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SUNDAY :: April, 22, 2018, 8 AM to 1 PM
Terri Bradley's Pre-Conference Coding & Billing Course

Special Pricing for Members Attending the Conference

We are so excited to offer a pre-conference course on coding and billing with Terri Bradley. Registration is now open. The capacity of this event is 75, so register today to reserve your seat.

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time: 8 AM to 1 PM
Location: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
Registration: NOW OPEN. Select the appropriate link below.

Members, in order to receive member pricing, you must be logged in before you begin the registration process. If you are unsure at this point whether you will attend the conference but will definitely attend the coding and billing course, please register at the "not attending" link; we can handle the $25 discount later if you are able to attend the conference.

Members Attending Conf.
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  • $75: Members also attending the conference
  • $100: Members not attending the conference
  • $125: Non-Members

If you have any questions about pricing or the registration process, please don't hesitate to contact the Linden at the JAWS Society office at (417) 886-8606 or

Terri Bradley | | /TerriBradleyConsulting | LinkedIn |
| @TerriBradleyLLC

Terri BradleyTerri Bradley is the owner of Terri Bradley Consulting and OMS Billing Solutions. With a hands-on background spanning more than 30 years Terri is a practice management expert devoted to her clients. She is highly sought after for speaking engagements offering medical /dental/OMS coding and billing workshops across the country. Her publications include the Insurance Solutions Newsletter, Dentistry IQ, and the Fonseca Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery textbook Chapter (Volume III to be released fall 2016). Terri and her team can be reached via email at or by phone: 844-PMC-4OMS. For more information, visit

Coding & Billing Pre-Conference Course

This workshop will draw on Terri's 30+ years of experience with medical/ dental cross coding and billing for OMS Practices. Terri will cover: the correct coding principles and guidelines for diagnostic and procedure coding seen most often in OMS practices. This includes: bone and tissue grafting, oral pathology, and other common OMS surgical procedures. radiology billing (including CBCT imaging) and anesthesia billing will be reviewed. Find out how to code more complex scenarios such as orthognathics and trauma related services. We’ll also examine industry changes that may impact your practice.

Learning Objectives

Updates on

  • How to locate, prioritize, and report diagnosis codes.
  • How to code bone grafting, implants, pathology, and dentoalveolar.
  • How to code more complex cases like orthognathics and trauma.
  • The importance of relative value units.
  • When to use modifiers and which ones to use.
  • Coding and anesthesia guidelines.
  • Question & Answer session

Ready to Register for Terri's Pre-Conference Course?

Members, in order to receive member pricing, you must be logged in before you begin the registration process. If you are unsure at this point whether you will attend the conference but will definitely attend the coding and billing course, please register at the "not attending" link; we can handle the $25 discount later if you are able to attend the conference.

Members Attending Conf.
Members/Non-Members NOT Attending Conf. 

MONDAY :: April, 23, 2018, 8 AM to 2:30 PM

Dave Weber | | /WeberAssoc | @WeberAssociates |

Dave WeberDave's an international speaker, humorist, trainer and two-time best-selling author who helps people "Make Progress On Purpose"!

Besides being a favorite speaker for corporations and education groups, he's taking the dental world by storm after first being discovered by Dr. Peter Dawson.

Dave’s been invited numerous times to great meetings like: AAOMS, The Hinman, ADA, Chicago Mid-Winter, The Shulman Group, Yankee Dental Congress, Greater New York, California Dental, 100+ Seattle Study Clubs, dozens of state dental conferences, specialty practices and dental support organizations from California to the Carolinas!

His humor and "Chihuahua on Caffeine" personality might get him invited to present…but it's his insights & real-life applications about practice management issues -- that get him invited back time and time again.

Dave’s dazzles audiences 165 times a year and has been called the 'cure for the common meeting’! He and his wife Tina live in Atlanta, GA and are the parents of two great kids.

