Staying at the Forefront of Dentistry

Whether your goal is to create a legacy for future dentists; make professional contributions to the field; or get more engaged through advocacy, leadership or mentorship, AGD has the resources you need to plan for retirement and beyond.

Your commitment to your education shows your dedication to your career, but also to general dentistry itself. To further that commitment, AGD membership brings you the opportunity to earn Fellowship, Mastership and Lifetime Learning and Service Recognition awards. These honors tell the world how serious you are about staying at the forefront of learning in your field and about your devotion to leadership.

From continuing education and advocacy, to practice management and opportunities to publish research in our peer-reviewed clinical journal, General Dentistry, the prospects for leaving your mark in the industry are countless. 


Oral Cancer and Other Lesions

Dec. 4, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Speaker: Dilaine Gloege CDA, CDC, CPC-A
Speaker: Glenda Hood MA, CPC

Subject: 550-Practice Management

Credits: 1

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019: Noon and 7:30 p.m. CST

Audience: General dentists, New dentists, staff

Fees: $75 members and staff, $37.50 student members, $125 nonmembers


Oral cancer affects an estimated 53,000 patients each year. Early detection is often the key to saving lives, and, for many patients, this begins with screenings by their dentists. Oral cancer is considered medical in nature and covered by all medical plans, including Medicare. In this presentation, we will focus on how cancer-related procedures are reported to medical payers. We will also cover how other nonmalignant oral lesions may be reported for reimbursement by medical payers.

 Learning Objectives

  • Know which oral cancer screening procedures may be reimbursed by
    medical payers.
  • Learn common medical codes for reporting biopsy procedures.
  • Understand how to accurately submit a medical claim for biopsies.
  • Learn how to report other oral lesions, such as mucoceles, to a
    medical plan.
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