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The power of cross coding: How hygienists can support their patients’ overall body health

Marianne Harper

, Release date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, Expiration date: Friday, October 16, 2015

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Have you lost the excitement? Are you content with what you might now perceive as the same-old, same-old every day?

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental practice will be able to:

  • Understand the role that hygienists can play in helping their patients achieve greater overall body health
  • Be aware of the different types of diagnostic testing that can be performed in a dental practice
  • Will learn that diagnosing just through the use of periodontal probes and explorers is not enough to get a full picture of their patients’ health
  • Understand the value of implementing a dental-medical cross coding system in their practice
  • Will learn what the different types of dental procedures are that can be considered medically necessary and filed with a patient’s medical insurance plan

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Marianne Harper


Marianne Harper is the CEO of The Art of Practice Management. Her areas of expertise include revenue and collection systems, business office systems and the training of dental practices in dental/medical cross coding. Harper is a well-respected consultant, trainer, lecturer and author. Her published works include “CrossWalking — A Guide Through the Cross Walk of Dental to Medical Coding” and her “Abra-Code-Dabra” series on medical cross coding for sleep apnea, TMD, and trauma procedures. She also is the author of many articles published in dental journals.*em7*-Shaddox-2-214600/small.jpg

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