DentalXChange Helps Shape the Future of Dental EDI at NDEDIC Summit

Huntington beach is a great place to hang 10, build a sand castle and get a great tan. They don’t call it Surf City for nothing! But this year it was the perfect place to catch a wave of a different sort. The EDI wave of change!

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 The National Dental EDI Council (NDEDIC) is the only organization to unite insurance groups, clearinghouses and dental practices in promoting the value and increasing the utilization of electronic commerce within the dental industry. NDEDIC’s EDI Summit provides a conference for these stakeholders to meet and advance the value and utilization of electronic connectivity in the dental community.

 This year, NDEDIC hosted its 2013 EDI Summit over the week of April 29th thru May 2nd  in Huntington Beach, CA. The conference featured a wide range of events and seminars  and brought together Payers, Practitioners and Clearinghouses from all over the country, dedicated to furthering the advancement of Electronic Data Interchange in the dental industry.

Lizzy Jones DentalXChange employees moderated many of these seminars, like, Bill Dachelet, Operation Manager and past Benjamin D. Ward Award recipient, who hosted the EDI Basics Workshop: Talk HIPAA to Me. Tom Mort, a Benjamin D. Ward Award recipient and Director of Product Integration for DentalXChange, help moderate two events: 835 Remittance Advice 101 and 835 Driven to New Directions by UIF. And not to be out done, Lizzy Jones, Director of Sales and Retention, helped present the Town Hall Meeting: Sharing Best Practices for Marketing EDI Usage.

  The SumIMG_1058mit was not all work though. People who attended also got treated to a day at theIMG_1159 Aquarium of the Pacific, in Long Beach, CA, or a day of golf at Mile Square Golf Course. Le Ann Eyres-Morris, Director of Channel Partners for DentalXChange, help host a meet and greet at the Longboard Restaurant and Pub. It all culminated with a fantastic beach party featuring live music and bonfire with a build your own s’mores bar!

DentalXChange president and last year’s Chairman of the Council, Scott Wellwood, presided over the final event of the week, the Awards luncheon and State of NDEDIC Report. He passed his gavel to this year’s Chairwoman, April Rimpley, Vice President of Group Customer Connections & Operations of Ameritas.Scott Wellwood

DentalXChange has been a member of NDEDIC for more than 20 years,”  said Wellwood. “Our active participation and leadership during that time has proven instrumental in driving success for our company and numerous process improvements for our customers.  It is truly a unique organization and the annual Summit provides tremendous learning and networking opportunities and showcases the best of what our industry has to offer.”

 All the events at NDEDIC’s EDI Summit 2013 were lively, educational and ended with great give and takes from the audience that will help shape the future of EDI in the dental industry.

Email Etiquette Webinar

Do you often wonder how your e-mails can be more effective?  Join the  National Dental EDI Council (NDEDIC) for their Email Etiquette Webinar next Thursday, August 11.   Many of our DentalXChange staff members are participating, and we invite our clients to join in as well!   This webinar will provide you with tips to ensure your emails are more professional and accurate.

Please see details below (or visit this link for more details):

Webinar:  Email Etiquette

Date:      Thursday, August 11, 2011

Time:      2:00 PM Eastern; 1:00 PM Central; 12:00 Noon Mountain; 11:00 AM Pacific

Cost:     $40 per member site; $50 per non-member site

To Register:      Click here to register online or contact the NDEDIC office (602) 266-7740


  • Learn to write clear, concise email which quickly conveys the information people need and gets results
  • Use email time more productively
  • Convey a professional image
  • Identify topics and information which are not appropriate for email

About our Program:

Email is ideal for the kinds of quick messages that most of us send in response to questions, to pass along information, and to make requests.  We use email because it is quick and easy.  Ensuring accuracy and clarity in your emails is important.  Do your emails contain an offensive ‘tone’?  Are they often misunderstood?  NDEDIC’s webinar on “Email Etiquette” will provide you with some tips and tricks to ensure your emails are professional and accurate.

About our Speaker:

Catherine Magnall, a leading expert in professional and organizational development currently leads the professional services group at Quality Systems, Inc., dental unit.  As QSIDental responds to aggressive growth, the company recently reorganized key departments including client implementation/training, professional development, eLearning and customer satisfaction under the umbrella of professional services.

Prior to joining QSI, Catherine led a national staffing organization as vice president, training and operations.  In 1998 when on-line training was in its infancy, Catherine successfully developed, launched and succeeded in training over 1800 employees in preparation for a national, mission-critical software roll out.  Additionally, Catherine created the organization’s internal university that focused on blended learning concepts in areas of customer service, sales and leadership.

As a result of 25 years in corporate America, Catherine’s experience enabled her to launch her own staffing business, MedSearch Financial, Inc., where she and her team of healthcare professionals provided training and recruitment functions for the business side of healthcare.

Catherine is a dynamic virtual classroom facilitator who sparks enthusiasm with learning.  We are pleased to have her share her experience with us.