Get the Skills for a Professional Career as a Dental Administrative Assistant
CanScribe Career College's Dental Administrative Assistant course sets you up for a great career working in the dental industry.
Why Take a Dental Administrative Assistant Course?
The number one reason for developing this course was that dental offices across Canada were asking for a program that teaches the skills a Dental Administrative Assistant needs. These employers need those with dental terminology knowledge, as well as many other skills covered in this course.
This course was designed according to recommendations from industry experts for training that will allow new graduates to successfully enter the workforce.
Having comprehensive training in Microsoft Office, Windows, Dental Terminology (among other things) can greatly improve your employability. Having these skills, and proof that you got them from a thorough training program, can put you at the top of the hiring list.
Can I graduate faster?
Absolutely! One of the best parts about our Dental Administrative Assistant Course is that you can complete it at your pace. This means you can graduate in as little as four months. If you believe you have enough knowledge in a certain area, you can attempt the quiz, and move ahead; there is nothing holding you back from completing your Dental Administrative Assistant Course faster.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- Duties that revolve around administrative support and reception duties
- Efficient management of office operations
- Organizing meetings, appointments, and meeting minutes
- Maintaining contact lists and producing correspondence
- Producing reports and maintaining records
- Development and maintenance of filing systems
- Dental terminology
- Marketing and event planning basics
- QuickBooks online
- Grammar and communication in business
- Accounting and bookkeeping fundamentals
- Dental office software
- Career development
- Human Resources
This Dental Administrative Assistant course has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training
In the Introduction course, the student will be exposed to the overall course objectives and expected learning outcomes of the program. The student will gain access to their The Administrative Dental Assistant electronic textbook that will be used throughout the program. Additionally, this course will provide the student with important knowledge regarding becoming an Administrative Dental Assistant, career outlooks, and why people choose this career.
Computers are fundamental, which is why this program in the Dental Adminstrative Assistant course is so important. The student will become familiar with basic computer skills, including an introduction to keyboarding techniques, the use of hardware, software, peripherals, and wireless technology; use of the internet as a resource; and use of various methods for data storage and networking. Students in the Dental Administrative Assistant Course will also accurately keyboard audio to text documents. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify hardware/software and internet components and have a better understanding of the equipment and how to use it.
The student should be able to define ergonomics, describe the benefits of an ergonomically designed workspace, recognize signs of physical discomfort due to improper set up of their workstation, and understand proper seating considerations.
The student will learn the importance of creating and developing an efficient work routine. This course in the Dental Administrative Assistant course will learn about office conditions may vary as the company grows and technology expands, making potential office equipment change as well. The student will learn and identify efficiencies in creating a proper workstation, ordering office supplies, and identify typical office equipment needed for everyday workings.
The dental profession is a multifaceted healthcare system that demands technical, well-trained multi-tasking personnel who provide a caring environment for the patients they serve. The dental team consists of a multitude of healthcare professionals working together to provide services that meet the dental health needs of their patients. It is essential to recognize all dental team members and the roles they play in delivering dental care. The student will be able to explain the Personal Information and Protection Act (PIPA), Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and Code of Ethics. Students will be able to apply principles of management for personal growth. The student in the Dental Administratieve Assistant course will learn the importance of creating and developing an efficient work routine. Office conditions may vary as the company grows, and technology expands, making potential office equipment change as well. The student will learn and identify efficiencies in creating a proper workstation, ordering office supplies, and identify typical office equipment needed for everyday workings.
Students in the Dental Administrative Assistant course will be able to locate and describe the structures of the face and oral cavity; parts of the tooth and surrounding tissues; surfaces of the teeth; and the eruption cycle of the teeth; identify the primary, mixed and permanent dentitions according to the most commonly used tooth identification systems. The student will be able to recognize charted dental conditions as part of a general examination and treatment plan. Students will be able to compare routes of infectious disease transmission in a dental office, the ethical and legal considerations of treating patients with infectious diseases, immunity, and the regulation, recommendations, and training for Infection Prevention and Control.
