Future Meeting Dates

  • October 22-24, 2015
  • October 20-22, 2016
  • October 19-21, 2017
  • October 18-20, 2018

Where is the Meeting

The Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre

1310 Water Street Kelowna, British Columbia
Toll-free: 1-800-465-4651
Phone: 250-763-4500

UBC Summer Student Practitioner Program

The Summer Student program provides incoming fourth-year dental students with an opportunity to be part of the day-to-day operation of a dental practice and it is open to students who have successfully completed their third year of DMD studies.

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Thursday-Saturday, October 23-25, 2014 • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort • Kelowna, British Columbia

TODS AGM, Luncheon & Keynote Speaker

Thompson Okanagan Dental Society

Annual General Meeting and  Elections 

Saturday October 26, 2013  12:30pm

Keynote Speakers:  Mr. David Crumpton, Compliance & Chief Privacy Officer, Pacific Blue Cross

and

Mr. Dennis Sorensen, Head Of Pacific Blue Cross’s Dental Claims Division

 

Dennis Sorensen, Manager, Dental Claims and David Crumpton, Director, Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer for Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) will speak on the topic of common mistakes, dental trends, and auditing dental claims at Pacific Blue Cross. 

Dennis will discuss trends with claim/pre-authorization submission that include:

  • Bundling of codes
  • Misuse of codes towards conditions that are not a benefit under PBC plans
  • Lack of appropriate, diagnostic, quality documentation to support the necessity of treatment from a contractual perspective
  • Future enhancements with PBC – 2013 and beyond

David will discuss the role of Internal Audit in monitoring the billing and payment of dental claims in order to assure Pacific Blue Cross plan sponsors/employers and members that benefits are paid in accordance with plan provisions. He will describe the audit process which includes:

  • Initiating a review
  • Communicating with dental office
  • Patient consent
  • Reviewing patients’ dental records
  • Findings/recovery
  • What do we do when we find evidence of Inappropriate billings/unprofessional behaviour

About Pacific Blue Cross

Pacific Blue Cross has been British Columbia’s leading benefits provider for over 70 years. Together, with its subsidiary BC Life, it provides health, dental, life, disability and travel coverage for approximately 1.5 million British Columbians through employee group plans and through individual plans for those who do not have coverage with their employer.

 

Biography

Mr. David Crumpton has the following responsibilities:

  • as Director, Compliance he manages a team of auditors who evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. This team also assists in the prevention, detection and deterrence of fraud;
  • as in-house counsel he provides legal advice on contractual, health, insurance and corporate matters; and
  • as Chief Privacy Officer he offers leadership, training and guidance on the protection of personal and confidential information. 

David has degrees from Royal Military College, Queen’s University, and Simon Fraser University.

Mr. Dennis Sorensen - Prior to assuming his role as the Head of Pacific Blue Cross’s (PBC) Dental Claims Department, Dennis Sorensen acquired a diverse portfolio in customer service delivery and offshore operations for large organizations such as TELUS and International Data Solutions (IDS). Dennis brings a strong operational and customer service focus to PBC’s Dental claims processing area. Dennis’s operational background included a strong analytical mind set which lends itself well to researching and identifying opportunities for improvements with dental claiming trends and forecasts. Dennis is also a key contributor to the annual PBC Dental Fee Schedule and has greatly enjoyed learning about the dental insurance industry since joining Pacific Blue Cross.

 

 Thompson Okanagan Dental Society Annual General Meeting

The following positions on the Board of the Thompson Okanagan Dental Society are available for nominations and election.

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Director (2013-2015)

Each Executive position is a one year term and is eligible for re-election for a second consecutive term. The Thompson Okanagan Dental Society’s Director position is a two year term and is eligible for re-election for a second consecutive term.

Please contact Dr. Jordan Noftle, President of the Thompson Okanagan Dental Society (250) 498-2323, if you wish to be nominated for any of these positions. 

Thursday-Saturday, October 23-25, 2014 • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort • Kelowna, British Columbia

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