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Steve Anderson, Should I Be Insurance Free?
Speaker: Steve Anderson
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
Continued drops in dental insurance companies’ reimbursement fees and rule changes make the business of dentistry a constantly changing landscape. Learn how to make sense of this changing reality, its...more
  • 4.0 (1 Review)
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 3/27/2019
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Review Date: 6/30/2019
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 550.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

Continued drops in dental insurance companies’ reimbursement fees and rule changes make the business of dentistry a constantly changing landscape. This course will show you how to make sense of this changing reality, its impact, how to re-position your practice in relations to insurance and, ultimately, enjoy new professional and financial success. If deciding to drop insurance, helpful steps and verbal skills are given to use with patients.

Description of Speaker:
Steve Anderson is the founder and president of the Total Patient Service Institute that specializes in implementing the highest level of patient service, communication and management skills in dental practices.

Over the last twenty-five years he has spoken at every major dental meeting in North America, Australia and the United Kingdom, conducted hundreds of seminars, worked with thousands of dental practices to increase their productivity through patient communication, written over 100 articles for dental industry publications, authored 9 books, and produced dozens of audio and video learning programs.

In 1995, he co-founded the Crown Council®, an international association of leading dentists and dental teams. Through the Crown Council, he co-founded the Smiles for Life® Foundation, ( which has raised over $38 million dollars in the last dozen years for children’s charities worldwide. He has been named the “Dental Businessman of the Year” by Excellence in Dentistry.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Be able to answer the 6 questions to uncover facts that determine your right way to go, in relation to dental insurance.
  • Understand how practices make smooth transitions and position themselves to succeed, either in network or out, as well as Insurance Free.
  • Have new verbal skills to talk with patients about their insurance-related concerns.
  • Be more knowledgeable and fluent in the language of dental insurance and its human, emotional side.
  • Understand the results and effects of going out of network and of staying in by analyzing 2 real case studies.

In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: Total Patient Service Institute, Crown Council, Capstone Dental, Dental Warranty Corporation.

CE Reviews


4.0  (1 Review)
 1 person would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
good intro to ffs consideration or not.
User: thethingswedoDR
Date: 5/12/2019
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
good intro to ffs consideration. great questions to think about and analyze if that is the right move. Also to realize when it may not be a good idea to switch to oon. I would love to have more verbal examples and explanation of how a office that decides to transition to ffs can convey to existing and new patients higher preceived value in staying with that office (ie how to change the patients perception your dentistry is not a commodity).
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Farran Media 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at
American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD Credit Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022. Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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Refund Policy
There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.

For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
To reap the full benefits of this CE course, the presenters (Howie Horrocks and Mark Dilatush) have agreed to create a marketing plan specifically tailored to your practice and your specific market area. Having your marketing plan printed and open while you view the course material, will greatly individualize your learning experience.

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