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DES2502 Clinic and Office Management

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1 credit hour(s) | Spring | Summer
Prerequisite(s): acceptance into the dental assisting or hygiene program.
The course includes information relevant to the theoretical and practical administration of the dental office/clinic. Lectures are relevant to the responsibilities of the dental professional in the dental office. Information presented includes development of resumes, interviewing, office interpersonal relations, legal responsibilities, complete office record keeping (i.e., appointment scheduling, billing and collections, third party payment, clerical and dental supply inventories) and ethics. The student is introduced to the use of typical office equipment such as fax machines, telephones and computers. There is a laboratory portion of the course that requires the student to perform a dental charting exercise using a computer; compose a business referral letter, letter of resignation and thank you note/letter; send a fax; and create/revise a resume. Contact: 15 hours per semester. Dental hygiene students take this course in Spring; dental assisting students take this course in Summer. Does not count toward A.A. degree.

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