Contact

NCDS

P.O. Box 9265
100 Rio Street Suite A
Red Bluff, CA 96080

Phone: (530) 527-6764
Fax (530) 527-7911

 

Email: ncds@sunset.net

Upcoming Events

    • INNOVATE or HIBERNATE, MANAGING CONFLICT and DIFFICULT PEOPLE in your dental practice, MOVING FORWARD: Leading your dental practice to new levels Steve Swafford 7 CE units

      Sep 22, 2017
      REGISTRATION FORM Sept 2017 SwaffordINNOVATE or HIBERNATE: What is the next step for your dental practice? – 2 hr Today’s most successful organizations are encouraging their co-workers to be innovative and creative in their structure and process. In this session, participants examine the benefits of taking a strategic approach to creative problem-solving, explore how to encourage innovation in the work and/or volunteer environment. Spotlighting on a real-life example from the highly-innovative company, IDEO, participants will explore the “10 Faces of IDEO Innovation” as well as their 5 Step Methodology” in a purposeful and lively process that will show how these ideas can apply to their dental practices. MANAGING CONFLICT and DIFFICULT PEOPLE IN YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE – 2 hr We’ve all experienced them at one time or another – negative people, naysayers, controllers, criticizers, micro-managers, interrupters, and mind wanderers. We interact with them daily in the office, components, and in the community. This session also includes a “conflict assessment’ and strategies on how to avert issues with patients before they cause conflict, and how to manage conflict from a positive growth perspective. MOVING FORWARD: LEADING YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE TO NEW LEVELS – 2 hr Participants have the opportunity to explore how to lead their offices to new levels using some of the concepts from author Jim Collin’s bestseller ‘Good to Great’. The session looks at Collin’s concept of leading with humility as well as choosing and involving the right team and who you need to “get on the bus”. We examine the differences in today’s employee mix and how “great’ leaders can respond to the needs of those diverse groups.
    • ADVANCED MEDICAL/DENTAL BILLING AND CODING Christine Taxin 7 CE units

      Oct 13, 2017
      “A practice that under prices fees by 5% loses millions, compounded over a career.” ADVANCED BILLING AND CODING – Morning session Many practices find it a challenge to remain complaint with insurance rules and regulations. Diagnostic and procedure codes change annually, privacy issues continue to increase, and patient insurance coverage varies while practices try to determine how best to incorporate these influences and remain profitable. Join us in this interactive, informational course and be empowered to take charge of your office’s dental claim billing. Course objectives: • Establish knowledge of dental and wellness benefits and State-Federal government regulations • Learn tips for navigating dental benefits to maximize production, collection and insurance benefits • Recognize and understand how to properly utilize updated and revised dental codes • Know the importance of utilizing diagnostic codes for accessing additional insurance benefits • Learn how to establish risk assessment as a baseline of health which translates into increased coverage • Tip for updating the practice’s medical history form • Understand the S.O.A.P. format, and the legalities of documentation and narrative writing MEDICAL/DENTAL CODING – Afternoon session The benefits of medical/dental cross coding are numerous. Understanding of medical insurance is the key to getting paid! However, there is much confusion about medical billing and most teams don’t have the resources or time to figure it out. Take charge of your practice’s billing through this information hands-on workshop! Learn a step-by-step process for claim processing – from first patient contact through final payment. Gain a greater understanding of diagnostic, procedure and DME codes, and the use of modifiers. Learn how to complete the CMS-1500 Form and necessary supporting documentation. Learn a system for follow-ups and appeals, and how to avoid common missteps which cause claim denials. Course objectives: • Become proficient in interpreting different types of insurance plans • Recognize the four categories of billable procedures • Understand the authorization process and the importance of S.O.A.P. in documentation • Receive tips for working with insurance companies to obtain patient benefit information • Utilize diagnostic tools, such as I-Cat, saliva tests, medical history intake and risk assessment forms, and clinical skills • Identify how to document and submit medical necessity information • Learn how to report biopsies and oral lesions • Know how to prioritize and report medical diagnostic and procedure codes • Learn about the history, structure and formal of ICD-10 coding systemREGISTRATION FORM Oct2017 Taxin
    • “Implant Complications – Color and Shade Selection – Immediate Prosthodontics – Cranio-Facial Implants” Michael S Jacobs BS, DDS, MS, FACP 7 CE units