Effective Communication is getting a message across in a clear and understanding way and ensuring that message is received and understood properly. Getting and giving feedback is one of the most crucial parts of good communication. Upon completion of this course in the Dental Administratieve Assistant course, the student will comprehend the intricacies of listening, body language, and nonverbal communication. Identifying and distinguishing the variables that affect clear and effective communication will also be discussed along with the key elements of negotiating.
The student in the Dental Administrative Assistant Course will understand the facets and methods of appropriate and productive communication upon completion of this course. In today’s workplace, there are many different ways to communicate with others. Just think about all of the different messages you receive in one day, and then all of the messages you send out into the world as well. Some messages are less involved while other messages might be more of a priority, such as a direct conversation from your Dentist, asking you to update them on your progress with a treatment plan you are working on for a specific patient. The important part of dealing with all of these messages is to figure out which ones need your immediate attention and which ones can wait until later.
The midterm exam is cumulative from the beginning of the Dental Administrative Assistant course and includes questions relating to all courses before midterm. Students are encouraged to meet the benchmarks score of 90% on the midterm exam.
Students will develop an understanding of an efficient records management program. They will be able to differentiate between centralized and decentralized filing, identify various filing systems, describe electronic filing, and understand a records cycle. The student will learn the activities required to properly control the creation, distribution, use, maintenance, and disposition of recorded information maintained as evidence of business activities and transactions.
The student will have a basic understanding of English grammar rules and punctuation. The student in the Dental Administrative Assistant Course will be able to construct grammatically correct sentences using the rules provided.
The student will have the foundation of how to produce a professional business letter, and how to create and use memos, emails, and generate meeting minutes. The student will also review the different types of basic legal documents and learn the basic content in a legal document.
This course will cover the fundamentals of accounting. Using this information, the student will be able to apply accounting concepts, analyze transactions, apply debit and credit entries, journalize, post transactions to ledger accounts, adjust entries, process closing entries, prepare and analyze financial statements, and complete the accounting cycle.
This chapter plays an important role for those students wanting to be successful after the Dental Administrative Assistant course. This chapter teaches students the fundamentals of accounting and how to use Quickbooks Online Accounting software.
The student will be able to explain all aspects of developing and maintain patient clinical records. One of the most important things you will learn in the Dental Administrative Assistant course is how to use real software. This course will inform students how to maintain electronic or paper-based dental office records. Additionally, the student will gain a comprehensive understanding of scheduling and recall systems. The student will be able to discuss the filing systems used in the Dental Office. The student will be able to describe how to manage financial records for an electronic or paper based dental practice and will be able to describe an Inventory Management system for the Dental office. The student will understand the fundamentals of dental software systems with a knowledge of basic function.
This course in the Dental Administrative Assistant course is designed to teach students how to use dental software. There are various softwares used in the industry, and this course aims to give you real practice on Maxident, one of the industry leaders.
This chapter in the Dental Administrative Assistant course, students will learn how to plan an event and how to manage. In this course, the student will have created a professional resume and cover letter. They will also consider and develop strategies for a targeted job search. Students will study effective interview techniques which will include answering practice interview questions. Lastly, the students will understand the importance of networking in order to advance their career goals.
The cost of the program is only $3495.00. There are several different payment plans to choose from. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, certified cheques, and money orders. Students are required to purchase additional textbooks, the 5th edition of The Administrative Dental Assistant and the 4th edition of the Dental Terminology textbook. These textbooks are not included in the price of the program.
Discounts on textbooks may be available for students. Please ensure you do not purchase the textbook before you start the program as instructions are provided to you after enrollment.
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If you take the Dental Administrative Assistant Course on campus, everything is provided.
If you take the Dental Administrative Assistant course via distance learning, it is recommended to complete the program on a Windows PC. Apple computers are compatible, however, Microsoft Office Training from the point of view of a Windows computer. You are required to have the Microsoft Office suite installed on your computer
You must have a computer with speakers and Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word and Excel) on your computer. An internet speed of 15 mbps download, and 10 mbps upload is recommended.
