Dental Office Administration

Dental Office Administrators are highly valued employees responsible for coordinating all aspects of a dental visit. Learn the skills required to efficiently handle the day to day operation of a dental office: appointment scheduling, patient and insurance billing, dental records upkeep and the maintenance of all systems crucial to the success of the dental practice.
Some examples of jobs where the graduates of this program can expect to work are Dental Receptionist or Dental Office Administrator.

A career in the Dental Office Administration Program in Canada

Dental Office Administrators oversee the administrative operations of various dental care settings. They are responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the service providers for proper dental care services.

Sample positions  :

  • Dental Receptionist
  • Dental Office Administrator.

Insignia College Admission Requirements

Education Requirements

Grade 12 / GED or mature student status

English Proficiency

Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency through prior education in English at grade 10 level or higher or through an English language assessment test (IELTS 6 or equivalent).

Course Content

Success Strategies

This module will introduce students to the skills and insights that will help them to get the best out of this and any other learning experience, and make successful transitions into their chosen career and maximize potential in life. They will be exposed to tools and techniques that will enhance their understanding of themselves, including; skills and qualities, interests and values and how they learn.

Keyboarding Skills

Students will be introduced to correct keyboarding techniques and typing procedures. Course content focuses on concepts for skill for skill building and speed improvement. Upon completion, students should accurately type at least 10 words per minute faster than at the beginning of the course

Introduction to Computers

The first component of this course is designed to introduce students to basic computer literacy through familiarization with the components that make up a computer. Students will also look at the Windows operating system to learn how to manage a computer on a regular basis. This course is also designed to introduce students to considerations for living online. Students will look at what the Internet is and how e-mail has made a huge impact on communicating with others, as well as look at how to find information on the Internet and avoid risk to personal security while online.

Employment Strategies

This module will introduce students to the skills and insights that will help them to undertake effective job research and job search activities, create effective resumes and cover letters and develop confident interviewing skills.
It also provides useful guidance on professional practice and how to make a positive impression in the first 90-days of the job and beyond.

Accounting Fundamentals Level I

This module is intended to provide the trainees with a general background of the fundamentals of accounting so that they understand the daily transaction procedures that exist in business. Trainees are introduced to double entry bookkeeping including debits and credits, assets, liabilities, equities, journalizing transactions, posting of accounts to ledgers and preparing a trial balance. Trainees are also introduced to financial statements and to adjusting and closing accounts.

Dental Terminology

This module is designed to introduce students to the language of medicine and basic dental terminology. It also teaches the student the proper pronunciation of medical words and their correct spelling in order to increase the student’s ability to communicate effectively within their profession.

Dental Anatomy and Physiology

This course examines the anatomy and physiology of the teeth and oral structures. There will be emphasis on identification of primary and permanent teeth, classification of occlusion, and description and location of anatomical structures of the head and neck. Dental terminology will be defined and related to oral structures through the utilization of dental model devices; computer assisted learning and interactive laboratory sessions.

Clinical Procedures

Students will learn techniques and procedures used to prepare and administer basic procedures and tests utilized in medical offices. Students receive WHMIS, First Aid and CPR certifications via external training and Examination.

Dental Office Procedures

This course will introduce students to the basics of ABELDent, a popular software widely used in various dental offices. At the end of this course you will be able to add providers, schedule appointments and organize patient records using ABELDent.

Office Procedures

Students will examine the necessities required for operating a smooth and efficient office environment. Topics covered include basic filing techniques, telecommunications, time management and organizational use of general office equipment.

Customer Service

Students will learn a variety of effective Communication methods for the modern business office. Topics include written communications, forms of grammar in the writing process, outlining, business letter writing and collaborative writing. The student will be rounded out in a broad sense and be able to select the proper method when required.

Pharmacology

Students will be introduced to the basics of pharmacology, including pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and bioavailability. Dosage formulations, routes of administration, and medication errors will be discussed. Major body systems and the drugs used to treat disorders within them will be examined. Students will develop the ability to alert the pharmacist to actual and potential drug therapy related problems, including possible addictions or addictive behaviour.

Medical Billing

All businesses need to invoice for services rendered and collect their revenues as quickly and efficiently as possible. Doctors’ revenue comes primarily from the provincial medical insurance scheme. Students will be introduced to, and practice the procedures, requirements, and codes promulgated by the provincial government for the invoicing and recovery of the doctors’ fees from the provincial medical insurance plan.

Medical Transcription

Transcription is integral to the efficiency of the medical doctor’s practice, providing the documentary records on patient cases that the physician is required by law to maintain. Students will be introduced to the process of medical transcription using actual dictated medical data, in different accents. The emphasis of the module is on proper use of grammar, punctuation and accuracy.

Tuition Fee

Application Fee
$150
Due to Covid-19 application fee is waived until further notice.
Materials Fee:
$500
Textbooks Fee:
$500
Tuition Fee
$8000

Note: Tuition fee for international students is $11,400.

Duration

The course for the Dental Office Administration students are expected to complete approximately 540 hours to successfully complete this program.

Graduation

Upon successful completion of this program students receive

  • Certificate from insignia college

Disclaimer: Dental Office Administration is in process of approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program yet and the program is not yet available for general students.
This program is available as “Employer provided program” in which all students will be funded by one employer. In this case, the registrar will not review the program.

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