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Dental Office Assistant course curriculum

Our Dental Office Assistant course curriculum is designed to provide students with both the technical skills and the professional proficiencies to excel in an administrative role. From taking care of billing and insurance forms to providing a friendly, ethical, and professional environment for new and returning patients, our curriculum is set up to make sure you graduate with the confidence to become an indispensable team member at a successful dental office.

Orientation: Learning at Ashworth

Orientation: Learning at Ashworth 

In this course, you’ll examine the goals and values of Ashworth College, time management, creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule, the nature and purpose of assessments, how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.

Lesson Group 1: Dental Office Introduction

Lesson Group 1: Dental Office Introduction  

This course introduces you to healthcare and the roles in that industry, including dentistry, dental assisting, and being a part of the dental team. You’ll learn some of the history of dentistry and read about the origins of inventions and the predecessors of modern equipment. You’ll also learn to identify the members of the dental team and their duties. The different types of dental offices and their separate areas will be described. The professional qualifications and responsibilities of a dental assistant will be addressed, along with a look at how licensure is managed.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Describe the United States healthcare industry and the professional roles within it.
  • Identify the pioneers of modern dentistry and career opportunities.
  • Recognize members of the dental health team and their offices.

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Program Description

The Dental Office Assistant certificate program is designed to provide you with knowledge of the administrative function of the typical dental practices.

Program Objectives

After completing the Dental Office Assistant certificate program, you’ll be able to do the following:

  1. Perform as a dental office assistant.
  2. Identify daily, weekly, and monthly activities required for general office procedures.
  3. Define requirements for managing a dental front office.
  4. Effectively convey information for the proper completion of dental insurance filing, coding, and billing.
  5. Identify proper finance and accounting procedures for the dental front office.
  6. Demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics.
  7. Identify key skills and attributes for successful employment.

Polishing your career path

Ashworth College's API Program Name Career Diploma program helps you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Central Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Central Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

Advance your career in our online API Program Name program. Call 1-800-957-5412