Cutting-Edge Dental Billing and Coding and Evolve your Practice into a Wellness Center

Christine Taxin


Christine Taxin’s workshop and lecture attendees benefit from her expertise in advanced dental billing, dental to medical cross-coding, administrative and wellness systems. Prior to starting her own management consulting company, Christine worked for a large New York City hospital as administrator of a critical department, managed an extensive practice and worked with Coaching Solutions and Dynamic Administrators consulting companies.

She has trained in management at LVI. She has been awarded “Leader in Consulting” for the past six years in Dentistry Today.

Christine is honored to serve on the American Dental Association’s Council of Dental Practice Management as a Subject Matter Consultant for Practice Management Success (2016-2017). Additionally, she is a MAP Accreditation Program CT Scan Board Member. Christine serves as an adjunct professor at the New York University (NYU) Dental School and Resident Programs for New York City Programs

Course Description

Many practices find it a challenge to remain compliant 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. Christine Taxin, licensed by the ADA to share ADA CDT Codes and a member of National Association of Dental Plans, shares the ins, outs, and secrets of dental insurance.

Dental practices can, and should, help protect patients from dangerous medical conditions. Behaving more like a “Wellness Center” not only changes your relationship with your patients, but your practice can bill for increased wellness benefits through dental insurance and medical insurance – just like oral surgeons have done for decades!  Practitioners find it rewarding both emotionally and financially to work with patients to address Periodontal Disease, Sleep Apnea, TMD and other conditions. Dental practices can add new diagnostic tools and treatments to support the general health of patients and increase profits. Learn recommended documentation techniques to support diagnostic and treatment decisions, as well as to prevent problems with medical and dental benefit plans.

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 this year’s updated and revised dental codes • Know the importance of utilizing diagnostic codes for accessing additional insurance benefits • Become familiar with and learn how to complete the new insurance form • 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 A practice that under prices fees by 5% loses millions, compounded over a career . •  Define the practice’s Wellness Program parameters relative to scheduling and fees