Dr. Chris Bulnes and Dr. Sara Stuefen answer questions and offer solutions on topics such as delayed or denied payments, how to eliminate the waste of staff time waiting on dental plans to verify patient eligibility and how contractual clauses can affect revenue for a dental office in the ADA’s Facebook Live event, Your Top 5 Dental Benefits Questions Answered.
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Dr. Christopher M. Bulnes is a general dentist in Tampa, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of South Florida in Tampa and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and a certificate in Advanced Education of General Dentistry from Southern Illinois University in Alton, Illinois. Chris is Chair of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs.
Dr. Bulnes has held every line officer position in the Hillsborough County (FL) Dental Association and West Coast District (FL) Dental Association. Chris serves as an Alternate Trustee to the Florida Dental Association (FDA) and as a Delegate to the ADA 17th District Delegation. He continues to serve as Co-Chair for FDA’s Mission of Mercy. Chris and his wife Kelsey have three children. Outside interests include spending time with his family, traveling, coaching his children, golf, long distance running and triathlons.
Dr. Sara Stuefen, DDS, FICD, is a graduate of the University of Iowa Dental School. She represents the 10th District of the New Dentist Committee and is also a member of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs.