09 February 2024, Friday, 0900-1600
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Wyndham Hotel

9000 W Airport Dr, Visalia, CA 93277
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John Hamilton, Executive Director 
Tulare-Kings Dental Society 

The Tulare Kings Dental Society

Board of Directors


Continuing Education

09 February 2024

0900-1600 Friday

6CE Live Event

Dr. Lexi Her-Ellison, DDS, MBA

Dr. Her-Ellison began her career as a general dentist after graduating from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2009. She has experience working in a multitude of environments from DSOs, community clinics, and non-profit organizations to private practice. As a new practice owner, she had the unfortunate experience of having to deal with a plethora of concerns including employee embezzlement, clearing a decades-long backlog of insurance, collections, and compliance problems, and updating an aging practice. She decided to dive into the issues of practice ownership headfirst, culminating in a Master of Business Administration with a focus on the dental field. The major difference between Dr. Her-Ellison and other consultants is that she teaches from the viewpoint of a practicing dentist. We’re not forensic accountants, IT professionals, marketing managers, or lawyers. This is healthcare, and it comes with its own set of specific difficulties. Dr. Her-Ellison fully understands the challenges of dental practice ownership and offers practical advice, information, and procedures that are easy to implement and that work. Why? Because she did it in her own practice. Dr. Her-Ellison is now retired from full-time dental practice and focuses entirely on helping dentists and their staff navigate the business side of dentistry


Morning Session 9AM-1PM  4 CE Credits

Practical Efficiency: Tips and tricks that work in the dental office. Don’t rely on consultants who have never worked in a dental practice. Get the information from the source. As a dentist herself, Dr. Her-Ellison will provide her tips to help your practice run like a well-oiled machine, without breaking the bank. We will discuss the easiest ways to streamline the filling and billing process as well as increase production while decreasing your workload. Maximize your dental practice software and eliminate the time-consuming monotony of the job by adding cost effective, new technologies and workflow to the practice. We will provide a basic understanding of the rules and differences between federally and state regulated insurance companies and how they are affected by the new California state laws that are set to go into effect in 2025.  We will also touch on proper verbiage when speaking to patients to increase treatment acceptance and office standards, as well as proper collections procedures as to not open the practice to lawsuits.


1 PM- 2PM Lunch


Afternoon Session 2PM-4PM  2 CE Credits

Providers Only

What Do I Do? Do you know how to respond if a lawsuit or compliance issue arises in your practice? This course will provide step-by-step guides on how to respond to possible situations using real-life scenarios that have occurred in dental practices. What do you do if you catch an employee stealing from the practice or need to discharge a patient? What do you do if you’re being audited by an insurance company or have a surprise OSHA inspection? How do you mitigate a data breach or respond to negative online reviews? Know which professionals you need to have available, who to contact, and what your legal responsibilities are if one or more of these circumstances occurs in your office.



Lunch will be provided