Students must have a minimum typing speed of 30 net-words-per-minute and pass an entry level grammar assessment. Students must also be a mature student, 19+, or have a high school diploma.
Glassdoor estimates that the Canadian national average in Canada for a Dental Administrative Assistant is around $50,000 per year.
There are many ways to find employment or contract work as a Dental Administrative Assistant. Many DAAs find work through websites such as Indeed.
Maxident is a leader in dental administrative software. This program includes detailed training to ensure students have a strong understanding of relevent industry platforms before they start working.
We are very proud to offer unlimited resume and cover letter assistance to our Dental Administrative Assistant graduates. After graduation, you can come back to CanScribe and we will help you reassess your resume and cover letter to ensure you stand out in the interview process! Whether you come back to us 2, 5, 10, or 20 years after graduation, we will be here to help. Unlimited truly means for life!
We also offer students private job listings when employers reach out directly to CanScribe for graduates. Many of these job postings are just for CanScribe graduates, or may be early access!
1. If the institution receives tuition from the student, or a person on behalf of the student, the institution will refund the student, or the person who paid on behalf of the student, the tuition that was paid in relation to the program in which the student is enrolled if:
(a) the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from the student no later than seven days after the effective contract date and before the contract start date;
(b) the student, or the student’s parent or legal guardian, signs the student enrolment contract seven days or less before the contract start date and the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from the student between the date the student, or the student’s parent or legal guardian, signed the student enrolment contract and the contract start date; or
(c) the student does not attend a work experience component and the institution does not provide all of the hours of instruction of the work experience component within 30 days of the contract end date.
2. The institution will refund the tuition for the program and all related fees paid by the student or a person on behalf of the student enrolled in the program if the student is enrolled in the program without having met the admission requirements and did not misrepresent his or her knowledge or skills when applying for admission.
3. If a student does not attend any of the first 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition paid under the student enrolment contract unless the program is provided solely through distance education.
4. Unless the program is provided solely through distance education, if the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from a student:
(a) more than seven days after the effective contract date and
i. at least 30 days before the contract start date, the institution may retain up to 10% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, to a maximum of $1,000.
ii. less than 30 days before the contract start date, the institution may retain up to 20% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, to a maximum of $1,300.
(b) after the contract start date
i. and up to and including 10% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
ii. and after more than 10% but before 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
5. Unless the program is provided solely through distance education, if the institution provides a notice of dismissal to a student and the date the institution delivers the notice to the student is:
(a) equal to or before 10% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
(b) after 10% but before 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
6. If the institution provides the program solely through distance education and the institution receives a student’s notice of withdrawal or the institution delivers a notice of dismissal to the student and:
(a) the student has completed and received an evaluation of his or her performance for up to 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, or
(b) the student has completed and received an evaluation of his or her performance for more than 30% but less than 50% of the program, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
7. The institution will refund fees charged for course materials paid for but not received if the student provides a notice of withdrawal to the institution or the institution provides a notice of dismissal to the student.
8. Refunds required under this policy will be paid to the student, or a person who paid the tuition or fees on behalf of the student, within 30 days:
(a) of the date the institution receives a student’s notice of withdrawal,
(b) of the date the institution provides a notice of dismissal to the student,
(c) of the date that the registrar provides notice to the institution that the institution is not complying with section 1(c) or 2 of this policy, or
(d) after the first 30% of the hours of instruction if section 3 of this policy applies.
9. If an international student delivers a copy of a refusal of a study permit to the institution, sections 1(a), 1(b), 4, 7, and 8 of this policy apply as if the copy of the refusal were a notice of withdrawal, unless:
(a) the international student requests an additional letter of acceptance for the same program that was the subject of the refusal of a study permit, or
(b) the program is provided solely through distance education.
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