.
  • BLS for the Healthcare Provider. Comprehensive Dentistry, Bloomingdale, IL. January 17 2014.
  • Infection Prevention for Silver Tsunami: Guidebook to Treating Baby Boomers. Winnebago Dental Hygienists’ Society, Rockford, IL. January 16 2014.
  • Oral-Systemic Realities of Treating Baby Boomers. Seattle Study Club, Naperville, IL. January 15 2014.
  • BLS for the Healthcare Provider. Dr. Lester Liby. Flossmore, IL. January 14 2014.
2013
  • Peak Performance: Beyond Your Routine co-presented with Juli Kagan. Center for Laser Periodontics and Implants. Fort Lauderdale, FL. December 7 2013.
  • Video for Air Techniques. December 1 2013
  • More than Pocket Change: Periodontal Coding for the Hygiene Department. University of Buffalo Continuing Dental Education. Buffalo, NY. November 22 2013
  • Tides of Change: Electronic Health Records. University of Buffalo Continuing Dental Education. Buffalo, NY. November 22 2013
  • Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami: Guidebook for Treating Baby Boomers Webinar. Association of Implant Auxiliaries. November 12 2013
  • Challenging your Brain: Becoming a Risk Factor Manager. Schein Alabama/GC America. Huntsville, AL. November 8 2013
  • Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami: Guidebook for Treating Baby Boomers. Schein Alabama/GC America. Florence, AL. November 7 2013
  • Flight Plan: Checklists with Judy Bendit. Schein Cleveland Expo. Cleveland, OH. November 6 2013
See More
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Dr. Steven Smunt, St. Charles, IL. October 15, 2013.
  • Caries Detection Today. VIVA Learning Systems Webinar. September 25 2013
  • DentalCodeology: More Than Pocket Change. Associated Dental Specialists of Long Grove, Long Grove, IL. September 24 2013
  • DentalCodeology: Medical Necessity and Diagnostic Coding with Christine Taxin. American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, Las Vegas, NV. September 22 2013
  • Optimizing Oral Cancer Evaluations. Southern Arizona Dental Hygienists’ Association, Tucson, AZ. September 14 2013
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Libertyville Dental Associates, Libertyville, IL. August 8 2013
  • Riding the Silver Tsunami Wave. Garden State Meeting New Jersey. June 29 2013
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Roselle Dental, Roselle, IL. June 26 2013
  • Evidence Based Decision Making: Unlocking the Clues. College of DuPage. Glen Ellyn, IL. June 25 2013
  • Killing the Parrot: Implementing Oral-systemic Science into Your Practice co-presented with Shirley Gutkowski. Georgia Academy of General Dentistry Mastership Track. Atlanta, GA. June 8 2013
  • Aging Doesn’t Mean Decline co-presented with Liz Nies. Idaho Dental Hygienists’ Association. Coeur d’Alene, ID. May 18 2013
  • Oral-Systemic Health: Medical Emergencies More than CPR. Luzerne County Community College Alumni Day. Nanitcoke, PA. May 10 2013.
  • Having Moments with Seniors. Luzerne County Community College Alumni Day. Nanitcoke, PA. May 10 2013.
  • Killing the Parrot. Shirley Gutkowski Blog Talk Radio. May 6 2013
  • Dentalcodeology: More than Pocket Change Periodontal Coding for the Hygiene Department. McHenry County Dental Hygienists’ Society. Crystal Lake, IL. May 5, 2013
  • Tides of Change: Electronic Health Record. McHenry County Dental Hygienists’ Society. Crystal Lake, IL. May 5, 2013
  • Riding the Silver Tsunami Wave. Spring Fling Hygiene Expo 2013 Oklahoma Center for Implants and Periodontics. Oklahoma City, OK. May 3 2013
  • Challenging your Brain with CAMBRA. West Suburban Dental Hygienists’ Society. Wheaton, IL. May 1 2013.
