november, 2019



Event Details


Date:  November 5, 2019 (Tuesday) 

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST 

Location:  QCDS Headquarters, 86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY 

Credits: 2 

Meals: Dinner (served at 6pm)


 Course Title:  Winning the Insurance Game 

Presenter: Leah Lochner 

Course Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Course Description:
Proper Coding
You will be able to implement systems for all providers by verifying end-of-day sheets. You will know how to flag and train your team to look for and bill the “problem codes,” and you will take away some ins and outs of dental/medical cross-coding and how it is slowly inching its way into the dental industry. You can begin to prepare your practice for the future and how the medical world will intertwine with the dental.
Financial Accountability
You will be able to understand and set up strict systems for insurance verifications and re-verifications. We will show you how to implement strong systems in your practice and with your team on how and when to work the aging reports, giving you faster reimbursement. You will take away key elements of how accurate and detailed documentation can eliminate claim errors and rejections, and keep you away from any potential insurance fraud.
The Game
You will be able to implement systems for your practice and your team on how and when to appeal claim denials, knowing how exactly the insurance works and how to work it to your favor. You will be able to better manage and choose what insurance carrier is right for your practice and your patients.

Presenter Biographies:
Leah is the supervisor of Avitus Dental Virtual Dental Billing and has over 26 years setting up systems and leading dental practices. She is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course and has advanced her career through continuing education within the dental field. Leah has managed individual practices, corporate practices and the Faculty Practice at the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine. She has held the positions of Business Manager, Practice Administrator, Regional Manager and Operations Manager. Leah specializes in the dental revenue cycle as well as creating and implementing dental operating systems and training programs.



Course Title:  Radiation Regulations: Changes to Article 175 and Conebeam 

Presenter: Alfonso Buffa, M.S., DABR

Course Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Course Description:
Dentists have the same questions every time I perform dental x-ray surveys….
Here are the topics relevant to dental x-ray facilities and installations

  • NYC Health Code A 175 rewrite
    • Impact on dental x-ray installations
    • CRESO Program
    • Inspections
  • CBCT installations
    • Shielding requirements
    • Acceptance testing
    • Quality Control testing
    • Education requirements
  • Portable hand held dental X-ray Units (NOMAD  UNITS)
    • Variance document
  • Equipment Registrations
    • Procedure
    • Paperwork
  • Basic Radiation Protection
    • Time, distance, shielding, ALARA

Presenter Biographies:
Alfonso Buffar, M.S., DABR hold a Master’s Degree in Physics and teaches Medical Physics at Hofstra University. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology Physics. He is also a CRESO (Certified Radiation Equipment Safety Officer) for New York City and New York State.



QCDS Members:   $0

Non-QCDS Members:  By invitation only


QCDS is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider approved by the NYSDA.

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(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


QCDS Headquarters

86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY

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