ADA Dental Coding Certificate Livestream Course — Assessment-Based CDT Program

Dec. 3, 2021
9:30─4:15 p.m. CT
Registration is open!

CE Live - Coding Course

Join coding experts Ron Riggins, DMD, Steven Snyder, DDS, and Mark MiHalo for this virtual course to extend and hone your coding expertise. The ADA Dental Coding Certificate—Assessment-Based CDT Program will provide necessary foundational knowledge, skill practice, and reinforcement you need to accurately file claims using the CDT codes.

This course will provide you with the resources you need to support performance on the job and to practice them in realistic scenario-based simulations you might encounter during a typical workday. After the course, you can choose to demonstrate competency with the knowledge and skills in an electronic assessment, after which you will receive a certificate of completion. This course is intended for staff members who have limited knowledge of CDT codes and/or how to fill out dental claim forms.

At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Define key terms used in dental coding.
  • Locate resources and a glossary for assistance with terminology and codes.
  • Identify the correct, current claim form.
  • Correctly complete each field on the claim form to file claims with minimal rejection.
  • Explain the use of procedure codes.
  • Use the CDT book and CDT Companion as resources for proper coding.
*Receive a certificate of completion after passing the assessment

CE credits: 5.5

Course pricing

$399 per person, including the CDT book
$319 per person, without the CDT book

You will need the CDT: Current Dental Technology and Coding Companion during the course as a reference. Order the CDT 2022: Current Dental Technology and CDT 2022: Coding Companion with your course at a discounted price.

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Learn more about
our speakers:

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Mark MiHalo, DDS
Dr. Mark MiHalo has been practicing in LaPorte, IN, since 1987. He currently serves as a Trustee of the Northwest Indiana Dental Society (NIDS) to the Indiana Dental Association and as a 7th District representative to ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs. Dr. MiHalo is past president of NIDS and the LaPorte County Dental Society. He served on the ADA Council on Dental Benefits and is a former chair of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs' coding and transactions subcommittee. He has also been a career-long member of the Academy of General Dentistry, an organization dedicated to professional continuing education. Along with Dr. Bulnes, Dr. MiHalo was a primary subject matter expert for the creation of this course.
Ron Riggins, DMD

Ron Riggins, DMD, is a life-long resident of the Quad Cities. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. He completed a one-year advanced education in general dentistry residency and served in Germany with the United States Army.

Dr. Riggins truly enjoys the art and science of dentistry. He is the past chairmen of the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Benefit Programs. He speaks frequently on dental coding and dental benefits.

Steven Snyder, DDS
Dr. Steven Snyder is a retired board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who was in private practice for 28 years. He is a past chair of ADA’s Council on Dental Benefit Programs and past president of the New York Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

CE Verification

Your CE verification will be added to your account within 10 business days following the closing of the conference. For any questions, contact us at