I enjoyed that is was a self paced course. That is great for someone like me, who has a job, children, and a home to manage.
My facilitator was extremely helpful. I learned a lot and it was a whole lot more fun than I expected it to be.
The facilitator was excellent! She was very helpful and always responded with feedback, answers, and grades in a very timely manner. Overall Administrative Dental Assisting was well put together and very well constructed.
It course was easy to access. I really enjoyed it, especially having it as my first online class. I thought it was going to be hard, but it wasn't. I would take another online class, because everything was good.
The positive and constructive feedback was amazing.
The best thing about the class was learning more about the dental assistant in addition to doing hands-on activities at the dentist office.
I enjoyed being able to access my school work online and do my work when I had the time. My facilitator helped me a lot throughout my course and always responded to my questions in a VERY timely manner. Without her patience and expertise, I would not have been able to complete my program on time. I have a new understanding of the Dental Administrative Assistant skills.
My facilitator responded very quickly to my questions (which I am sure seemed endless, at times!). She was patient and thorough with her answers and gave very clear answers and explanations. Her advice and encouragement was invaluable! I loved learning with this course! The essays were challenging and there was much more information than I was expecting. (I really didn't know what to expect!) The ed2go counselor was also supportive--asking how things were going and how she could help--great!!
I really enjoyed it all! It made going back to school much easier with 2 toddlers. The whole experience was wonderful. The instructor was available for help and was very helpful; she didn’t just throw you a comment and go, but she took time to explain what I needed to fix.
Course Code: GES101
Understand the fundamentals of the dental industry. Learn about what is required of dental assistants, dentists, and areas of specialty within the industry.
Learn how to positively and effectively communicate with patients in person, over the phone, and over written correspondence. You’ll also cover how to best communicate with the dental professionals in your office.
Master how to read and write patient clinical records. Learn about organizational tools, both digital and physical, that enable administrative dental assistants to keep track of patient records and other information.
Cover how to schedule patients using various software and how to recall systems. Understand the fundamentals of the dental insurance processing procedure.
Learn the best way to make financial arrangements and collect funds from patients. In this section of the course, you’ll also cover best bookkeeping practices as they pertain to accounts receivable and payable.
Master the various office equipment you’ll be using as an administrative dental assistant. Understand the functions and programs used on a computer at a dental office. Lastly, you’ll discuss employment strategies to pursue once completing the course.
Cindy Lamkin has been employed in the dental field for over 20 years. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in dental hygiene. In addition to practicing clinical hygiene, she has also worked in dental office administration and treatment coordination. Her career includes general dentistry, as well as specialty practices of periodontics, endodontics, pedodontics, and orthodontics. Cindy has both her Registered Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Hygienist credentials, and she is licensed to practice in multiple states.
Students should be proficient in keyboarding, have a basic understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word is recommended), and have a command of English grammar and punctuation. No dental office work experience is required.
The Administrative Dental Assistant Online Program is for you if you're interested in learning the skills necessary for dental office career opportunities.
To complete this program, you will need a PC running on Windows XP or newer. This program is not compatible with a Mac. You will also need an Internet connection and e-mail capability. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this course.
ed2go provides the required textbooks for this course. Each student will receive the following:
Additionally, this course will provide you with DENTRIX® software that consists of sample practice opportunities. You can use this software to engage in activities and tasks that you would perform in an actual practice and use it to demonstrate your skills.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.
All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
No, this program is not compatible with a Mac.
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Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don’t worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.