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Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 1:45 PM EDT
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Derryfield Country Club 
625 Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH 03104

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        Grant supporting the NHDHA 2017           Continuing Education Program


NHDHA Fall Symposium

Connecting the Dots - A Gingivitis Code Finally!

presented by

 Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS

Saturday, October 7, 2017

7:30 AM - 12:45 PM

4.0 Clinical CEUs + 0.5 Non-Clinical CEUs

PLUS: Optional Table Talk

12:45 PM - 1:45PM 

 1.0 Free Clinical CEU


Course Description: 

Course based on DentalCodeology: A Gingivitis Code Finally! Your patient presents with inflamed, hemorrhagic gingiva, light to moderate subgingival calculus, and generalized pseudo-pocketing. There was no code to accurately define the care needed to treat these patients. The D4346 code finally assists in clearly identifying and treating gingivitis after decades of merely dumping gingival inflammation into the same category as health. We have been providing the care anyway, and this code provides a reason for patients to return to your practice, improve their health and boost your bottom line. This code isn’t just a number; it’s a game changer for dentists, hygienists, business professionals and every staff member. This code can boost the bottom line of the practice when we take the time to examine and update our systems. 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this evidence-based clinical course, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify 8 major focus points to grasp to correctly implement the D4346 code 
  • Protect against fraud being committed even by accident 
  • Guard against misuse of this new gingivitis code and not miss the disease present 
  • Create simple and effective “Twitter-Style” dental-medical necessity narratives 
 This course is appropriate for dentists, hygienists, assistants and business professionals.


7:30 AM - 8:00 AM  Breakfast, Vendors, and Registration

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Patti DiGangi: Connecting the Dots - A Gingivitis Code Finally!

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  Exhibitor Presentation and Vendors

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  Patti DiGangi: Connecting the Dots - A Gingivitis Code Finally!

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM  Snack and Vendors

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM  Optional 1-hour Free CEU: Table Talk

Continuing Education Units

  • 4.0 Clinical CEU
  • 0.5 Non-clinical CEU
  • 1.0 Clinical CEU - FREE: OPTIONAL Table Talk
  • 5.5  Total CEUs (If attending Table Talk)
  • 4.5  Total CEUs (If not attending Table Talk)



Registration Deadline is September 30, 2017. 

Payment Options:  Credit cards and checks accepted. Checks must be received in the NHDHA office by September 29, 2017. Pay with credit card by clicking on the PayPal button in the Registration Form. PayPal account is not required.

Refund Policy: Cancellations received by 9/29/17 will be refunded less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds accepted on or after 9/30/17.

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Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS

Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS literally wrote the book on this one. Her efforts have assisted thousands of professionals to code more accurately and efficiently. In fact, the American Dental Association recognized her expertise by inviting her to write a chapter in its CDT 2017 Companion book and again for CDT 2018 Companion. Patti holds publishing and speaking licenses with ADA for Current Dental Terminology©2017 and a license for SNODENT©2017 diagnostic coding. She demystifies coding with workshops and little books of easily digestible stories about patients like we see every day. ROMA Manual on Dentistry A Lighthearted yet Deadly Serious Look at our Profession is the 7th book in her DentalCodeology series is of easy-to-read bite-size books. Patti can be reached at