The Administrative Dental Assistant

Other | December 27, 2013

byLinda J Gaylor, Linda J Gaylor

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Stay on top of the latest industry advancements, technology, and skill sets withThe Administrative Dental Assistant, 3rdEdition. This comprehensive textbook delivers all the latest information and skill practice you need to succeed in the paperless era: technology, forms, and equipment in use today; up-to-date coding information; HIPAA and OSHA guidelines; functions of the dental business office; communication and critical thinking exercises; and in-depth instruction for completing common tasks such as scheduling, bookkeeping, electronic record regulations and insurance coding. A companion workbook and online tools offer interactive games, identification exercises, daily task simulations, and practice management software to supplement your text learning, polish your skills, and prime you for a successful career in the modern dental office.

  • Comprehensive coverageandinteractive exercisesteach you all the skills and content you need to succeed as an administrative dental assistant in today's dental office.
  • Trusted author Linda Gaylorlends years of experience as a practicing dental assistant, instructor of dental assisting, and curriculum director.
  • Friendly, readable writing stylepresentsneed-to-know contentin a way that is easy to grasp.
  • Logical organizationhelps you build a solid foundation in the dental and administrative basics before moving on to more complex duties.
  • HIPAA boxeskeep you well-versed in the rules and regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • Procedureboxesprovide step-by-step instructions on a wide variety of dental office duties.
  • Rememberboxessummarize chapter content and call your attention to key points in ADA practice.
  • Anatomy ofimagesexplain the idea or rationale behind common dental office equipment and administrative tasks.
  • Patient file foldergives you experience with proper handling of confidential documents.
  • Critical Thinkingquestionshelp you recall and relate information learned within the chapter.
  • Art programshowcases images of electronic and traditional paperwork, actual offices, equipment, and technology to help reinforce the text.
  • Bolded vocabulary terms and glossarygive you a foundation for effective office communication.
  • Key pointssummarize chapter concepts and help ensure you understand important material before moving on.
  • Learning objectivesset goals for what you will accomplish and serve as a checkpoint for your comprehension and as an exam study tool.
  • Chapter outlinesorganize content, set the stage for the chapter, and can also be used as a review resource.
  • Summary tables and boxescondense text discussions in an easy-to-read or visual format.
  • Web linksprovide additional sources of information on any given topic.
  • Bibliographyallows you to easily find sources for further information on any of the text topics.
  • Colorful textbook designorganizes the text's content and features and helps engage you in the material.
  • Companion workbook(sold separately) includes a variety ofpractice exercises, games, and the latestpractice management softwareto refine your understanding of administrative dental assisting skills and tasks.
  • Student Resources on Evolvewebsitefeature additional online games, exercises, and resources to enhance your learning beyond the book.

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Stay on top of the latest industry advancements, technology, and skill sets withThe Administrative Dental Assistant, 3rdEdition. This comprehensive textbook delivers all the latest information and skill practice you need to succeed in the paperless era: technology, forms, and equipment in use today; up-to-date coding information; HIPAA...

Format:OtherDimensions:344 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 27, 2013Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323291198

ISBN - 13:9780323291194

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to the Dental Profession

1. Orientation to the Dental Profession 2. Dental Basics

Part 2: Communication Skills: Principles and Practices

3. Communication Skills: Telephone Techniques 4. Written Correspondence 5. Patient Relations 6. Dental Healthcare Team Communication

Part 3: Managing Dental Office Systems

7. Computerized Dental Practice Systems 8. Patient Clinical Records 9. Information Management 10. Dental Patient Scheduling 11. Recall Systems 12. Inventory Management 13. Dental Office Equipment

Part 4: Managing Dental Office Finances

14. Financial Arrangements and Collection Procedures 15. Dental Insurance Processing 16. Bookkeeping Procedures: Accounts Payable 17. Bookkeeping Procedures: Accounts Receivable

Part 5: Managing Your Career

18. Employment Strategies

Glossary

Bibliography

Index