Practice Management Considerations of an Orofacial Pain/Dental Sleep Medicine Practice

Practice Management Considerations of an Orofacial Pain/Dental Sleep Medicine Practice

Supplies, Documentation and Billing

Online Live Course via Zoom


Course Fee: $300      30-day early registration: $270
Registration closes at 2pm Pacific Time 2 days prior
CDE Credits: 6

Saturday, April 27, 2024
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Pacific Time - Los Angeles California US


This course reviews patient clinical charting information and type of charting typically needed for medical billing for office visits and TMD/MAD treatments. The review will include examples of medical EMR software, supplies used for TMD/MAD treatments and examples of suppliers for TMD/MAD treatments. An example of a superbill used in a dedicated orofacial pain practice will be discussed. This course will include the necessary components for charting the different levels of office visits as well as documentation recommendations for procedures such as joint injections and MAD therapy. Different ways of addressing billing for these services will be reviewed.

Course topics

  • Differences in the setup of orofacial pain practice and a general dental office.  
    • space requirements for an orofacial pain office and  
    • personnel needs - front and back office 
  • Supplies typically used in an orofacial pain practice and where to source 
  • Review of medications used in an orofacial pain practice for diagnostics and treatment  
  • Examples and benefits of medical electronic health records (EHR) software 
  • Patient charting recommended prior to billing for mandibular advancement appliances (MAD’s) 
  • Ordering imaging of the TMJ (CT, MRI) and other procedures with examples of insurer guidelines 
  • Differences of being in-network vs. out of network with insurers and what the process typically involves  
  • Question and answer with a medical biller regarding specific billing questions


Sherwin Arman, DMD, MPH, Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Orofacial Pain Program, UCLA School of Dentistry

Randy Curran, Founder/CEO Pristine Medical Billing and Founder/CEO Pristine Sleep Service with over 11 years of experience billing in the sleep medicine space

Melissa Koger, Senior Account Manager, Pristine Medical Billing  

Learning Objectives

Participants will become familiar with common orofacial pain practice characteristics in order to assist in the establishment of a practice. This includes having familiarity with medications, equipment and software that may be used. An overview of medical billing will be provided by a practicing medical biller.

speakers/instructors and topics are subject to change without prior notice

Policies - Cancellation and Refund

UCLA School of Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education 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.