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Dental Office Management / Edition 1

Dental Office Management / Edition 1

by Ellen Dietz-Bourguignon
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Dental Office Management takes readers through the various tasks associated with office dental procedures, preparing them for the office of the 21st century. Five sections -- The Business of Dentistry, Practice Communications, Clinical Records Management, Business and Financial Records Management, and Employment Opportunities -- are supported by learning objectives, key terms, and key concepts. Skill-building for Success Student Activities (role-plays and problem-solving activities) and Skills Mastery Assessment Post-tests are provided at the end of each chapter.


  • Provides a single, up-to-date resource on today's dental office management techniques
  • Readers can apply concepts with Skill-building for Success Activities
  • Skills Mastery Assessments allow readers to test their knowledge of material.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900766807319
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/16/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Ellen Dietz-Bourguignon, CDA, AAS, BS is an Associate Degreed CDA and has a BS in Allied Health Education in Dental Auxiliary Utilization. Ellen also holds a Community College Teaching Certificate from Suny Albany, has been Managing Editor of Dental Assisting Magazine, and has published ten books, including Dental Office Management and Safety Standards and Infection Control for Dental Assistants, both which are Thomson Delmar Learning textbooks.

Table of Contents

THE BUSINESS OF DENTISTRY: Introduction to the Dental Team. Legal and Ethical Issues and Responsibilities. Government Regulations and Mandates. PRACTICE COMMUNICATIONS: The Dental Team as Patient Relations Specialists. Practice Marketing. Print Communications. Business Office Communications: Hub of Practice. CLINICAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT: Dental Terminology and Tooth Identification. Charting the Oral Cavity. BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT: Setting Up the Patient Records. Scheduling to Optimize Practice Efficiency. Managing Accounts Receivable. Managing Accounts Payable. Supply Ordering and Inventory Control. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Seeking Employment. REFERENCES. GLOSSARY. INDEX.

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