Dental Office Assistant

Dental Office Assistant

Course Hours: 
225
Price: 
$1,250.00
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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The Dental Office Assistant course delivers all the latest information and skills practice you need to succeed in the paperless era: technology, forms, and equipment in use today as well as up-to-date coding information and HIPAA and OSHA guidelines. This course describes functions of the dental business office and how to properly communicate information to patients. An in-depth look into completing common tasks such as scheduling, bookkeeping, electronic record regulations and insurance coding is also provided. Included with our course is the Dental Simulation tool which provides an interactive and realistic look into the dental office environment. 

Prerequisite(s): None

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify proper communication skills for handling requests
  • Define the role of the dental office assistant within the dental healthcare team
  • Recognize the requirements for managing dental office systems and records
  • List the steps for managing dental office finances including insurance processing, financial arrangements, and collection procedures
  • Recall the steps for bookkeeping procedures including accounts receivable and accounts payable

Dental Office Assistant Module 1
Introduction to the Dental Profession

  • Orientation to the Dental Profession
  • Members of the Dental Healthcare Team
  • HIPAA
  • OSHA
  • Professional Ethics
  • Legal Standards
  • Patients’ Rights
  • Basic Dental Office Design
  • Dental Anatomy and Procedures
  • Dental Numbering System
  • Chairside Dental-Assisting Duties

Dental Office Assistant Module 2
Communication Skills in the Dental Office

  • Elements of the Communication Process
  • Barriers to Effective Communication
  • Improving Communication
  • Written Correspondence
  • Digital Communication
  • Patient Relations
  • Psychology: Humanistic Theory
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Dental Healthcare Team Communication
  • Staff Meetings

Dental Office Assistant Module 3
Managing Dental Office Systems Part 1

  • Computerized Dental Practice
  • Selecting a Software Package
  • Role of the Administrative Dental Assistant
  • Patient Clinical Records
  • Electronic Clinical Records
  • Collecting Information
  • Clinical Records Risk Management
  • Information Management
  • Filing Methods
  • Filing Equipment and Supplies
  • Preparing the Clinical Record

Dental Office Assistant Module 4
Managing Dental Office Systems Part 2

  • Dental Patient Scheduling
  • Making Appointments
  • Time-Saving Functions
  • Recall Systems
  • Classification of Recalls
  • Inventory Management
  • Types of Supplies, Products, & Equipment
  • Dental Office Equipment
  • Electronic Business Equipment
  • Telecommunications

Dental Office Assistant Module 5
Financial Arrangements, Collection Procedures, and Insurance

  • Designing a Financial Policy
  • Financial Policies
  • Types of Dental Insurance
  • Insurance Claims Processing
  • Insurance Payments
  • Insurance Tracking Systems
  • Insurance Coding
  • Fraudulent Insurance Billing

Dental Office Assistant Module 6
Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable

  • Bookkeeping Procedures
  • Check Writing
  • Reconciling a Bank Statement
  • Payroll
  • Components of Financial Records Organization
  • Billing
  • Daily Routine for Managing Patient Transactions
  • Reports
  • Employment Strategies
  • Career Opportunities for the Administrative Dental Assistant
  • Steps for Developing Employment Strategies
     

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

Upon successful completion of our Dental Office Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Dental Office Assistant in a dental office setting and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Dental Office Assistant (CDOA).

**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.
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