David J Pettigrew, DMD

About the Instructor:

David J Pettigrew, DMD received his B.A. in biology from Lafayette College and his DMD from Fairleigh Dickenson School of Dentistry.

He is currently a dental consultant with United Healthcare and serves as an Expert Witness for dentists and their attorneys on insurance claim issues.

He is a member of the New Jersey Dental Association's Council on Dental Benefits.

In addition to being in private practice, Dr. Pettigrew served for 14 years as Dental Director of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and was a claims reviewer for American Dental Examiners.

He has lectured in the tri-state area on behalf of Horizon BCBSNJ, UMDNJ, WebMD, New Jersey Dental Association and privately on the proper coding of dental claims, understanding the CDT coding system and working with dental insurance carriers.

Dr Pettigrew has also published numerous articles on CDT coding, electronic claims and how dental offices can deal with dental insurance companies.

Dr Pettigrew can be reached at dentalinsurance101@earthlink.net