The Administrative Dental Assistant

By

  • Linda Gaylor, RDA, BPA, MEd, Coordinator, Curriculum and Instruction; San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools; Regional Occupational Program, Career Training, and Support Services; San Bernardino, California
  • Linda Gaylor, RDA, BPA, MEd, Coordinator, Curriculum and Instruction; San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools; Regional Occupational Program, Career Training, and Support Services; San Bernardino, California

Stay on top of the latest industry advancements, technology, and skill sets with The Administrative Dental Assistant, 3rd Edition. This comprehensive textbook delivers all the latest information and skill practice you need to succeed in the paperless era: technology, forms, and equipment in use today; up-to-date coding information; HIPAA and OSHA guidelines; functions of the dental business office; communication and critical thinking exercises; and in-depth instruction for completing common tasks such as scheduling, bookkeeping, electronic record regulations and insurance coding. A companion workbook and online tools offer interactive games, identification exercises, daily task simulations, and practice management software to supplement your text learning, polish your skills, and prime you for a successful career in the modern dental office.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2011
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-1362-6


Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to the Dental Profession

1. Orientation to the Dental Profession
2. Dental Basics

Part 2: Communication Skills: Principles and Practices

3. Communication Skills: Telephone Techniques
4. Written Correspondence
5. Patient Relations
6. Dental Healthcare Team Communication

Part 3: Managing Dental Office Systems

7. Computerized Dental Practice Systems
8. Patient Clinical Records
9. Information Management
10. Dental Patient Scheduling
11. Recall Systems
12. Inventory Management
13. Dental Office Equipment

Part 4: Managing Dental Office Finances

14. Financial Arrangements and Collection Procedures
15. Dental Insurance Processing
16. Bookkeeping Procedures: Accounts Payable
17. Bookkeeping Procedures: Accounts Receivable

Part 5: Managing Your Career

18. Employment Strategies

Glossary

Bibliography

Index