The power of cross coding: How hygienists can support their patients’ overall body health

Marianne Harper

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Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental practice will be able to:

  • Understand the role that hygienists can play in helping their patients achieve greater overall body health
  • Be aware of the different types of diagnostic testing that can be performed in a dental practice
  • Will learn that diagnosing just through the use of periodontal probes and explorers is not enough to get a full picture of their patients’ health
  • Understand the value of implementing a dental-medical cross coding system in their practice
  • Will learn what the different types of dental procedures are that can be considered medically necessary and filed with a patient’s medical insurance plan


Release date: 16 October 2012
Expiration date: 16 October 2015

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Marianne Harper

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