DNTL1000 Dental Team/Practice Management

This course is designed to give the student a fundamental understanding of the characteristics of dentistry. It will include the history of dentistry, its team members, specialties, professional organizations, legal and ethical considerations and the differences between Certification and Licensure. Dental business office procedures are also included. Students will make appointments, complete patient financial records and insurance forms, and realize the importance of good telephone techniques.

Credits

2

Prerequisite

Admission into the Dental Assistant Program

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Explore the history of dentistry
Examine the responsibilities of the dental health team
Investigate dental organizations
Measure the character of a dental assistant
Characterize the duties of a Certified and Licensed dental assistant
Examine patients' rights
Model dental office procedures
Prepare dental office documents
Demonstrate oral presentation techniques

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

2