Understanding the AAP / EFP classification periodontal system

Recorded On: 09/24/2020

Understanding the AAP / EFP classification periodontal system

Linda Vidone, DMD

Chief Clinical Officer/V.P. Clinical Management

Delta Dental of Massachusetts

Dr. Linda Vidone is the chief clinical office and vice president of Clinical Management at Delta Dental of Massachusetts. She has 20 years of dental experience in clinical private practice, as dental school faculty, and in the dental benefits industry. Dr. Vidone, a board-certified dental consultant, is a hands-on leader in the dental insurance industry, setting clinical policies and performing routine claim review while staying abreast of innovations in oral health care. She shares her unique knowledge of being on both sides of the claim form while lecturing nationwide on all aspects of dental benefits, dental coding, claim accuracy, utilization management and utilization review. A graduate of Boston University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Vidone holds a D.M.D. and C.A.G.S. in General Dentistry and Periodontology. She is currently a member of the Delta Dental Plan Association Policy Committee. She is immediate past president of the American Association of Dental Consultants and also serves as chair of the Certification Committee. She is on National Association of Dental Plans Code workgroup and is a voting member of the American Dental Association’s Code Maintenance Committee, where she represents American Health Insurance Plans. She also maintains a private practice in periodontology in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Marie Schweinebraten, DMD

Insurance Consultant

American Academy of Periodontology

Dr. Marie Schweinebraten, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, practices periodontics in Duluth, Georgia. She completed her residency in periodontics at Emory University after serving four years in the US Army Dental Corps. She has served in multiple facets of organized dentistry, including president of the Georgia Dental Association, a member of the ADA House of Delegates, and ADA Trustee from the Fifth District. Her dental benefit experience includes serving on the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs, and the Subcommittee on the Code. She presently is the insurance consultant for the American Academy of Periodontology, serving on the Task Force on Disease Classification Integration as well as the Dental Quality Alliance, where she is a past-chair and member of the DQA Education and Communication Committee, the Code Maintenance Committee, SNODENT Maintenance Committee, and the Standards Committee.

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Understanding the AAP / EFP classification periodontal system