Staying out of hot water with item numbers, records and consent
Most dentists will use ADA item numbers every working day of their lives, but if you use them incorrectly, you may end up in all kinds or trouble.
Martin has worked on the ADA Inc Schedule and third party committee for the last 12 years, so bring to the meeting your own item number questions and get the answers in an open forum discussion. Learn how to avoid becoming the subject of a health fund or Medicare audit, by using item numbers correctly.
Martin has worked for AHPRA in conducting audits of dental practices regarding clinical records; would yours pass the test?
Learn how to comply effectively with the DBA’s guidelines for clinical records. We all know what informed consent is, but how does that apply in your daily practice?
The Clinical cases presentation returns to RG & S, but this time the focus is on tricky cases that you should tackle in general dental practice. Martin has worked in a country town in solo general dental practice for almost 30 years, and will demonstrate a few clinical cases that young dentists may come across themselves.
Dr Martin Webb BDSc (HONS) Qld 1990 FICD FPFA FADI
Dr Martin Webb is a dentist in private practice at Maleny, on the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. He has held various positions within the Dental profession namely ADA Inc Federal Executive Councillor, ADAQ President in 2007, ADAQ Councillor from 2000 -2008, then 2014 to present day.
Dr Webb has served on the ADA Inc Schedule & Third Party Committee since 2008. Within that Committee he has acted as the state “expert opinion” on the interpretation of the ADA Schedule by dentists, their staff and PHI’s. Dr Webb has liaised with Dentists having difficulties with Medicare and DVA, including assisting them with audits. He also acts as the ADAQ PHI liaison officer to assist members with PHI complaints and investigations. In 2014 Dr Webb became an approved AHPRA and OHO Auditor. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. In 2016, Martin was awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the ADAQ, one of only 19 individuals in Queensland’s history to have been awarded this honour. Dr Webb has recently joined the ADA Inc Infection Control committee, and has previously served on the ADA Inc Audit and Risk committee.
Dr Webb has conducted Lectures to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, throughout Queensland on the fluoridation issue and more recently has been giving lectures to the ADAQ Practice Advantage group on health fund audits, item number issues, and dental fraud cases. He has assisted UQ as an external examiner for 5th Year dental student Vivas, and has recently been involved in providing expert opinion reports for medico legal cases involving dentists.