      Nov 3, 2017
      REGISTRATION FORM Jacobs Nov 3 2017 Implant Complications, Color and Shade Selection, Immediate Prosthodontics, Cranio-Facial Implants Implant Complications: This presentation will illustrate the most common implant complications and how to prevent and deal with these complications. This includes less than ideal implant placement, abutment loosening, soft tissue problems, acrylic resin fracture, porcelain fracture, screw breakage and fixture breakage. Each problem will be evaluated and a discussion of how the problem could have been avoided will be a central theme of this presentation. We will also demonstrate how these problems and complications were addressed. Color and Shade Selection: Color Science as it relates to dental shade selection will be discussed. The advantages of various shade guides will be addressed along with the use of a Spectrophotometer in the selection of an acceptable shade. The effect of the light source will also be presented as it relates to shade selection. Immediate Prosthodontics: The role of immediate prosthodontic replacement of teeth will be discussed as it related to removable, fixed, and implant prosthodontics. The planning and performance of immediate placement of removable and fixed dentures. Also, immediate provisionalization of an anterior implant will be presented along with the conversion of a complete denture to an immediately supported implant denture. The planning that is required for the various treatment options will be emphasized. Cranio-Facial Implants: The use of the cranio-facial implants will be illustrated. The restoration of ears, a mid-face defect, and a partial nose using cranio-facial implants will be discussed Course Objectives: 1. Be aware of the most common biomechanical implant complication 2. Understand how these complications can be minimized. 3. Understand the treatment techniques that can be used to overcome complications 4. Being consistent in shade selection. 5. Being aware how lighting affects shade selection. 6. Shade alteration techniques will be presented. 7. Awareness of the impression combinations that can be use for immediate dentures 8. Technique used to immediately convert a conventional mandibular denture into an implant supported denture the day of implant placement. 9. Provisionalization of and immediately placed implant in the anterior area of the mouth 10. An awareness of the potential of cranio-facial implants to aid in the restoration facial defects.
    • INNOVATE or HIBERNATE, MANAGING CONFLICT and DIFFICULT PEOPLE in your dental practice, MOVING FORWARD: Leading your dental practice to new levels Steve Swafford 7 CE units

      Sep 22, 2017
      REGISTRATION FORM Sept 2017 SwaffordINNOVATE or HIBERNATE: What is the next step for your dental practice? – 2 hr Today’s most successful organizations are encouraging their co-workers to be innovative and creative in their structure and process. In this session, participants examine the benefits of taking a strategic approach to creative problem-solving, explore how to encourage innovation in the work and/or volunteer environment. Spotlighting on a real-life example from the highly-innovative company, IDEO, participants will explore the “10 Faces of IDEO Innovation” as well as their 5 Step Methodology” in a purposeful and lively process that will show how these ideas can apply to their dental practices. MANAGING CONFLICT and DIFFICULT PEOPLE IN YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE – 2 hr We’ve all experienced them at one time or another – negative people, naysayers, controllers, criticizers, micro-managers, interrupters, and mind wanderers. We interact with them daily in the office, components, and in the community. This session also includes a “conflict assessment’ and strategies on how to avert issues with patients before they cause conflict, and how to manage conflict from a positive growth perspective. MOVING FORWARD: LEADING YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE TO NEW LEVELS – 2 hr Participants have the opportunity to explore how to lead their offices to new levels using some of the concepts from author Jim Collin’s bestseller ‘Good to Great’. The session looks at Collin’s concept of leading with humility as well as choosing and involving the right team and who you need to “get on the bus”. We examine the differences in today’s employee mix and how “great’ leaders can respond to the needs of those diverse groups.
    • ADVANCED MEDICAL/DENTAL BILLING AND CODING Christine Taxin 7 CE units

      Oct 13, 2017
      “A practice that under prices fees by 5% loses millions, compounded over a career.” ADVANCED BILLING AND CODING – Morning session Many practices find it a challenge to remain complaint with insurance rules and regulations. Diagnostic and procedure codes change annually, privacy issues continue to increase, and patient insurance coverage varies while practices try to determine how best to incorporate these influences and remain profitable. Join us in this interactive, informational course and be empowered to take charge of your office’s dental claim billing. Course objectives: • Establish knowledge of dental and wellness benefits and State-Federal government regulations • Learn tips for navigating dental benefits to maximize production, collection and insurance benefits • Recognize and understand how to properly utilize updated and revised dental codes • Know the importance of utilizing diagnostic codes for accessing additional insurance benefits • Learn how to establish risk assessment as a baseline of health which translates into increased coverage • Tip for updating the practice’s medical history form • Understand the S.O.A.P. format, and the legalities of documentation and narrative writing MEDICAL/DENTAL CODING – Afternoon session The benefits of medical/dental cross coding are numerous. Understanding of medical insurance is the key to getting paid! However, there is much confusion about medical billing and most teams don’t have the resources or time to figure it out. Take charge of your practice’s billing through this information hands-on workshop! Learn a step-by-step process for claim processing – from first patient contact through final payment. Gain a greater understanding of diagnostic, procedure and DME codes, and the use of modifiers. Learn how to complete the CMS-1500 Form and necessary supporting documentation. Learn a system for follow-ups and appeals, and how to avoid common missteps which cause claim denials. Course objectives: • Become proficient in interpreting different types of insurance plans • Recognize the four categories of billable procedures • Understand the authorization process and the importance of S.O.A.P. in documentation • Receive tips for working with insurance companies to obtain patient benefit information • Utilize diagnostic tools, such as I-Cat, saliva tests, medical history intake and risk assessment forms, and clinical skills • Identify how to document and submit medical necessity information • Learn how to report biopsies and oral lesions • Know how to prioritize and report medical diagnostic and procedure codes • Learn about the history, structure and formal of ICD-10 coding systemREGISTRATION FORM Oct2017 Taxin
    • “Implant Complications – Color and Shade Selection – Immediate Prosthodontics – Cranio-Facial Implants” Michael S Jacobs BS, DDS, MS, FACP 7 CE units

