Navigating the Mysterious and Painful World of PPO’s

Does the thought of understanding PPO relationships make you break out in a sweat? Are you a new dentist thinking about opening on your own or maybe you are a dentist nearing the end of his career and looking at transition options?  Unfortunately, dentists frequently sign insurance agreements without discussion and fail to realize the impact of their decisions. Either they don’t realize rates are negotiable or they’re afraid of the negotiation process.

Join Dr. Jennifer Bell for this one-hour session and find out where you can turn for help in solving the PPO puzzle. You’ll discover an easy how-to guide on navigating this process on your own whether you elect to manage it on your own or hire services to help. This course will teach participants to understand, negotiate and improve relationships with PPO networks, no matter the stage of their careers. Many dentists are not aware that companies exist to help navigate the PPO world and determine if they should become or continue to remain in network. Discuss services that are available and how they may meet individual need

Learning Objectives:

  • – Provide new dentists a better understanding of available services for credentialing, selecting possible networks to join, and contract negotiation.
  • – Help existing practitioners understand services available.
  • – Teach retiring practitioners how to position their practices for sale and how to work with younger buyers who may be considering in-network status.


This course will be recorded and posted for on-demand viewing for a limited time. Connect Members receive complimentary tuition to this course.

  • Course Details: 1.5 Lecture CE Credits - AGD Subject Code: 550 - Course Code: MEC 04202021


Apr 20 2021


Eastern Time
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM



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  • Jennifer Bell DDS
    Jennifer Bell DDS

    Dr. Jennifer Bell is a native of Lexington, North Carolina. She earned her undergraduate and dental graduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon graduation, she completed the advanced education in general dentistry program at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC.

    In 2010, Dr. Bell along with her business partner started a general dentistry practice in Holly Springs, NC. They opened their second practice in Angier, NC in 2017. Their practices treat all ages and complexity of cases. Her main interests include rehabilitation cases, complex prosthodontic cases, laser dentistry, and sleep disorders.

    Dr. Bell has earned fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) where she has served the North Carolina state chapter as president most recently as executive director. In 2013, Dr. Bell served as the first chair of the New Dentist committee for the AGD where she served for three years. Currently, Dr. Bell is serving as an AGD National Spokesperson, member of the Dental Practice Council and member of Governance Evaluation and Review Committee. In addition to her work with the AGD, Dr. Bell is an active member in the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and a fellow in the International College of Dentists. In March 2018, she graduated from the Dr. John Kois continuum in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Bell also currently serves as a clinical reviewer with Catapult Education group. Dr. Bell has recently been published in Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and co-hosts a weekly Facebook live show called Dentists in the Know. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Bell is active with Kiwanis International and other local philanthropic organizations in her community.