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    Dental Assistant

    $3,595.00
    A Dental Assistant assists with oral surgery, preparing tools and sterilizing equipment, and often helps record observations and results of the surgery. Dental assistants are in extremely high demand, and their profession is growing at a rate of 18% per year. The 2016 median income for a dental assistant was $35,000 per year. What’s in this program? This program will give you standards to follow and a familiarity with the tools and procedures in a dental office. This Dental Assistant program covers the history of dentistry, legal aspects of dentistry, oral anatomy, dental operatory, and dental equipment. In this program, you will be introduced to tooth structure including primary and permanent teeth.

    A Dental Assistant assists with oral surgery, preparing tools and sterilizing equipment, and often helps record observations and results of the surgery. Dental assistants are in extremely high demand, and their profession is growing at a rate of 18% per year. The 2016 median income for a dental assistant was $35,000 per year.

    What’s in this program? This program will give you standards to follow and a familiarity with the tools and procedures in a dental office. This Dental Assistant program covers the history of dentistry, legal aspects of dentistry, oral anatomy, dental operatory, and dental equipment. In this program, you will be introduced to tooth structure including primary and permanent teeth.
    Included Certifications! Included in the program tuition is the Dental Assisting National Board’s (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Certification exam and Infection Control Exam (ICE) Certification exam. In many states the DANB-RHS Certification is required to work in dental radiography.

    Summary: With just 6 months of study, you can be ready for a job as a dental assistant. The demand for dental assistants is growing faster than most other professions.
    NOTE: Some states have their own regulations about dental assistants. Some states require additional training to work in dental radiograph. Prior to enrollment check with your admissions advisor to confirm your state’s requirements or check your state’s requirements at the below link:
    http://www.dalefoundation.org/Resources-And-State-Requirements/State-Dental-Assistant-Requirements

    Outline

    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

    Duration

    6 months

    Hours

    780

    Audience

    Dental assistants balance a variety of high priority responsibilities that benefit the patient, the dentist, other members of the team and the practice itself. This program is ideal for individuals with no previous dental experience as well as individuals working in the dental field who wish to further their knowledge, skills, and potentially advance their career. This program is also targeted at individuals working in the dental field that are looking to advance their career by obtaining their RHS and ICE certification.

    Certification

    Upon successful completion of this program students will be prepared to sit for the included certification exams. The DANB’s RHS exam is a component exam of both the NELDA and CDA certifications. The DANB’s ICE exam is a component exam of NELDA, CDA and COA certifications. There are no eligibility requirements for taking the RHS or ICE exams, so you can take them at any time.

    Language

    English

    Instructor

    This course provides students with certified, skilled facilitators to guide them through their learning experience. Facilitators who are well trained in a unique mastery methodology and provide one-on-one instruction to their students to ensure mastery of the course material. The course facilitator is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Facilitators also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement.

    Requirements

    Included in this program are the following textbooks:
    • Pearson’s Comprehensive Dental Assisting

    HF-DA-02

    Data sheet

    Certification included
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    Training Plan URL
    https://worldeducationllc.sharepoint.com/bizdev/acctmgmt/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?docid=083326d33ffe34d3b8668af0d937ae1ae&authkey=AXgezBJt2AwYX4O5HKYkESU