One of the potentially most important business decisions any dentist makes is whether or not to sign a PPO agreement. There are many considerations a dentist should take into account before signing. This presentation from May 25, 2021 is a continuation of the April 22, 2021 webinar that provided a general overview of some of the typical processing policies utilized by PPO plans and the potential financial implications those policies can have on a dental practice. Part 2 in this webinar series will provide more in depth information on the reasoning and rationale behind specific processing policies for endodontics, periodontics, fixed/removable/implant prosthodontics and oral surgery.
Viewers of this webinar will:
Gain a better understanding of payers’ processing policies and the potential financial implications these policies may have on your dental practice.
Learn what questions to ask before signing a participating provider agreement.
Hear about other ADA online resources available to help dentists and their staff tackle difficult dental insurance questions and concerns.
ADA leadership continues to hear your feedback on these issues and has taken action to assist dental offices with dental insurance issues. This webinar is another of the many ways the ADA is working to support our members by providing valuable educational ready-to-use resources on innovative dental insurance solutions for dentists.
Please note: CE credit is only provided for participating in the live webinar; viewing this recording does not qualify for credit.
About the presenters
Andrew Gazerro III, D.M.D.
Dr. Andrew (Andy) Gazerro III is a practicing dentist in the State of Rhode Island. He has been chair of the Council on Dental Benefits for the Rhode Island Dental Association for over a decade and was instrumental in helping to write the first NCS legislation in the nation in 2009. From 2003-2010 he was a dental claim review consultant for a major dental benefit provider and he is currently the 1st District Representative to the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs.
Hadi Ghazzouli, D.M.D.
Dr. Hadi Ghazzouli has been in practice as a general dentist since 2009, first as an associate and now as the owner of multiple private practices. Moreover, he has worked as a part-time attending instructor at the General Practice Residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ghazzouli’s employment history has given him an understanding of the design elements of various dental plan concepts including indemnity plans, managed care plans and government programs (Medicaid). Currently, Dr. Ghazzouli serves as 3rd District Representative to the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs.