Welcome to SMB Digital University… Our mission is to provide dental practices with unique and complete instruction in successful medical billing protocols through an online media. We have constructed modular content that will help you  build success with medical billing in your practice.. These modules contain the same great information that is available in Successful Medical Billing live courses.  The narrated video format allows you to start/stop/resume the content whenever you like with unlimited  viewing for the duration of your purchase.

Specific, individual areas of interest may be pursued with our INDIVIDUAL MODULES.  Modules are grouped together to form our COMPLETE COURSES. These COMPLETE COURSES facilitate comprehensive learning at either a FUNDAMENTAL or ADVANCED level. Whatever your interests or needs, SMB Digital University has you covered.

CEs are available for our courses. CE credits are issued to the registered dentist. To receive CE credits, you must complete the viewing of all video content of the course and pass the test at the end of each module.  One CE certificate is issued for each purchased course or module. Note: Chris P. Farrugia, DDS is a Florida Board of Dentistry approved CE Provider (# 50-24752). Approval by the Florida Board of Dentistry does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry. Participants should verify with their state Board of Dentistry rules and requirements for acceptance of CE credits issued by this provider. The current term of approval expires 2/28/2022.

Practical Matters: Our free General Content section  is accessible by simply clicking on the topic/video. You will be prompted to sign in as a visitor to the site. When prompted, follow the directions  to create a username and password  for access to this area. You can access your purchased material by signing in with the username and password created with your purchase.  Content is viewable during the purchased period (typically 60 days) beginning with the day/time of your first viewing.

Successful Medical Billing Digital University

Chris P. Farrugia, DDS


Successful Medical Billing: ADVANCED

Once dental practices are fundamentally sound in the claims process, medical claims may be succes...


Successful Medical Billing: FUNDAMENTALS

This Course is the complete Successful Medical Billing: FUNDAMENTALS Course including the followi...



This course is designed for those practices  that wish to focus their learning on medically ...


Successful Medical Billing: Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Teledentistry

One positive thing that came out of the coronavirus pandemic was the introduction of telehealth t...


Free General Content Videos

Combining Medical Billing with Patient Financing

Making dentistry affordable is the fastest way to get patients to accept comprehensive treatment. Th...

Medical Billing Myths

Dr. Farrugia tackles 5 common myths about medical billing.

Medical Billing vs. SMB

Learn the difference between Medical Billing and Successful Medical Billing! To view this content...

My First Claim

Dr. Farrugia tells the story of his first claim!

S.O.A.P. Notes

Discussion of S.O.A.P. notes in the dental practice and how it relates to medical billing.

Peanut Butter

Dr. Farrugia shares his personal favorite recipe and how to make one of the world's great necessitie...

Medical or Dental Claim

Given a common clinical situation encountered by dental practices on a daily basis.... medical claim...

Test Yourself: CMS1500

Put your knowledge of the CMS-1500 Claim Form with this 3 question test! If you get all three right,...

CT in real life!

Here's how Dr. Farrugia feels about CT!

Credit Card Processing Fees..... Yikes!

I hate fees! When I learned how much I was really paying for credit card processing, I did something...


A widespread, yet flawed, concept of medical billing by dental practices is predicated on the mythic...


Getting Paid : Great Eight List

Success with medical billing relies on more than knowledge of codes or putting codes on a claim f...


ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes

Structure, Selection, and Prioritization of ICD-10 diagnosis codes.


Introduction to CPT (Current Procedural Terminology)

Medical procedure codes are discussed in this module including common codes for:

E/M (Eva...


Completing the CMS 1500 Claim form

The CMS1500 claim form is the request for payment submitted to a medical insurance company. It ca...


FUNDAMENTAL Claim Documentation

Medical claims submitted by dental practices will not be paid until the medical insurance company...


Submitting documented claims

Once the claim and documentation are ready for submission, how should it be submitted? What softw...


Dealing with Medical Insurance Companies

Submitting medical claims means you’ll have to deal with medical insurance companies. This ...


Everyday FUNDAMENTAL Coding Exercises

Codes meet paper in the module! Coding exercises for everyday clinical situations are presented. ...


Implementing Medical Billing in the Dental Office

No need to re-invent the wheel! Dr. Farrugia will address practical matters that smooth the imple...


BEYOND FUNDAMENTALS: A Sneak Peek at Surgical Coding

This module introduces concepts preparing practices for surgical coding. Medical claims for wisdo...


Coding for Exams and Consultations

In this module, Evaluation/Management CPT coding for exams and consultations will be discussed. C...


Introduction to Medical Billing for Maxillofacial CT

This module introduces basic concepts for medical billing for maxilllofacial CT in your practice....


Advanced Course: REVIEW of FUNDAMENTAL basics

Brief review of medical necessity, LMNs, claim documentation, medical record keeping (SOAP), ICD-...


Global Medical Policies

Success with medical claims will dramatically increase if you are aware of the global medical pol...


CT-Computed Tomography

An in-depth, seven part look at reimbursement for medically necessary maxillofacial CT taken by d...



Maxillofacial trauma is routinely evaluated and treated in dental practices. The medical coding o...


OSA - Mandibular Advancement Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT)

Treatment of diagnosed OSA by mandibular advancement is becoming more and more common in dental p...



Dental practices diagnose and/or treat Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). This module will presen...


Surgery: Wisdom Teeth

Dental insurances are requiring the filing of medical claims for the surgical removal of wisdom t...


Surgery: Bone Grafting

One of the most common hard tissue surgical procedures that is billable to medical insurance is b...


Surgery: Reconstructive (Implants)

Reconstructive procedures of the maxilla and mandible are commonplace in dental practices. Coding...


Surgery-Periodontal (Soft Tissue)

Medically necessary soft tissue periodontal surgery (gingivectomy) is presented in this module.&n...


All Books

Successful Medical Billing - The SUPER Book

The latest in the Successful Medical Billing series, The SU...


Successful Dental Sleep Medicine

Clinical and financial success in treating sleep apnea patients requires complementary and concur...



Successful Dental Sleep Medicine and The SUPER Boo...


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