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0907 The Business of Dentistry – Patient Records and Record Management (AGD 561)

0907 The Business of Dentistry – Patient Records and Record Management (AGD 561)

0907 The Business of Dentistry – Patient Records and Record Management (AGD 561)

Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, COA, MADAA, BA
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, COA, MADAA, BA
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

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0907 The Business of Dentistry – Patient Records and Record Management (AGD 561)
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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

This course is one of four comprehensive courses that focus on the duties of the administrative dental assistant in any type of dental practice. The practice administrator plays a key role in the smooth operation of any dental practice, including the protection of patient information and records management. Focus is on attainment of complete and accurate records and their legal ramifications with regards to risk management, storage, and patient consent. Basic charting information including tooth numbering systems, parts of the tooth, and cavity classifications is discussed. Also includes types of drugs and prescription abbreviations.

Objectives

At the completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Objective 1:
Identify the components that make up a patient record.
Objective 2:
Describe SOAP and the portions of SOAP notes.
Objective 3:
Discuss all dental terminology associated with re- cord keeping.
Objective 4:
Identify various charting symbols and interpretations.
Objective 5:
Identify the parts of a prescription.
Objective 6:
Define and understand HIPAA.
Objective 7:
Describe what HIPAA requires.
Objective 8:
Identify three key areas covered by HIPAA.
Objective 9:
Discuss how protected health information can be recognized.
Objective 10:
Identify situations in which information can be dis- closed without consent.
Objective 11:
Describe penalties for HIPAA noncompliance.
Objective 12:
Explain how to retain clinical records to meet legal requirements.
Objective 13:
Describe filing systems for practice income and ex- pense records, patient financial records and account histories.
Objective 14:
Identify ways in which to protect records from haz- ards such as fire and water damage.
Objective 15:
Describe filing systems for other records such as rec- are/recall, laboratory prescriptions, personnel, radi- ation exposure and management records.
Objective 16:
Describe the standard of care in dentistry.
Objective 17:
Discuss the legal responsibilities of a dentist.
Objective 18:
Differentiate between act of omission and act of commission.
Objective 19:
Name three areas of risk management.
Objective 20:
Identify the greatest factor in preventing litigation.
Objective 21:
Explain implied consent.
Objective 22:
Discuss the situations that are exceptions to disclo- sure of information for informed consent.
Objective 23:
Understand the situations that require written con- sent from the patient.
Objective 24:
Identify the necessary information documented when a patient is referred to a specialist.
Objective 25:
Monitor and respond to patient questions regarding insurance, scheduling and other non-clinical queries.
Objective 26:
Interpret and comprehend the Universal and Palmer numbering systems used in charting entries.
Objective 27:
Understand and reiterate basic terminology used in treatment plans and in describing dental procedures.
Objective 28:
Describe effective written communication tech- niques in preparing correspondence, electronic mail, reports and other documents.
Objective 29:
Discuss how to initiate and follow-up on procedures for the referral of patients to specialty practices.
Objective 30:
Understand the procedures relating to mail and other delivery systems.
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, COA, MADAA, BA

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Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, COA, MADAA, BA
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, COA, MADAA, BA has worked in the dental assisting profession as an administrator, a clinician, and an educator. She is currently a Licensed Dental Assis- tant in Restorative Functions, Certified Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator, Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant, Certified Orthodontic Assistant, a Master of the American Dental Assistants Association, and holds several expanded function certificates. Natalie graduated from an ADA accredited dental assisting program at Concorde Career Institute and graduated with a BA in Biology and Psychology from Metropolitan State University. She is curently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health with a focus on epidemiology through Independence University.

Natalie is currently serving as ADAA President-Elect. She has served in many capacities at the local and state levels of her state association, and is a past ADAA Secretary, Seventh District Trustee, and Director to the ADAA Foundation. In addition to her association duties, Natalie is very involved legislatively with her state board of dentistry and state legislature in the expansion of the dental assisting profession. She volunteers at two community dental clinics, serves on the MN RDA Exam Committee in Expanded Functions and is an advisory board member to the Century College Hygiene Department. Natalie is also affiliated with OSAP, the National Association of Dental Assistants and the American Association of Dental Office Managers. She has authored several other courses on a wide variety of topics for the ADAA and is a speaker on dental topics locally and nationally.

Acknowledgement of Contributing Authors Wendy Frye, CDA, RDA, FADAA, currently lives in Fenton, Missouri where she is a chairside dental assistant and implant treatment coordinator in a periodontal office. She is a Certified Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant and Fellow of the American Dental Assistants Association. Wendy graduated from the ADA accredited dental assisting program at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Wendy has served in many various capacities on the local and state levels of the Iowa and California Dental Assisting Associations.

Lynda Hilling, CDA, MADAA, lives in Billings, Montana. She is a Certified Dental Assistant and has been employed in the private practice of Michael W. Stuart, DDS for the last ten years as a chairside assistant. Lynda began her dental assisting career as an on-the-job trained assistant and then challenged the CDA exam in 1999. Lynda is a Master in the American Dental Assistants Association. Lynda has served on the Executive Board of the Montana Dental Assistants Association, including the Presidency.

Lisa Lovering, CDA, CDPMA, MADAA, is a Certified Dental Assistant and a Certified Dental Practice Administrator and is employed chairside in the private practice of Michael W. Stuart, DDS. Lisa began her dental assisting career as an on-the-job trained assistant and then challenged the CDA and CDPMA exams. As a member of the American Dental Assistants Association, Lisa has received her Mastership. Lisa has served on the Montana Dental Assistants Dental Assistants Association Executive Board, including the Presidency. She is currently the Tenth District Trustee.

Linette Schmitt, CDA, LDA, MADAA, is a graduate from the ADA accredited dental assisting program at Hibbing Community College. Linette currently works as a chairside assistant in a large group practice. She is a Minnesota Registered Dental Assistant and a Certified Dental Assistant, and is also certified to administer nitrous oxide analgesia. She is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association and holds an ADAA Mastership. She has served in many capacities at the local and state levels of her association, and is currently serving as ADAA Seventh District Trustee. Linette is legislatively involved with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry’s Policy Committee.

Wilhemina R. Leeuw, MS, CDA, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Education at Indiana Uni- versity Purdue University, Fort Wayne. A DANB Certified Dental Assistant since 1985, she worked in private practice over twelve years before beginning her teaching career in the Dental Assisting Program at IPFW. She is very active in her local and Indiana state dental assisting organizations. Prof. Leeuw’s educational background includes dental assisting both in clinical and office management capacities, and she received her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. She is also the Continuing Education Coordinator for the American Dental Assistants Association.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 3.00 Hours -
    Reference number: AGD 561

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