Rhonda Savage, DDS

Author, Lecturer & CEO
Uptown Dental & Wellness Center
After many years in the dental field, I still enjoy seeing all the smiles on my patients’ faces when they finally achieve an ideal state of oral health. I consider it an honor that patients come to me for their care, and feel blessed to have the opportunity to send so many wonderful, healthy smiles out into the world.

My practice philosophy has always been to maintain healthy teeth and gums with the most effective and conservative treatments. I have treated many cases, and helped all my patients to achieve their dental goals and keep their natural teeth for a lifetime.

I feel that I bring a unique energy to my work. As a lieutenant commander in the Navy during the years of Desert Shield and Desert Storm, I received the Navy Achievement Medal and an Expert Pistol Medal, and earned the nickname of “The Beast.” I am a “straight shooter”: I aim at the critical issues that my dental patients face.


Getting The Entire Team On Board: Training, Communication and Getting Paid for Sleep Apnea

As a dental team member, I believe we’re not just teeth: We’re health care providers! Referral and relationships with other health care providers are critical. Treating sleep apnea appropriately is an entire team approach. How can a dental practice refer and relate to your speciality practice, in a way that’s not intimidating to the patient? Patients think, “Hey, why are you asking me about my sleep when you’re a dentist?"

This fast paced, fun and informative presentation will provide you with tools to increase case acceptance and help your patients live a healthy, meaningful life. We will cover:

- Verbal skills that increase case acceptance Team training processes to get the entire team on board with screening all patients, regardless of age

-Identify important dental and medically related risk factors

-The transition to the world of medical billing: A team approach

Friday, November 13, 2020