  • Optimizing the Oral Cancer Exam and the HPV Link Evidence. Tennessee Dental Hygienists’ Association 84th Annual Session. April 27 2013
  • 7 Ways to Launch and Relaunch Your Dental Hygiene Career. Lake County Dental Hygienists’ Society. Gurnee, IL. April 23 2013
  • Challenging your Brain with CAMBRA. Michigan Dental Seminars. Frankenmuth, MI. April 19 2013
  • Dentalcodeology Interview. Shirley Gutkowski Blog Talk Radio. April 15 2013
  • Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami. Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association Spring Scientific Session. Rockville, MD. April 13 2013
  • Killing the Parrot: Implementing Oral-systemic Science into Your Practice co-presented with Shirley Gutkowski. Rhode Island Dental Hygienists’ Association. April 4-5 2013
  • Killing the Parrot: Implementing Oral-systemic Science into Your Practice co-presented with Shirley Gutkowski and Guest Speaker Dr. Chris Kammer. Janesville, WI. March 15 2013
  • Heartsavers CPR. Trinity Methodist Church. Mt. Prospect, IL. March 11, 2013
  • Optimizing Oral Cancer Exam and the HPV Link Evidence. Thayer Dental Laboratory, Harrisburg, PA. March 28 2013
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. Drs. Cain and Michalek, Oak Forest, IL. March 3 2013.
  • Ready to Launch: IL Practice Act/Rules. College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL. February 8 2013
  • Flight Plan: Checklists co-presented with Judy Bendit. Yankee Dental Congress. Boston, MA. February 1 2013
  • We Hear What Patients Don’t Say. Fox Valley Dental Hygienists’ Society. St. Charles, IL. January 27 2013
  • 5 Action Steps to Electronic Health Records. Fox Valley Dental Hygienists’ Society. St. Charles, IL. January 27 2013
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider. General Board Pension and Health Benefits. Glenview, IL. January 23 2013

Press & Other Publications

Magazines

2018
Teledentistry Creates Prosperous Healthier Future. Viewpoint Dentistry Today. October, 2018
Code D6080 denied, resubmit as D1110? Thursday TroubleShooter. September 20, 2018
Teledentistry Shifts the Paradigm. Dental Economics. September, 2018
CDT Coding And The Nation-wide Opioid Crisis. AADOM Insight.  August 14, 2018
What is final restoration in implant access hole code? Thursday TroubleShooter. August 9, 2018
Clean Water is Life. Dental Product Shopper. June 2018
Playing the Game of Red Light-Green Light. Dental Product Shopper. June 2018
Not having clear-cut code has dental professional confused. Thursday Troubleshooter. May 3, 2018
Are dentists contributing to antibiotic overuse? Dental Products Reports. May 2, 2018
Check Your Mouth to Stop Oral Cancer. Dentistry Today. April 25, 3018
Teledentistry and the Oral-Systemic Two-Step. Hot Topics Dental Product Shopper. March 2018
Can We Create a New Message for NCDHM? Dentistry Today. February 19, 2018
Slideshow: The dental professional’s guide to coding. Thursday Troubleshooter February 2, 2018
Insurance companies ‘downcode’ and confuse dental practice. Thursday Troubleshooter February 1, 2018
Extremely heavy tartar coding. Thursday Troubleshooter January 18, 2018
4 benefits of using gingival inflammation code D4346. Dental Products Reports. January 11, 2018
2017

8 ways to make insurance less of a pain: Patti DiGangi, Interview. Dental Products Reports. December 1, 2017
New Dentists Use Talent for the New World of Dentistry. Curve Dental Top 10 Tips for New Dentists. November 2017
A Simple Approach to Minimize Caries Risk, Prevent Tooth Decay & Re-build Enamel. Patterson Dental Newsletter. November 2017.
The Right- Fit Treatment for Caries Infections. VIVA Learning CE. November 2017.
Charging Out for Two Visit Perio Maintenance? Thursday TroubleShooter. November 2017.
Code for Implant Access Hole, Thursday TroubleShooter. November 2017.