      Nov 3, 2017
      REGISTRATION FORM Jacobs Nov 3 2017 Implant Complications, Color and Shade Selection, Immediate Prosthodontics, Cranio-Facial Implants Implant Complications: This presentation will illustrate the most common implant complications and how to prevent and deal with these complications. This includes less than ideal implant placement, abutment loosening, soft tissue problems, acrylic resin fracture, porcelain fracture, screw breakage and fixture breakage. Each problem will be evaluated and a discussion of how the problem could have been avoided will be a central theme of this presentation. We will also demonstrate how these problems and complications were addressed. Color and Shade Selection: Color Science as it relates to dental shade selection will be discussed. The advantages of various shade guides will be addressed along with the use of a Spectrophotometer in the selection of an acceptable shade. The effect of the light source will also be presented as it relates to shade selection. Immediate Prosthodontics: The role of immediate prosthodontic replacement of teeth will be discussed as it related to removable, fixed, and implant prosthodontics. The planning and performance of immediate placement of removable and fixed dentures. Also, immediate provisionalization of an anterior implant will be presented along with the conversion of a complete denture to an immediately supported implant denture. The planning that is required for the various treatment options will be emphasized. Cranio-Facial Implants: The use of the cranio-facial implants will be illustrated. The restoration of ears, a mid-face defect, and a partial nose using cranio-facial implants will be discussed Course Objectives: 1. Be aware of the most common biomechanical implant complication 2. Understand how these complications can be minimized. 3. Understand the treatment techniques that can be used to overcome complications 4. Being consistent in shade selection. 5. Being aware how lighting affects shade selection. 6. Shade alteration techniques will be presented. 7. Awareness of the impression combinations that can be use for immediate dentures 8. Technique used to immediately convert a conventional mandibular denture into an implant supported denture the day of implant placement. 9. Provisionalization of and immediately placed implant in the anterior area of the mouth 10. An awareness of the potential of cranio-facial implants to aid in the restoration facial defects.
    • INNOVATE or HIBERNATE, MANAGING CONFLICT and DIFFICULT PEOPLE in your dental practice, MOVING FORWARD: Leading your dental practice to new levels Steve Swafford 7 CE units

      Sep 22, 2017
      REGISTRATION FORM Sept 2017 SwaffordINNOVATE or HIBERNATE: What is the next step for your dental practice? – 2 hr Today’s most successful organizations are encouraging their co-workers to be innovative and creative in their structure and process. In this session, participants examine the benefits of taking a strategic approach to creative problem-solving, explore how to encourage innovation in the work and/or volunteer environment. Spotlighting on a real-life example from the highly-innovative company, IDEO, participants will explore the “10 Faces of IDEO Innovation” as well as their 5 Step Methodology” in a purposeful and lively process that will show how these ideas can apply to their dental practices. MANAGING CONFLICT and DIFFICULT PEOPLE IN YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE – 2 hr We’ve all experienced them at one time or another – negative people, naysayers, controllers, criticizers, micro-managers, interrupters, and mind wanderers. We interact with them daily in the office, components, and in the community. This session also includes a “conflict assessment’ and strategies on how to avert issues with patients before they cause conflict, and how to manage conflict from a positive growth perspective. MOVING FORWARD: LEADING YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE TO NEW LEVELS – 2 hr Participants have the opportunity to explore how to lead their offices to new levels using some of the concepts from author Jim Collin’s bestseller ‘Good to Great’. The session looks at Collin’s concept of leading with humility as well as choosing and involving the right team and who you need to “get on the bus”. We examine the differences in today’s employee mix and how “great’ leaders can respond to the needs of those diverse groups.
    • ADVANCED MEDICAL/DENTAL BILLING AND CODING Christine Taxin 7 CE units

