Dental Office Assistant
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
TUITION & FEES
You must complete six courses to graduate. Courses are listed below by term to show the recommended path to completing the program in 12 weeks as a full-time student.
|Term 1 - 8 weeks|
|COMM1001 (O)|| Introduction to Communications |
Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
|COMP1006 (O)|| Office Computer Applications |
Develop foundational computer skills and become proficient using Windows, as well as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications to enhance your computer skills and employability.
|COMP1012|| Computer Applications for Dental Office Professionals |
Learn to use common dental practice management software. Students will become proficient creating and updating clients, scheduling appointments, managing recalls, coding dental procedures, billing patients and third parties, and recording payments.
|HLTH1016|| Dental Terminology |
In this course, students are introduced to dental terminology by learning how to read and interpret commonly used dental terms, symbols, and abbreviations. Students will also develop an understanding of basic dental anatomy. An emphasis is placed on the clinical environment of the dental practice, medical emergency response, and infection prevention and control. Students will also examine dental procedures, fee codes, and dental charting.
|HLTH1017|| Dental Office Procedures |
Dental administrative professionals play an important role in providing support to dental clients and the dental health-care team. Students will identify key dental health team members, and learn about the laws governing dental health professionals. This course introduces students to the skills required to communicate professionally with diverse clients and within the dental team while utilizing practice management systems. The promotion of dental practice marketing and advertising will be examined.
|HLTH1018|| Practicum for Dental Office Assistants |
This four-week practicum placement will give students hands-on practice in a dental office or related field.
Courses marked with an (O) are available through Open Studies.