08/13/2021 - 08/15/2021
All Day

Treetops Resort
3962 Wilkinson Rd.
Gaylord, MI 49735

Charlotte Cortis, DDS; Jeff Burton, RN

Fee: See Below

CE Credits: 6

AGD Code:

New this year! The Summer Scientific Session moves to Treetops Resort, with two days of courses and a golf outing, to be held Aug. 13-15, 2021.

Located just minutes from I-75, Treetops Resort is easy to get to, but hard to leave. Breathtaking views, on-site dining, a full-service spa, meeting spaces, and five award-winning golf courses provide the perfect balance of work and play.

Come and take part in Michigan’s outstanding summer CE event!

Friday, Aug. 13, 2021

Friday Golf Outing

Where: Masterpiece Course at Treetops Resort
Time: 9 – 10 a.m. (Registration and continental breakfast)
Fee Option 1: $600/Team* or $150/Person
Fee Option 2: FREE (The MDA will assign you to a team that includes one of our sponsors.

*If picking your own team, designate players on registration form.

Golf schedule:

  • 10 a.m.: Shotgun start
  • Lunch: At the turn
  • 3:30 p.m.: Reception and winner announcements

Financial support provided by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, Crest Oral B Professional Oral Health, Ward Dental Lab, and Surgically Clean Air.

Dr. Charlotte CortisSaturday, Aug. 14, 2021

HPV: Elevating Our Care in Dentistry

Speaker: Charlotte Cortis, DDS
Time: 8 – 11 a.m. (Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.)
individual Day Fee: $85/Person; $135/Nonmember Dentists
Weekend Fee: $150/Person; $250/Nonmember Dentists
CE Credits: 3

This lecture will emphasize the rate of HPV infections and the associated occurrences of HPV-related oral pharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OPSCC). It will discuss the critical role dental health care providers can play by incorporating routine education of HPV, potential sequelae of infection, and vaccination recommendations to prevent such infections into routine patient care. The alarming increase of HPV-related OPSCC cases diagnosed nationally and worldwide make this common infection particularly important to dentists and dental teams. This lecture aims to have you leave with enough information on the recommended steps of a thorough HPV program that you can return to your office Monday with appropriate measures to be thorough and successful.

Learning objectives:

  • Review the prevalence of oral HPV infections, oral/oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma rates.
  • Review statements and policies published by organized dentistry platforms on the dental team’s role in OPSCC prevention.
  • Discuss HPV vaccine development, safety, and its use as infection prevention.
  • Discuss communication strategies of HPV with parents/patients.
  • Review OC/OPSCC exam criteria, social, and medical risk factors.

About the speaker … Dr. Charlotte Cortis is a 1993 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, and has spent 28 years in private practice. Currently, she is part of an advisory committee alongside members representing the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, American Cancer Society, Spectrum Health, Henry Ford Hospital, and Karmanos Cancer Institute in developing educational platforms for both medical and dental professionals to bring greater awareness to HPV prevention through an interdisciplinary approach.

Financial support provided by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, Crest Oral B Professional Oral Health, Ward Dental Lab, and Surgically Clean Air.

Jeff Burton, RN

Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021

Medical Billing in Dentistry

Speaker: Jeff Burton, RN
Time: 8 – 11 a.m. (Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.)
CE Credits: 3

The goal of this presentation will be to review some of the common barriers to reimbursement in dental sleep medicine and offer solutions and methods that can be implemented immediately within the practice to ensure claims are successfully paid. The audience will gain insight into important considerations when preparing to bill any service to medical insurance. Specific common medical policies and both state and federal regulations that dental practices often overlook, placing them at risk, will be discussed.

This material is appropriate for office managers, business staff, and dentists. Any practice that has considered or currently is billing medical insurance can benefit from attending this session.

Learning objectives:

  • Understanding proper documentation.
  • Learn how to set fees, collect payments, and code properly.
  • Empower dental professional attendees with more knowledge of medical billing in dentistry.

This course counts toward the Dental Business Professional certification. Earn 3 credits in the Insurance/Benefits/Billing category. Click here for more information on the MDA Certified Dental Business Professional program. Look for this logo for other CDBP-qualifying courses.

About the speaker … Jeff Burton is the CEO and founder of Lyon Dental Sleep Services, a leader in medical billing, advising, and practice management solutions for dentists, and is a critical care nurse. He has held management positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and United Physicians.

Financial support provided by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, Crest Oral B Professional Oral Health, Ward Dental Lab, and Surgically Clean Air.


The MDA has reserved a block of guest rooms at Treetops Resort. The rate is $119 per night for an Inn Deluxe room or $159 per night for a Lodge Queen Deluxe room. Rooms are subject to a resort fee of $15 per room per night plus any applicable taxes. Special rates only applicable to those registered for the Scientific Session.


Call Treetops Resort at 855-261-8764 and ask for the MDA Seminar Rate. Reservations must be made by July 29, 2021, to obtain the MDA rate.
Treetops Resort cancellation policy: A refundable deposit will be granted if room is canceled within seven days of the meeting.

Cancellation refund policy

A 72-hour notice of cancellation is required for all CE programs. Refunds will be granted upon written request, less a $25 administration fee. An email is an acceptable notification.