      Oct 13, 2017
      “A practice that under prices fees by 5% loses millions, compounded over a career.” ADVANCED BILLING AND CODING – Morning session Many practices find it a challenge to remain complaint with insurance rules and regulations. Diagnostic and procedure codes change annually, privacy issues continue to increase, and patient insurance coverage varies while practices try to determine how best to incorporate these influences and remain profitable. Join us in this interactive, informational course and be empowered to take charge of your office’s dental claim billing. Course objectives: • Establish knowledge of dental and wellness benefits and State-Federal government regulations • Learn tips for navigating dental benefits to maximize production, collection and insurance benefits • Recognize and understand how to properly utilize updated and revised dental codes • Know the importance of utilizing diagnostic codes for accessing additional insurance benefits • Learn how to establish risk assessment as a baseline of health which translates into increased coverage • Tip for updating the practice’s medical history form • Understand the S.O.A.P. format, and the legalities of documentation and narrative writing MEDICAL/DENTAL CODING – Afternoon session The benefits of medical/dental cross coding are numerous. Understanding of medical insurance is the key to getting paid! However, there is much confusion about medical billing and most teams don’t have the resources or time to figure it out. Take charge of your practice’s billing through this information hands-on workshop! Learn a step-by-step process for claim processing – from first patient contact through final payment. Gain a greater understanding of diagnostic, procedure and DME codes, and the use of modifiers. Learn how to complete the CMS-1500 Form and necessary supporting documentation. Learn a system for follow-ups and appeals, and how to avoid common missteps which cause claim denials. Course objectives: • Become proficient in interpreting different types of insurance plans • Recognize the four categories of billable procedures • Understand the authorization process and the importance of S.O.A.P. in documentation • Receive tips for working with insurance companies to obtain patient benefit information • Utilize diagnostic tools, such as I-Cat, saliva tests, medical history intake and risk assessment forms, and clinical skills • Identify how to document and submit medical necessity information • Learn how to report biopsies and oral lesions • Know how to prioritize and report medical diagnostic and procedure codes • Learn about the history, structure and formal of ICD-10 coding systemREGISTRATION FORM Oct2017 Taxin
    • “Implant Complications – Color and Shade Selection – Immediate Prosthodontics – Cranio-Facial Implants” Michael S Jacobs BS, DDS, MS, FACP 7 CE units

      Nov 3, 2017
      REGISTRATION FORM Jacobs Nov 3 2017 Implant Complications, Color and Shade Selection, Immediate Prosthodontics, Cranio-Facial Implants Implant Complications: This presentation will illustrate the most common implant complications and how to prevent and deal with these complications. This includes less than ideal implant placement, abutment loosening, soft tissue problems, acrylic resin fracture, porcelain fracture, screw breakage and fixture breakage. Each problem will be evaluated and a discussion of how the problem could have been avoided will be a central theme of this presentation. We will also demonstrate how these problems and complications were addressed. Color and Shade Selection: Color Science as it relates to dental shade selection will be discussed. The advantages of various shade guides will be addressed along with the use of a Spectrophotometer in the selection of an acceptable shade. The effect of the light source will also be presented as it relates to shade selection. Immediate Prosthodontics: The role of immediate prosthodontic replacement of teeth will be discussed as it related to removable, fixed, and implant prosthodontics. The planning and performance of immediate placement of removable and fixed dentures. Also, immediate provisionalization of an anterior implant will be presented along with the conversion of a complete denture to an immediately supported implant denture. The planning that is required for the various treatment options will be emphasized. Cranio-Facial Implants: The use of the cranio-facial implants will be illustrated. The restoration of ears, a mid-face defect, and a partial nose using cranio-facial implants will be discussed Course Objectives: 1. Be aware of the most common biomechanical implant complication 2. Understand how these complications can be minimized. 3. Understand the treatment techniques that can be used to overcome complications 4. Being consistent in shade selection. 5. Being aware how lighting affects shade selection. 6. Shade alteration techniques will be presented. 7. Awareness of the impression combinations that can be use for immediate dentures 8. Technique used to immediately convert a conventional mandibular denture into an implant supported denture the day of implant placement. 9. Provisionalization of and immediately placed implant in the anterior area of the mouth 10. An awareness of the potential of cranio-facial implants to aid in the restoration facial defects.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Northern California Dental Society shall be to encourage the improvement of the health of the public; to unite ethical practitioners of dentistry; to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the interests of the members of the Society and the public.

VISION STATEMENT

Strive to promote the value of membership through awareness of benefits; provide social networking events and increase support to new member dentists; improve the level of connection between the dentist and their communities and ensure that members feel like a vital part of the society.