Is It Possible to Have a Fee-for-Service Practice?

Location: Monterey Bay Dental Society Office

Address: 8 Harris Court, Suite A2, Monterey, California, United States


Contact: Debi Diaz



Phone: 8317377180

2 C.E. Units

Members: $69
Staff: $49
Nonmembers: $149

Have you ever wondered if you could have a successful fee-for-service practice?

You may have heard of dentists who dropped their participation with a dental network and experienced a successful transition. On the other hand, you may have also heard of dentists who dropped their participation with a dental network and had an unsuccessful transition.

Every success story has one key element: The dentist analyzed the pros and cons of dropping participation with the network.

Join us for a collaborative learning session where you will walk away with the following tools:

  1. Understanding dental insurance, including its benefits and limitations for your practice.
  2. Identifying potential risks associated with leaving a network and how to mitigate them.
  3. Exploring how messaging can influence your practice's success when leaving a carrier's network.
  4. Acquire knowledge and tools to conduct a detailed analysis of carrier participation and its impact on your practice.
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Cindy Hartwell

Cindy Hartwell started her career in dental over 25 years ago as an RDA in private practice. She later transitioned into the role of Office Manager. After a decade in private practice, she worked for a large dental insurance company for 16 years. While working in the insurance industry, Cindy held multiple roles, including dental claims auditor, grievance/appeals analyst, trainer, professional relations representative, and network specialist. Following her years in the dental insurance industry, she used that experience while working for the California Dental Association. She consulted dentists and their teams on dental benefit plans, helping them navigate the everchanging dental marketplace while advocating for them as a dental benefits analyst.