American Association of Dental Consultants plans spring workshop

Dec. 21, 2004
"The Dental Consultant -- Adding Value to the 21st Century Dental Plan" will be held April 28-30, 2005 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

IN¿The American Association of Dental Consultants' (AADC) Spring Workshop, "The Dental Consultant -- Adding Value to the 21st Century Dental Plan" will be held April 28-30, 2005 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Dentists, dental specialists and persons actively involved in the dental insurance business are welcome to attend the Workshop, which offers 15 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits.

Conference speakers include some of the industry's leading experts on clinical dentistry and dental claims management. The speaker roster includes:

Max Anderson, DDS, MS
CEO, C3 Scientific Corporation
"Diagnostic Codes -- Do They Count?"

Lawrence Bailey, DDS, FAGD
Renaissance Health Care Network
President-elect of the New York County Dental Society
Representing the Academy of General Dentistry
"AGD Issues"

David Gane, DDS, BSc
Vice President of Digital Imaging, PracticeWorks
"Understanding Digital Radiography"

James C. Hamilton, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan
"Treatment of Early/Questionable Incipient Caries Lesions"

Ronald E. Inge, DDS
Associate Executive Director, American Dental Association, Division of Dental Practice
"The Value of the Dental Practice in the 21st Century"

Donald Mayes, DDS
Don Mayes & Associates, Author of "Dental Benefits: A Guide to Dental PPOs, HMOs and Other Managed Plans"
Keynote address: "Dental Benefits -- A Perspective" 

Peter E. Murray, BSc, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, College of Dental Medicine, Nova Southeastern University
"Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Research to Regenerate Oral Tissue"

Peter M. Sfikas, Esq.
Chief Counsel, American Dental Association Division of Legal Affairs
"Legal Update"

"We want to help dentists get the latest information on research, clinical trends and dental claim management," says AADC President Richard Portune, DDS. "When all parties involved in a dental claim -- dentists, insurers and dental benefits consultants -- understand the process and each other's needs, it works smoothly for everyone. AADC also wants to help insurers understand how dental consultants can make their job easier."

The American Association of Dental Consultants is a professional association for dentists and others involved in the dental benefits industry. Most members are actively practicing general dentists or specialists. Non-dentist affiliate members of the AADC work in the dental benefits industry and affect the policies and benefit designs that determine coverage for dental services.

Conference fees are $445 for members and $595 for non-members. Rates increase for registrations received after March 25. The conference fee includes three continental breakfasts and three lunches plus two and one half days of continuing education programs, welcome reception and a vendor fair. Space is limited. For more information or to register, go to, contact Judy Salisbury, Executive Director, at (812) 923-2600 or (800) 896-0707, or e-mail [email protected]. Pre-registration closes April 18, 2005.