NextLevel Practice is the leader in dental practice management. In fact, they are the best in the world at creating happy teams that implement sustainable results.
Gary Kadi is the visionary voice of NextLevel Practice and has for the past 20 years interrupted the status quo of the dental world. He is an expert in crisis, having gone through 9/11, 2008, and is 12 years sober.
Author and documentarian, Gary’s books have sold over 100,000 copies and include Million Dollar Dentistry, Raise Your Healthy Deserve Level, The Dentist, and Dentistry for the Millennial Mindset. His newest book, Million Dollar Dentistry: Bounce Back from Anything was released in May.
He continues to bring national attention to the oral-systemic connection and believes in the complete health dentistry model.
Gary is a powerful educator and advocate for Dentistry, Dentists, and Dental Teams. He is inspired everyday by the courage and personal successes of the doctors and team members he has the privilege of working with.
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3rd party payor negotiating, more specifically Dental Insurance Fee Negotiations, is still a foreign concept to dentists nationwide, and worldwide. Mr. Tuinei has spent the last 14 years improving and perfecting this relatively new effort in the Dental Business world and will be sharing a few secrets about how to effectively negotiate better fees with dental insurance companies in his lecture “3rd Party Payor Fee Negotiations”.
Mr. Tuinei began his dental career in 2007 while working for a small dental corporation in Phoenix Arizona managing all insurance related functions. He was hired as the Chief of 3rd Party Payor Operations. During his first few months, he created systems and operating protocols and restructured a 12 person billing department that improved collections from a low 65% to 98%. At the same time, Mr. Tuinei learned how to effectively negotiate with 3rd party payors that gave a boost in annual insurance related revenue of nearly 1 million dollars for a team of only 10 general dentists. Mr. Tuinei’s early experience in negotiating with 3rd party payors caught the attention of other large group practices and hundreds of solo dental practitioners in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Colorado. Consequently, he unintentionally discovered an under-served section of the dental industry: 3rd party payor negotiating (aka insurance fee negotiating). Mr. Tuinei opened Optimum Dental Solutions in September 2009 to serve the needs of dentists who were actively seeking assistance in improving their insurance reimbursements. In 2014 Optimum Dental Solutions was rebranded to Veritas Dental Resources. Veritas stands for truth and is a core value you will not find while dealing with dental insurance directly.
During its first 2 years in operation Optimum Dental Solutions contracted with over 400 dental practices influencing a combined $10 million in additional annual revenue increases by implementing Mr. Tuinei’s proprietary PPO optimization strategies and effective 3rd party payor negotiating. To-date, Mr Tuinei has worked with over 6700 dentists influencing over 3 billion dollars of newly negotiated revenue for his clients. Mr Tuinei currently serves as the President of Veritas Dental Solutions.
Mr. Tuinei is going on his 23rd year as a professional public speaker.
He currently serves as the President of Veritas Dental Resources and sits on the Board of Directors for The Dental Business School, Business Ownership Mentoring of America, The Dental Leadership Academy, and a co-host on The Navigating Dental Insurance Podcast.
Mr. Tuinei has been recognized by several state Dental Associations and various dental study clubs as “The Authority” on PPO strategies and PPO fee Negotiating. Please see his most recent article in Aesthetic Dentistry Magazine titled “Play to Win” and his PPO Pandemic Strategy article in Dental Economics.
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Dr. Bryan Laskin has been at the forefront of technology in the dental industry for over 20 years. Dr. Laskin’s mission is to “bury the dinosaurs in dentistry”; setting aside outdated technology, systems, and perspectives so we can allow our teams and care to reach new heights.
As Founder and CEO of Operability, creators of OperaDDS and OperaVR, as well as The Operatory Podcast, Dr. Laskin maintains a keen focus on improving the lives of patients through the integration of technology and teamwork.
Dr. Laskin serves as Chief Innovation Officer at Dental Care Alliance, owner/dentist at Lake Minnetonka Dental, and founder of Upgrade Dental. As a partner in several other companies; including ToothApps, Talentship, Evergreen and Kwikly, Dr. Laskin’s focus is developing the next solutions for healthcare. Dr. Laskin serves as counsel to many of the leading companies in the dental industry, spending hundreds of hours each year educating their teams on enhancing the dental experience by transforming how dentistry is delivered to patients. A member of several local and national workgroups on electronic privacy, security and standardization, Dr. Laskin also helps shape the future of regulations within the dental industry.
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Regional Manager and Senior Data Analyst. Like all employees at Dental Intel, Eric is passionate about the business side of dentistry. Eric loves his role with Dental Intel because it gives him daily opportunities to share his passion and help dental practices use data to make powerful decisions that impact patient health, team performance, and practice profitability.