A Dental Codeologist Grass-Roots Movement. Pearls for Practice. 10/1/17
Fraudulent to diagnose perio disease without full mouth probing? Thursday TroubleShooter. September 16, 2016
Cracking the Code CE. DentalTown. September 2017
Most Accurate Code. Thursday TroubleShooter. September 2017
Different Codes for Zirconia Crowns Vs Emax Crowns? Thursday TroubleShooter.8/24/17
Is there a dental code to reduce new-patient FMX fee? Thursday TroubleShooter. 8/3/17
Practicing Up to Code. Sunstar eBrief Interview. August 2017
Introducing MI Paste ONE: The Right- Fit Treatment. Pearls for Practice. 8/22/17
Prehabilitation Anticipatory Treatment Plans with Xylitol and More. Pearls for Practice. 8/22/17
Disappointed with D4346 Misunderstanding. Thursday TroubleShooter. 7/6/17
Flossing Myths, Evidence and Humor. Dentistry Today Blog. 6/30/17
Just Try to Stop Us from Helping People: A Chicago-Born Mantra. eVillage/DentistryIQ. 6/29/17
Precision Fluoride Application and Staying Current with CDT 2017. Pearls for Practice. 6/22/17
Confusion over new D4346 dental code. Thursday TroubleShooter. 6/1/17
CPR at UOR: Do You Have the App? eVillage/DentistryIQ. 5/24/17
D4346 Coding or Training Issues? Dentistry Today Blog. 5/22/17
Understanding gingival inflammation code D4346: Clearing the Fog. Dental Products Reports. 5/4/17
Teledentistry Reaches the Tipping Point with CDT 2018 Codes. Pearls for Practice. 4/26/17
Office Meetings and Training Pays Future Dividends. DentalPost.Net Newsletter. March 26, 2017
Dental hygienist worries coding she’s told to follow is unethical. Thursday TroubleShooter. March 16,2017
Black Toothpaste and White Teeth: When Opposites Collide Pearls for Practice. March 15, 2017
Billing code D4346 A game changer. Friends of Hu-Friedy. March 14, 2017
Silver Diamine Fluoride: Another Arrow in the Quiver to Defeat Decay with Judy Bendit. Dental Town. March 2017
Dental hygienist surprised by insurance rejection Thursday TroubleShooter February 16, 2017
Leaders in Dentistry: Patti DiGangi by Tonya Lanthier and Patti DiGangi. DentalPost Blog. February 8, 2017
New Gingival Inflammation Code (D4346) and Technology Filling the Gaps RDH Magazine. February 2017

2016
Silver Diamine Fluoride: Another Arrow in the Quiver to Defeat Decay with Judy Bendit. Dental Town. December, 2016
Expert Opinion Interview: New Scaling Code for Gingivitis Therapy as of January 1, 2017. American Dental Hygienists’ Assocation ACCESS Special Feature. December 2016
Bridging the Insurance/Treatment Gap. American Academy of Oral-Systemic Health. December 2016
Clean the Over-Full Closet with the New Gingivitis Code. Dentistry Today, December, 2016
A Taste of DentalCodeology: A Gingivitis Code Finally! Dental Post.Net Newsletter. September 1, 2016
Lessons from “Planet Selfie” Dental Economics. August 25, 2016
Codes D4341 and D4342, and new code for treating gingivitis. PennWell TroubleShooter Thursday May 12, 2016
Is there a proper dental code for interim fillings? PennWell TroubleShooter Thursday April 14, 2016
For Dentists Its Decision Time on Medicare. Dental Product Shopper Blog. March 14, 2016
Downcoding Woes. PennWell TroubleShooter Thursday. January 28 2016
Tweeting Dental-Medical Necessity for Core Buildups and More. PennWell TroubleShooter Thursday. January 14 2016
2015
Changes Shaping Dentistry in 2016 and Beyond. OneMind Health Blog. December 2 2015
Finding the Right Prevention Fit. RDH Magazine. October 28 2015.
Dental hygienists, here are 3 ways to know you are overpaid. co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. August 10 2015.
Hey dental hygienists, it’s time to stop blaming the victim. co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. August 10 2015.
Importance Choices for Your Oral-Systemic Practice. Progressive Dentist. August 2015
Keep Your Dental Practice Medicare Ready. DentalCompare. July 16 2015.
3 ways to participate in the dental practice without employees. co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. July 13 2015.
3 baked-in-the-cake patient-enabling behaviors. co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. July 6 2015.
What ADIA/ICOI Members Need to Know About Medicare NOW. Assocation of Implant Auxiliaries Newsletter. June 2015.