Dave's Session: The X Factor: 12 Keys to Set Your Practice Apart

For years, leadership was thought to be all about authority, title, ownership or responsibility, but there’s a NEW reality in medicine and dentistry. Leadership is also about INFLUENCE. And in every office, there are team members are driving the culture & climate of the practice, for good or bad. Dave shares 12 points, proven strategies that everyone can use to positively influence people in our personal and professional lives... and does it with a TON of laughing and learning as only Dave Weber can do!

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to overcome opposition, negative attitudes, and not let others pull you down
  2. Discover the secret to making progress in achieving your personal and professional goals
  3. Consider new, creative options and get others on board

Beth "Your Nerdy Best Friend" Ziesenis | | /YourNerdyBFF |
| @NerdyBFF | /NerdyBFF |

Beth ZiesenisMeet Your New Nerdy Best Friend... Since her first Commodore 64 computer, Beth Z has made a verb out of the word "nerd." Beth helps your audience filter through thousands of apps, gadgets, widgets and doodads to find the perfect free and bargain technology tools for work and home.

Beth Z speaks to about 10,000 people a year, about 9,999 of whom can't pronounce her last name.

Beth Z's Session: Secret Tech Weapons for the OMS Administrator

What if you could schedule a staff meeting without having to send three dozen emails to find a time everyone could meet? Or automate your little tasks that keep you from your real work? Or pass off annoying projects to someone else -- without breaking the bank?

And what if you could pull all this off straight from your mobile device -- without an IT degree?

Join Your Nerdy Best Friend, aka Author Beth Ziesenis, to discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your colleagues, create professional-level graphics and wow your patients. This high-energy session will give you 30+ tools that will leave people asking, "How DO they do that?"

TUESDAY :: April, 24, 2018, 8:30 AM to 2 PM

Donna Grindle | | | @kardonhipaa | /DonnaGrindle |

Donna GrindleDonna Grindle has been in the healthcare IT field for 30 years. After spending her early years in software development, she progressed through various departments, management, and executive positions throughout the 1990s. Donna opened her own consulting firm in 1998 specializing in consulting and technical support for a variety of businesses in the medical industry.

As Founder and President of Kardon Compliance, Donna’s extensive experience is focused on developing and maintaining effective privacy and security programs for all kinds of businesses.

You can hear Donna’s weekly podcast, Help Me With HIPAA with the Help Me With HIPAA App, on iTunes, Stitcher and many other podcasting platforms and apps.

Donna's Session: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water—Ransomware Attack


Healthcare is considered the top cyber-attacked industry. Healthcare ransomware attacks are predicted to quadruple by 2020. How do you prepare your organization for those attacks?

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Have an awareness of the malware threats to healthcare organizations especially ransomware attacks.
  2. Recognize some security controls built into the HIPAA security rule that can be used to mitigate damage and possibly prevent a ransomware attack.
  3. Have an awareness of the basic steps to follow if a ransomware attack occurs to respond and recover properly in order to meet an organization’s HIPAA obligations.

Content Outline

  1. Explain what is ransomware and how criminals can be successful in tricking users to execute an attack.
  2. Explain how HIPAA security controls and training can help prevent a ransomware attack or at least minimize its impact.
  3. Identify the steps that should be taken if an organization does experience a ransomware attack.

Rich Sanders and Julie Goldberg, DDS

Rich's bio | Southern Health Lawyers, LLC |

Rich SandersRichard D. Sanders represents a variety of healthcare providers on a broad range of issues, including business transactions, fraud and abuse compliance (Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark), Certificate of Need (CON) issues, medical staff credentialing, Medicare reimbursement, antitrust policy, and legislative activities. He also assists providers in their relationships with federal and state regulatory agencies. After graduating from Duke University in 1992 with a double-major in political science and history, Rich earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Emory University School of Law in 1996. In 2013, Rich was rated as a “Top Rated Lawyer in HealthCare Law” and has a AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell™. Rich currently serves on the adjunct faculty at Emory University and teaches courses in business and regulatory law. In 2004, he was awarded Professor of the Year. Rich is a former intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, where he worked with an Atlanta-based unit supporting the U.S. Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy. His non-profit activities have included: Secretary of the Board of Buckhead Baseball (Cal Ripken League), Member of the Board of the Garden Hills Neighborhood Foundation, and member of the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club. He and his wife Rebekah live in Buckhead and have three children: James (2000), William (2002) and Caroline (2005). They are members of the Cathedral of St. Philip Episcopal Church in Atlanta.