Dental Intelligence is the best software in the industry aimed at helping you manage and grow your dental practice. Through real-time, actionable data, and powerful office management tools, Dental Intel highlights all the great things your office is doing, and makes it simple to act on your opportunities for growth. We believe that every practice can improve performance through the power of data.
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Becky has a business management and marketing degree and has been working in the dental industry as a consultant for nearly a decade. Her work has included supporting and advocating for independent dentists, educating dental colleagues of the changing dental landscape and how technology can help increase profitability and sustainability. With subscription dentistry (in-house membership clubs for the uninsured) becoming increasingly important in today’s independent dentist market, she champions the model of using innovative technology like illumitrac software to assist dental practices in creating, customizing and automating their own in-house membership clubs.
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Tanya Dunlap PhD is the Managing Director at Perio Protect, where she has worked since 2005. For several years she served as the research liaison for the company, working with principal investigators who were testing Perio Tray® therapy in controlled clinical trials and microbiological studies. Her expertise on this adjunctive periodontal therapy is grounded in the data, explaining how the prescription trays work and which patient candidates can benefit from them.
The goal of Perio Tray therapy is long-term disease remission. Improving home care is the key. Frankly, what we have been recommending to patients – more brushing and flossing, antibiotics, rinses – hasn’t worked: half of American adults have chronic periodontitis. Millions more have gingivitis, roughly 90% of American adults. We can do better than this. Coaching with Tanya gives you the science underlying the two practical protocols for office implementation. She also focuses on case presentation and financial formulas to support your success.
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Jody Much is the District Sales Manager for Patterson Dental in the Orange County and Los Angeles markets. As a 17 year veteran and raving fan of the company, she started her tenure with them as Territory Representative working in field sales. In that role, she managed one of the highest producing territories for the Los Angeles team at that time. She grew her business by helping her clients grow their businesses. Her philosophy is to find win-win-win opportunities where patients, the offices and Patterson all succeed together. When focusing on excellence in patient care, exceptional patient experiences, partnership and great strategies it can be actualized. Jody now shares her passion for dentistry and creating dental practice success with her sales team where she works not just as a manager but as a coach in support of their businesses. Jody began her life long career in dentistry as a manufacturer representative over a seven year span for first Dentsply and then Axis Dental which is now owned by Kavo Kerr.
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Jacob Kaiser is an Account Executive at HR for Health. He attended California
State University San Marcos where he received a bachelor’s degree in
Communications and received the AII Men’s Soccer Player of The Year award.
Jacob’s wide range of healthcare knowledge and experience has led him to
help doctors be more HR state and federally compliant, specifically in dental,
optometry, and other healthcare industries.
Jacob lives in beautiful Southern California with his wife and two cats
(expecting a dog soon). He enjoys spending time with his friends and family,
going to church, the beach, playing soccer, basketball and loves nights out
with his wife. Fun fact about Jacob: him and his wife got the privilege to go
behind the scenes of the Late Late Show with James Corden and got to meet
James Corden, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Heidi Klum.
The reason why he loves working at HR for Health is because he knows the
struggles his clients deal with, whether it is keeping up with federal, state
and local regulations, dealing with employee issues, or simply educating
doctors about HR. He is passionate about helping doctors simplify their lives
so they can focus more on patient care. Whether you are dealing with an
employee conflict, poor performance, or issues with legal compliance, HR for
Health is committed as your HR partner to ensure you have the resources to
handle HR obstacles with confidence.
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Joshua Tessman has been in the Financial Payment/Merchant Service Industry for 7 plus years with a specialized focus in the professional Dental and Medical Industries. Representing FISERV, #1 Payment Processor in the world, and FORTUNE’s “World’s most admired companies from 2014-2020,” he is proud to work for such a distinguished company. With his main focus being in the Dental Industry, Joshua has helped thousands of dental practices including new practice start-ups, practice take overs, and already established practices that desire a better Merchant Service experience. With his expertise in how dental practices function, Joshua has proven to deliver with the most updated Cloud Based credit card terminal/Point of sale, that not only includes contactless payments (ex. Apple Pay) that gives your dental patient the peace of mind to not have to touch a terminal or pen to sign a receipt, but also allows the staff to email and text the receipt directly from the terminal, to the patient. This function also helps for over the phone payments, and cuts down front desk staff tasks in printing scanning and emailing receipts to the patient. The cloud based technology offers an online dashboard where you can access reporting of every payment transaction and totals in real-time for Accounting purposes.
Joshua loves educating and training your staff, and will make sure all of the staff that will be using these terminals knows how to use them inside out. During these unprecedented times of Pandemic, these features will keep your staff from unnecessary contact with the patient during the payment process, as well as ensures your patients know your practice can handle any change the world may throw our way.