Take The Pain Out Of Medicare Enrollment. American Academy of Dental Office Managers. June 2015
Cycle of Successful Coding. American Academy of Dental Office Managers. June 2015.
The truth about alternating codes D4910 and D1110. co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. May 21 2015.
5 Things Your Practice Needs to Know About Medicare NOW. Dental Products Reports. May 20 2015.
Do you have an Associate’s Degree but Paid for Bachelors? co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. May 27 2015.
Coding Truths and Myths. RDH Magazine. April 14 2015.
Be Part of the Oral Cancer Change.  co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. April 6 2015.
Bleeding on punching in the nose … Thoughts on bleeding on probing. co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. April 13 2015.
Be Part of the Oral Cancer Change. Curve Dental Newsletter. April 2015.
Breaking the Law Dental Hygiene Style. co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. March 3 2015.
Evidence, Hype or Manipulation? co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. March 3 2015.
Changing the Predictions for Dentistry’s Cancer. Co-written with Debbie Z. Sabatini. Progressive Dentist. March 2015.
The 5 new words of dental practice . co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. February 2015.
Dental coding truths and myths. RDH Magazine. February 12, 2015
Hammering the 2 Dental Hygiene F-Words. co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. February 2 2015.
What Modern Millennial Hygienists need to know about allergies. co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. January 26 2015.
What are your sacred cows? co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. January 6 2015.
2014
CDT 2015 Shifts co-written with Teresa Duncan. Dentistry Today. December 2014.
Whitening Difference Before, During and After. RDH Magazine. December 2014.
3 Reasons Why a MMH Does NOT Perio Chart. Co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. November 30 2014.
Codes, Coverage and Fees Related but Different. Progressive Dentist. November 24 2014.
4 Reasons to Track Your Production Numbers. Co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. November 15 2014.
What does the future hold for dental insurance? Co-written with Teresa Duncan. Dental Products Reports. October 2014.
Five Downtime Activities to Show You are an Indispensable Modern Millennial Hygienist co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. October 15 2014.
Modern Millennial Hygienist: Managing Risks through Revolutionary Thinking co-written with Shirley Gutkowski. Modern Hygiene. October 1 2014. Article and Podcast.
Learning from Biofilms. Dentistry Today. October 2014.
New Gold Standard for Pit & Fissure Sealants. VOCO. Dental Product Shopper. October 2014.
Aiming at a Moving Target. Progressive Dentistry. September 22 2014
Healthspan vs. Lifespan for Baby Boomers. RDH Magazine. August 2014.
Cycle of Successful Coding. American Academy of Dental Office Mangers Observer. July 2014.
Evidence-Based TMD Diagnosis and Treatment. Co-written with Christine Taxin. RDH Magazine. July 2014.
Insurance Cross-Coding and Reimbursement: What is Your Why? Ritter Dental Blog. June 17, 2014
Untapped Power in 5 ½ Minutes. Co-written with Dr. Peter Evans. Dental Products Report. June 16 2014.
Oral Precancer and the HPV Connection. American Dental Assistants Association 1 CE. May 2014.
Changing Data into Profitable Information with Christine Taxin. Dental Practice Management. April 2014.
Will My Insurance Cover? Changing Habits. The Dental Professional. PennWell/American Academy of Dental Office Mangers Newsletter. April 2014.
Matching Rinses to Individuals with Kandra Sellars. RDH Magazine. March 2014.
We Need A New CDT Code. Dental Economics. February 2014.
2013
DentalCodeology: Medical Necessity with Christine Taxin. The Progressive Dentist. Winter 2013.
DentalCodeology: CDT 2014 Shifts with Teresa Duncan. Dental Products Report (The top 10 most-read Dental Practice Management articles of 2014)
Clinicians Determine Medical-Dental Necessicity. Dental Products Report. October 1 2013
DentalCodeology: Medical Necessity. eVillage Focus. August 13 2013
Clinicians Are An Integral Part of the Coding Team. The Progressive Dentist. Fall 2013
Integral to the Coding Team. RDH eVillage. June 11 2013
A Change of Habit. Dentalcare.com April 15 2013
Dental Electronic Health Records Meaningful and Useful. 1 credit course. Dental Economics. April2013.

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