Julie's bio | OMSNIC |

Julie Goldberg, DDSJulie Goldberg is the Dental Education Coordinator at OMSNIC and Fortress. Julie received her dental degree from the University of Illinois and is a licensed dentist in both Illinois and Florida. She is a Chicago area native who has been in private practice in Illinois as well as in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area, and currently maintains membership with the ADA as well as the Chicago Dental Society. Julie brings her clinical dental experience and knowledge to the Patient Safety and Risk Management Department. Dr. Goldberg has nothing to disclose.

Rich and Julie's Session: Health Care Changes and Risk with Q&A

Join us Tuesday afternoon for the return of two popular professionals that have presented at JAWS annual conference in the past. They will both present a quick update on their areas of expertise and update us all on the latest hot topics of our times pertaining to our specialty and following their brief presentations they will join each other on stage to field questions on Risk, HIPAA, Oral Surgery best practices, social media, online reviews, and laws.

Rich will present on health care changes on the federal, legislative, and regulatory levels and Dr. Goldberg will present on current trends in litigation.

WEDNESDAY :: April, 25, 2018, 8 AM to 1 PM

Nick Partridge | | /FiveLakesPro | @FiveLakesPro |
| Five Lakes Profile |

Nick PartridgeNicholas is the founder and President of Five Lakes Professional Services, a consulting and technology firm helping dental providers manage growth and profitability. Five Lakes is a 2-time Inc. 500 honoree (2016 and 2017).

Mr. Partridge is an industry leader in analyzing the impact of dental insurance networks on the financial health of a dental practice. Partridge has been featured as a guest speaker and guest columnist for many events and publications on the topic of dental benefits.

Previously, he was the product development and technology lead at a privately held fleet services provider. Past experiences further include co-founding, developing and managing a Dallas-based dental benefits startup, roles of increasing responsibility at a Fortune 500 industry leader in Internal Audit, Compensation, Supply Chain Planning, Production Planning and Scheduling and Operations.

Nicholas has served on three non-profit boards, as well as in a Regional Leadership capacity for his International Fraternity. Nick is also an active member in his local church.

Nick's Session: Untangling the Web of Dental Payors

Join us Wednesday morning for this informative high level view of dental payors and the often times waves of chaos they tend to confuse us all with. Attendees will gain a new perspective of the dental insurance world from this industry leader.

Robert G. Haney | | (877) 238-7032 |

Robert HaneyBob is the co-founder and managing member of Aspen Consulting Group. Bob has worked with healthcare professional practices for over thirty years in all aspects of planning, compliance reporting, organizational structures, executive compensation and benefit planning, and management issues. During his career, he has acted as both managing and tax partner for local certified public accounting firms in which he was a partner. He also founded his own accounting and consulting firm in 1989 after twenty years of practice with others. Bob's education was completed at Cleveland State University along with ongoing continuing education in the areas of accounting, tax planning, and management. He has spoken before groups on many aspects of group practice and planning over the past twenty years. In addition to extensive experience with healthcare professional practices, he has had substantial exposure to auditing and compliance issues for financial institutions, and the examination of internal controls to safeguard assets.

Robert's Session: JAWS Society OMS Benchmarking

Join us Wednesday morning as Bob Haney returns for a second year with JAWS Survey 2.0. This year’s membership survey will be summarized in a fairly concise presentation along with taking some time for Q&A and roundtable discussions from the audience regarding financial benchmarks and good indicators for the power of OMS performance.

AGD PACE logo JAWS Society is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, membership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2017 to 12/31, 2018. Provider ID #373526.


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