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.
Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career ProgramLearning at Ashworth
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; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.
Introduction to the basic operations of allied health careers and the legal and ethical issues you may encounter while working in the many different venues available for these fields.
Lesson Group 2: Dental Office IntroductionA Day in the Life of a Dental Administrative Assistant
Dental assistant characteristics; dental staff; dental specialties; front office and back office duties; scheduling procedures; patient confidentiality.
Infection process cycle; universal and standard precautions; dental office assistant's role in safety; reducing chance of disease transmission; dental facility safety hazards and prevention; sanitization, disinfection, and sterilization.
The Dental Office Assistant program is designed to provide the student the knowledge and skills required for entry‐level work performing the administrative functions of a dental office assistant. The program focuses on the development of both technical and professional proficiencies. It will prepare students to execute the necessary activities that are performed daily, weekly, and monthly in running a successful dental office. The intent of this program is to develop the comprehension students need to be prepared for the activities that occur every day within a dental office.
After completing the Dental Office Assistant program, students will be able to:
- Perform as dental practice front office assistants
- Define requirements for managing a dental front office
- Identify daily, weekly, and monthly activities required for general office procedures
- Effectively convey information for the proper completion of dental insurance filing, coding, and billing
- Identify proper finance and accounting procedures for the dental front office
- Demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics
- Identify key skills and attributes for successful employment
Polishing your career path
Ashworth College API Program Name Career Diploma program help 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 EDGE, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth EDGE 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.