The Administrative Dental Assistant

Linda J. Gaylor

The Administrative Dental Assistant
Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
United States
1 March 2024

The Administrative Dental Assistant

Linda J. Gaylor

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to manage a modern dental practice! The Administrative Dental Assistant, 6th Edition explains how to perform key office tasks such as patient scheduling, inventory control, basic bookkeeping, and records management. Not only does the book guide you through day-to-day office functions, but it helps you master problem-solving skills and learn communication tools and skills as you become an effective member of the healthcare team. Written by respected Dental Assisting educator Linda J. Gaylor, this practical guide also includes online exercises and downloadable Dentrix practice management software for plenty of realistic, hands-on practice.

Comprehensive coverage and a clear, concise organization make it easier to understand how to organize and operate today's dental office. Procedures boxes provide step-by-step instructions on a wide variety of dental office duties. "Anatomy of." illustrations help to describe common office functions, computerized forms, and dental office equipment. Patient Records provide examples of electronic and paper forms with an explanation of how to use and fill out the forms. What Would You Do?, Food for Thought, and HIPAA boxes highlight key information and help you to apply what you have learned and to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Career-Ready Practices activities at the end of each chapter provide assignments allowing you to practice the specific skills needed in today's dental office.

NEW! Content addresses managing a dental office during national and worldwide public health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and includes updated information on digital office systems. NEW! Enhanced coverage of bookkeeping and financial problem-solving skills is added. NEW! Updated Dentrix Learning Edition based on Dentrix G7.3 provides experience working with practice management software to prepare for externships, and may be downloaded from the Evolve website. NEW! Updated computer assignments on Evolve correlate with the new Dentrix Learning Edition, providing realistic on-the-job practice.

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