Dr. Farrugia spent two years developing, implementing, and mastering medical billing protocols for services rendered in his practice. This culminated in 2013 with the completion of his first book, Successful Medical Billing for Dentists I: FUNDAMENTALS. Since then, that book and the companion course of the same name have been the foundation for Dr. Farrugia to share his knowledge and help other dentists successfully implement medical billing into their practices. 

Dr. Chris P. Farrugia is a speaker, teacher, and leader in medical billing and digital dentistry. An early adopter of digital CAD/CAM technology, Dr. Farrugia added CT to his practice in 2011. He trains dentists nationwide who want to advance their practices with CAD/CAM digital restorative techniques, digital imaging and successfully access medical benefits for their services. He practices digital restorative dentistry in Northwest Florida. Dr. Farrugia has been a speaker or featured presenter at DentsplySirona World, the Florida Dental Conference, Yankee Dental Congress, American Association of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) annual meeting, American Association of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) scientific session, Medical Unversity or South Carolina (MUSC), Maryland University School of Dentistry continuing education (MUSD), Washington Academy of General Dentistry (WAGD), Sirona 3D Summits, and several Ivoclar Technology Symposia.


Medical billing involves putting codes on a claim form. Successful medical billing is entirely different. Whether new to medical billing or looking for more success, our Successful Medical Billing FUNDAMENTALS course (live or video), Successful Medical Billing ADVANCED course (live or video), SUCCESSFUL DENTAL SLEEP MEDICINE course (live), and SUCCESSFUL MEDICAL BILLING: Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Teledentistry (video) will teach you how to bill with confidence and what you need to know to access medical benefits in your practice.

The BooksTORE

The journey of implementing medical billing into dental practices is guided by the series: Successful Medical Billing for Dentists. Dr. Farrugia's signature strategy for handling medical claims is shared in the book: Successful Medical Billing for Dentists: FUNDAMENTALS. The compliment to his immensely popular course, this book is the ultimate guidebook for dentists who want to begin to successfully access medical benefits for their services. Refining "beyond the basics" coding strategies and systems are central to the second book in the series: Successful Medical Billing for Dentists: ADVANCED. The series continues with ICD-10 for Dentists: CODES. This book condenses tens of thousands of ICD-10 diagnosis  and CPT procedure codes to those commonly used by dental practices. And the latest addition to the series: Successful Dental Sleep Medicine. This book uniquely combines the medical billing and clinical practice of dental sleep medicine. 



Like the rest of the country, the SMB live speaking and teaching schedule is "on pause" due to the coronavirus and will resume... likely in the fall. Fortunately you don't have to wait until then to get started with medical billing! Successful Medical Billing course content is available in Video format for complete courses and individual subject modules are available on the homepage of this site or at smbdu.com

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