"The Future of Dentistry: The Good, Bad and the Ugly"

David P. Lustbader, DMD

CE Credit hours:1.30

This presentation will focus on the future of insurance reform, including the Affordable Care Act and the possibility of a Medicare Dental Benefit.  It will also cover the impact of lower cost providers (mid-levels), the effect of DSO's on private practice, and rising student debt as critical factors facing the profession.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Be able to understand the effects of the ACA on dentistry
  • Be able to understand the impact of a medicare dental benefit option on dental practice
  • Be able to understand the effect of a mid-level provider on fee structures and dental practice

DAVID LUSTBADER, DMD joined South Shore Oral Surgery Associates in 1990, immediately after completing his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Concurrent with his entry into private practice he returned to his Alma-Mater Boston University (BA Magna Cum Laude and DMD) where he has been a clinical instructor since 1990, and for the past several years has served as Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Board of BU’s School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Lustbader has been continuously involved in and held offices in numerous local, regional, and national societies.  Dentistry has joined other medical sciences using robotics to improve patient care and surgical outcome and Dr. Lustbader is the first oral surgeon in the northeast to place dental implants using robotic assistance. The robotics system provides software to preoperatively plan dental implantation procedures and navigational guidance of surgical instruments. Dr. Lustbader has placed over 20,000 implants in his career.