• Program: Dental Assistant
  • Course: Dental Team/Practice Management
  • Course #: DNTL1000
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is designed to give the student a fundamental understanding of the characteristics of dentistry. It will include the history of dentistry, its team members, specialties, professional organizations, legal and ethical considerations and the differences between Certification and Licensure. Dental business office procedures are also included. Students will make appointments, complete patient financial records and insurance forms, and realize the importance of good telephone techniques.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explore the history of dentistry
Examine the responsibilities of the dental health team
Investigate dental organizations
Measure the character of a dental assistant
Characterize the duties of a Certified and Licensed dental assistant
Examine patients' rights
Model dental office procedures
Prepare dental office documents
Demonstrate oral presentation techniques

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Admission into the Dental Assistant Program
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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