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Administrative Dental Assistant

About The Dental Assisting Certification

About The Dental Assisting Certification

As an Administrative Dental Assistant, you will perform as a professional dental staff member and work on behalf of the patient as well as the dentist. This exciting Administrative Dental Assistant from Practical Dental Assisting is an in-person course will help you gain entrance into the Dental Assistant career path or serve as an add-on to your Clinical Dental Assisting experience.

You will learn about patient care, as well as how to assist with all administrative dental duties.  Advance and discover career possibilities after acquiring the skills essential for an entry-level administrative dental assistant position.

A administrative dental assistant’s duties typically involve managing dental records, accounts receivable, as well as billing patients and insurance, scheduling patients, and performing procedural and diagnostic coding. You will also learn important foundational skills such as dental terminology and anatomy, as well as written and oral communication skills.

This course provides comprehensive instruction with DENTRIX G4 & G7.3 software, which includes many sample practice opportunities.  You can also use this software to engage in activities and tasks that you would perform in an actual dental practice and use it to demonstrate your skills.

Practical Dental Assisting graduates more than 75 students each year!  Here are even more reasons why we are so successful at training students for a new career:

  • State of the Art Classroom
  • Fully-Equipped Training Facility
  • Convenient Location & Hours
  • First-Class Instructors

Program Outline

18 Weeks (130 course hours) of in-person textbook and practical application training

What you will learn:

  • Foundational skills for dental office administration, such as professional communication
  • Basic industry knowledge, including dental terminology and anatomy
  • Scheduling patients using specialized dental industry software
  • Obtaining health histories and maintaining patient records
  • Mastering recall systems
  • Bookkeeping and billing practices
  • Completing dental insurance claims
  • Professional phone etiquette
  • CDT (current dental terminology) coding

PART I: Introduction to the Dental Profession

  1.  Orientation to the Dental Profession
  2.  Dental Basics

PART II: Communication Skills: Principles and Practices

  1. Communication Skills and Tools, Phone etiquette
  2.  Written Correspondence and Electronic Communication
  3.  Patient Relations
  4.   Dental Healthcare Team Communications

PART III: Managing Dental Office Systems-DENTRIX

  1. Computerized Dental Practice
  2. Patient Clinical Records
  3. Information Management and Security
  4. Dental Patient Scheduling
  5. Continuing Care Program (Recall or Re-care Systems)
  6. Inventory Management
  7. Office Equipment

PART IV: Managing Dental Office Finances

  1. Financial Arrangement and Collection Procedures
  2. Dental Insurance Processing
  3. Bookkeeping Procedures: Accounts Payable
  4. Bookkeeping Procedures: Accounts Receivable

PART V: Managing Your Career 

  1. Employment Strategies

Upcoming Class Information & Schedule

Start Date: May 17, 2024

Friday: 9:00AM – 3:30PM

Course Code: PDA-VB051724

2024/05/17 00:00:00

Financial Information

Current Program Cost $2,995

subject to change

Program cost includes:

  • Textbook

Additional program requirements:

  • Scrub Jacket: $28
  • Black slacks: Your choice
  • Windows PC: Your choice (Sorry – no Macs or Chromebooks)
    • Operating System: Windows 8 or later
    • Browser: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader

Tuition Payment Schedule:

  • $500 Non-Refundable Deposit to guarantee enrollment
  • 50% of tuition due before first day of class
  • Remaining balance due 45 days after first day of class

Financing Options:

  • Visa & MasterCard
  • Cash, Check, or Money Order

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