Stay out of Jail: Avoid Coding Errors (Coding Update 2018)


AGD Member:  $49*

Student Member: $37.50*

Speaker:  Charles Blair, DDS

Non-Member:  $70

Credit Hours:  1.5

Subject Code:  554.-Dental Insurance

*AGD Member discount applied at checkout.

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Coding errors are predictable in today’s dental practice. Learn the top coding errors – and how not to make them! You will also receive new, valuable information on some of the “hot” sections of the CDT code, which you can use to identify and “fix” coding problems that lurk in your practice. Most practices can expect legitimate net increases in cash flow immediately by learning how to do it right.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn predictive error correction and how to avoid typical coding errors.
  • Gain knowledge of narratives and documentation
  • Gain knowledge of clinical protocol sequences, particularly perio.

Dr. Charles Blair is CEO of Dr. Charles Blair & Associates, Inc. located in North Carolina. A graduate of Erskine College, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, Dr. Blair holds degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, and Mathematics.

Dr. Blair is dentistry’s leading authority on practice profitability, fee analysis, insurance coding strategies and strategic planning. He has individually consulted with thousands of practices, helping them identify and implement new strategies for greater productivity and profitability. A widely-read and highlyrespected author and publisher, Dr. Blair has authored and co-authored several business and finance books, as well as contributed numerous articles in various dental publications. He currently offers several publications, Coding with Confidence: The “Go To” Dental Coding Guide, Administration with Confidence: The “Go To” Insurance Administration Guide, Diagnostic Coding for Dental Claim Submission and the Insurance Solutions Newsletter. Also through his expertise, he founded which optimizes insurance administration and aids in maximizing reimbursement.

In addition, Dr. Blair is a nationally acclaimed speaker for national, state and local dental groups, study clubs and other professional organizations. He offers leading-edge presentations in the business, finance, and insurance coding arena of dentistry. Dr. Blair’s extensive background and expertise makes him uniquely qualified to share his wealth of knowledge with the dental profession.

Dr. Blair has presented his leading-edge presentations to such prestigious meetings as:

  • Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting
  • ADA National Conventions
  • California Dental Association
  • Chicago Midwinter Meeting
  • Yankee Dental Congress
  • New Orleans Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • Greater St. Louis Dental Society
  • Oklahoma Dental Association
  • OMFS National Conventions
  • Seattle Study Clubs
  • AAO National Conventions
  • N.C. and S.C Dental Associations
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • Virginia Society of Periodontists
  • North America Society of Periodontists
  • Orange County Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • International Study Group, Toronto, Canada
  • L.D. Pankey Study Club

Additional information

Speaker Disclosure

Consultant of Dr. Charles Blair and Associates, Inc. Owner/Part Owner: American Dental Support, LLC

Names of any Entities Providing Commercial Support


Time and Period of Availability for Internet Based Courses

Until review/expiration

Original Release Date

September 6, 2017

Expiration Date

September 6, 2020