ITEM NUMBERS, RECORDS AND CONSENT
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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 conducted audits for AHPRA of dental practices, regarding clinical records and Infection Control; 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?
Jodie Baker will discuss the legal aspects of consent and show case studies of AHPRA investigations where clinical records and consent have been major factors. She will also discuss a few medico-legal cases where dentists have ended up in the spotlight. The Clinical cases presentation will focus on tricky cases that you might encounter in general dental practice. Martin has worked in a country town in solo general dental practice for almost 30 years.
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 Federal Vice President, ADAQ State President 2007, member of ADAQ Executive 2001-2008 then 2014-2020.
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, has previously served on the ADA Inc Audit and Risk committee, member of the ADA Inc Dental Education and Training Committee, and Vice Chair of the Scientific Committee for the FDI World Dental Congress 2021 in Sydney.
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.
Jodie Baker, Manager - Member Advisory & Support Services
Jodie graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 2008 and was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 2009. She later graduated with a Master of Laws specialising in health and administrative law from Sydney University in 2018. Jodie brings a wealth of industry knowledge in health law to ADAQ having practised as a health lawyer in both corporate and government organisations. Most recently, Jodie was the team leader in the compliance department at the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency providing advice to various National Boards including the Dental Board of Australia, and was a senior legal officer with the Office of the Health Ombudsman before making the move to ADAQ. Having worked in both health insurance and regulation, Jodie has a well rounded view of the issues faced by health practitioners and is an expert at navigating the legal system to ensure the health practitioner’s experience is as seamless as possible.