Speaker/CE Information:


Gary Harker
Proper Use of Legal Tools (1 CE)
Sponsored by: Legally Mine
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 Through this course attendees will truly understand exactly how, why and where legal entities should be used for both lawsuit prevention and income tax reduction, as well as legal structures, policies, agreements, and protocols that doctors can conveniently employ to manage and protect their professional license. The course is given in plain English and when done most attendees understand the proper use of legal tools for the first time in their lives.

Learning Objective:

  • Correct structuring strategies to protect all assets (business and personal) from any lawsuit, from any direction. Maintain the focus of their medical practice on improved patient care rather than malpractice defense.
  • How through understanding your legal structuring you can lower your income tax and eliminate capital gains and estate taxes.
  • The proper usage (individually and in strategic combination) of trust, partnership, and LLC's among other entities.
  • Protecting the doctors license is vital. We will introduce you to a streamlined collection of effective protocols to help protect the doctors license.

Maggie Ness, Regional Care Consultant, Alzheimer's Association MN-ND & 
Michelle Gayette, Assistant Director of Aging Services

Abuse in Late Life (2 CE’s)
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota & ND Dept. of Human Services
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Joint presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association and the North Dakota Department of Human Services. This educational seminar will help attendees recognize dementia, offer communication strategies, help recognize abuse/neglect and offer tools for intervention and resources.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how Alzheimer’s disease and dementia affects the brain
  • Dental risk factors and considerations specific to dementia
  • Identify effective communication and behavioral strategies
  • Identify and recognize abuse in later life
  • Describe the dynamics of abuse in later life
  • Identify and utilize resources in the community
  • Promote collaboration and communication

Medicaid Panel (Non-CE Offering)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Jodi Hulm with the North Dakota Department of Human Services and a panel of North Dakota Medicaid Professionals will be available to address your issues, concerns, questions and clarify areas of interest identified from the recent 2021 NDDA Medicaid Claims/Administration/Coding Survey, which was submitted to all NDDA members. The Medicaid Panel will address and clarify the following areas which were identified as areas of high concern: 

  • Uncovered Services
  • Dealing with No Shows
  • Reasons for Denials
  • Billing Fluoride for Adult Population
  • Manual Updates & Changes
  • Frequency List & Coverage Explanation
  • Downcoding
  • Voiding a Medicaid Claim
  • Sending a Secondary Claim
  • Prior Authorizations Overview
  • MMIS Portal Overview
  • Electronic Claims Overview
  • Frequency List Approval Overview
  • Secondary Claims Process Overview

Dr. John A. Anderson Jr.
“I Never Saw a Tooth Walk Into my Office” (Non-CE Offering)
 (without it being attached to a person of infinite worth)
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

In this highly interactive course, we will be discussing how to build relationships with our patients that will reward both the patient and the dentist. We will be using “hands-on” learning experiences (not role playing) that can be immediately applied on the first day of your return to practice.


  • How to discover joy and fulfillment in your work.
  • How to listen to earn your patient’s trust and case acceptance.
  • What is it like to be the patient?

Learning Objective:

  • There will be one thing you can take home and implement for the welfare of your patients, your practice and yourself.

Credit and Collection Policies (Non-CE Offering)
Sponsored by: DCI Credit Services, Inc.
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

One of the largest challenges that any healthcare provider faces today is collecting payments from patients. Healthcare collections differ from other industry practices in many significant ways, especially when it comes to patient care. This workshop is divided into three sections.

Learning Objective:

  • How to discuss policies for collecting at the time of service, how to reduce overall bad debt charges and overcoming objections.
  • How to review and analyze the accounts receivable and account age analysis.
  • How to know when to employ and select the right collection partnership.

   Dr. Kate Schacherl
Integration of Technologies and Restorative Materials for Dental Practice Success (3 CE’s)
Sponsored by: Patterson Dental & Kerr Dental
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Technologies and clinical applications are ever-evolving and this course will review some of the most popular topics you need to know. We will explore best practices for tooth preparation and utilization of adhesive bonding and cementation techniques for commonly used materials, including Zirconia, e.max, Celtra Duo and Tessera. Bring your unanswered questions about the benefits and responsibilities of 3D imaging to this comprehensive, in-depth course.

Learning Objectives:     

  • Understand how implementation of technology and development of efficient workflows enhances the lives of practitioners and patients.
  • Understand best practices for preparation, scanning, design and in-office milling and firing of restorations.
  • Recognize differences and advantages in adhesive bonding techniques and cementation for different clinical situations.

Dr. Alessandro Villa
Dental Providers & HPV Associated Cancers (1 CE)
Sponsored by: The North Dakota Dental Foundation & The American Cancer Society
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

The incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer is increasing steadily. Dental providers are ideally positioned to promote HPV awareness and recognize signs of oral and oropharyngeal cancers, yet many providers and their patients are unaware of the risk factors, sign and symptoms and preventive strategies for these cancers. Participants will learn about the current HPV immunization schedule and how to give effective HPV vaccine recommendations to patients.  

Learning Objectives:

    • Raise awareness about the risk factors, signs and symptoms of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer. 
    • Enhance understanding about the rationale for—and importance of—the current HPV vaccination series.
    • Learn strategies for reducing incidence of oral HPV infection and HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers.
    • Learn strategies for reducing incidence of oral HPV infection and HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers.


    Credit and Collection Policies Speaker Handout
    North Dakota Medicaid Panel Speaker Handout


    CE Certificates for the Proper Use of Legal Tools by Gary Harker will be distributed by Legally Mine
    CE Certificate - Abuse in Later Life  - Maggie Ness and Michelle Gayette
    CE Certificate - Integration of Technologies and Restorative Materials for Dental Practice Success - Dr. Kate Schacherl
    CE Certificate - Dental Providers and HPV Associated Cancers - Dr. Alessandro Villa
    The Wide World of Endodontics - Dr. Jerry Cook - COMING SOON
    Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Medically Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw - Dr. Charles Crago - COMING SOON
    Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - Dr. Jonathan Gray - COMING SOON