The Learning & Informatics Summit 2019

P&R Dental Strategies Learning & Informatics Summit 2019 - June 26th - 27th | Thompson Hotel Chicago, Illinois

2020 Vision: Looking Ahead to the Next Decade in Dental

Explore the Latest Data and Learn How to Take Advantage of Analytics Solutions to Prepare for the Future

Every year, top dental thought leaders and industry innovators attend our summit to discuss new ideas and discover the ways advanced analytics are changing how we do business.

This year’s Summit theme, 2020 Vision will feature sessions exploring what data can say about the upcoming decade in the dental industry and how analytics solutions can ensure you’re prepared and running optimally.

We hope you’ll join us at the luxurious Thompson Hotel in Downtown Chicago where we’ll enjoy learning and sampling Big Data trends and insights under the backdrop of Chicago’s vibrant Gold Coast. The fourth annual P&R Dental Strategies Learning & Informatics Summit returns June 26th – 27th, 2019.

Welcome and Dinner

The festivities start the evening of June 26th with a welcome reception at the Thompson Chicago, followed by a private dining event.

Program Overview

On Thursday June 27th, following breakfast and opening remarks, our morning keynote will kick off a day of discussion and exploration of a variety of dental topics. From examining industry-altering trends to hands-on learning sessions, there should be something for everyone.

Download the Program Brochure

Informatics Sessions

New Decade, New Challenges, New Solutions: Highlighting Key Dental Data Trends and Market Projections

Staying on top of the latest trends and market developments is vital. Join our dental and analytics experts as we highlight key historical trends and explore market metrics straight from the largest dental database. What can we learn from DentaBase® and how can payers prepare for what’s coming next?

Fighting Fraud 101: Equip Your Team with Advanced Data Tools to Combat Outlier Abuse

Outlier abuse happens but incorporating data and advanced analytics into your operations can diminish its impact. Learn more about the latest utilization review trends, practice-level vs. dentist-level comparisons and new approaches like ‘fraud management as a service’ to arm your organization against the effects of fraud, waste and abuse.

The DSO Debate: Differences between Groups and Unaffiliated Practices and How They’ll Affect the Industry in the Next Decade

DSO’s and their effects on the dental landscape are always a hot topic. See what the data has to say about how they may impact you in the next decade. Will DSOs affect quality of care and your bottom line? How can you keep your network accurate and compliant when dealing with constant DSO movement?

Beyond Star Ratings: A Look at the Use Cases and Impact of Dental Quality Measurement

Employers and consumers are demanding ever more transparency from their dental plans. Many payers are equally concerned about improving patient outcomes in the communities they serve as they are about cost implications. We’ll look at what greater industry use of objective quality measurement could mean and how raising awareness of quality measurement among dentists could have large and beneficial effects for all.

Your UM Engine Tune-Up: How to Run at Optimal Performance Today, Tomorrow and in a Fast-Moving Future

Greater operational efficiency is critical to staying relevant in today’s competitive landscape. In this session we’ll show you how benchmarking your utilization management processes provides an instruction manual to tune operations in response to changes in the marketplace. Plus, we’ll look at in- and out-of-network fee trends that are impacting your place in the market landscape in ways you might not realize.

Learning Sessions - newly added session on our Smart Claim Selection tool, Pronto

Learning Session 1: Hiding in Plain Sight: The Right Tool Makes Discovering Costly Outliers in Your Network Simple

This walk-through of the Utilization Management Module with P&R’s Director of Account Management, Paul Golder, will show you how this tool empowers payer teams by providing access to practice-level data to identify and prioritize outlier behavior. See how it can help you in managing corrective actions and assists in maintaining a high-quality network.

Learning Session 2: The Ultimate Provider Search Engine: Robust Recruitment and Network Management

This walk-through of the Network Development Module with P&R’s Director of Account Management, Paul Golder, will show you how to unlock the power of reports within the NDM in ways you might not have realized. Plus, learn how the data insights you find within the tool becomes actionable for your team.

NEW! Learning Session 3: Smart Claim Selection and Predictive Savings Analysis with Pronto®: What It Does and How it Does It

If you’re not familiar with Pronto, this walk-through will show you how to increase your daily claims capacity and gain incremental savings using Pronto’s automated, near real-time platform to make intelligent choices about which claims should be sent for utilization review based on previous outlier behavior. We’ll provide an insider’s look at the functionality and management of this powerful analytics solution you won’t want to miss.

Location and Accommodations

Summit registration deadline is Wednesday June 19th at 5pm EST.

Thompson Chicago
21 E. Bellevue Place
Chicago, IL 60611

The Summit is FREE. Attire is business casual.

The hotel is holding a block of rooms for June 26th at the discounted rate of $279 per night until June 5th. If you wish to extend your stay on either end of the Summit (depending on availability) or reserve after June 5th, standard rates apply.

After registering below, you’ll receive an email confirmation. We will also follow up with a link to reserve a room at the Thompson at the discounted rate. Approximately one week before the summit, you’ll receive a reminder email from P&R Dental Strategies with any last minute information.

Get Social

Are you on Twitter or LinkedIn? Keep up with our latest 2019 Learning & Informatics Summit postings up to and through the event by following hashtag #PnRSummit19.

Reserve Your Place Today

Fill out my online form.

If you have any questions please email us at

P&R Dental Strategies is the premier dental insights company delivering customized, actionable business intelligence powered by DentaBase®, our national multi-payer claims database. P&R Dental Strategies’ flexible, cutting-edge technology platform provides an enterprise-level suite of quality measurement, claim review and utilization management, provider profiling, fraud and abuse prevention and network development solutions to customers seeking to contain costs and maximize efficiency across their businesses. P&R Dental Strategies customers can depend on the support of an industry-leading team of dentists, consultants and statisticians to focus on their unique challenges.