Past Monthly Meetings


The DCDS offers regular, complimentary CE programming to its members each year between September and May. Monthly meetings are usually on the second Tuesday of the month (depending on holidays and other events). In addition to learning the latest innovations and techniques in dentistry from world-renowned speakers from across the country, DCDS monthly meetings give attendees an opportunity to share ideas, information and network with one another. Nonmembers may attend DCDS monthly meetings for a small fee.

Continuing Education Disclaimer: The District of Columbia Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the CE requirements of his or her licensing or regulatory agency and to contact them with any questions regarding licensing.

​Past Monthly Meetings

January CE Event: Stay Out of Jail: The Top Coding Errors

  • Tue, Jan 10, 2017 | 5:00 PM - Tue, Jan 10, 2017 | 8:00 PM
  • Location: Westin Georgtown
  • Address: 2350 M St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia
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  • Contact: Amber Wright
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  • Phone: (202) 367-1163

Topic: Stay Out of Jail: The Top Coding Errors
Speaker: Dr. ​Charles Blair

5:00 p.m. – Networking Reception
5:45 p.m. – Business Meeting 
6:00 p.m. – Speaker 

DCDS lobbyist Brett Greene will be in attendance and will speak during the Business Meeting to discuss the Universal Paid Leave Act.

View the handout

Stay Out of Jail: The Top Coding Errors

Coding errors are predictable in today’s dental practice. Learn the top coding errors – and how not to make them! You will also receive new, valuable information on some of the “hot” sections of the CDT code, which you can use to identify and “fix” coding problems that lurk in your practice. Most practices can expect legitimate net increases in cash flow immediately by learning how to do it right.

Based on several thousand dental practices studied, these common problems were identified:

  • Consistent Coding Errors
  • Clinical Protocol Issues
  • Potentially Fraudulent Activities

Dealing with dental insurance is overwhelming but key coding strategies can save you time, prevent hassles, and keep you out of jail. Stop leaving money on the table as PPOs dominate the market place – a tipping point!

Learning Objectives

1.) The participant will learn through predictive error correction, how to avoid typical coding errors.
2.) The participant will gain knowledge into narratives and documentation.
3.) The participant will gain knowledge into clinical protocol sequences, particularly periodontic.


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Dr. Charles Blair is dentistry’s leading authority on insurance coding strategies, fee positioning and strategic planning. He has individually consulted with thousands of practices, helping them identify and implement new strategies for increasing legitimate reimbursement. Dr. Blair’s extensive background and expertise makes him uniquely qualified to share his wealth of knowledge with the dental profession. A widely-read and highly-respected author and publisher, he currently offers several publications, Coding with Confidence, Administration with Confidence, Diagnostic Coding for Dental Claim Submission, Medical Dental Cross Coding with Confidence and the Insurance Solutions Newsletter. Also through his expertise, he founded which optimizes insurance administration and aids in maximizing reimbursement. He holds degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Mathematics and Dental Surgery.