Feb 22, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

DAS 152 - Dental Practice Management


Course Description: This course prepares the Dental Assisting student to gain knowledge in front desk management. Emphasis is placed on the handling of insurance claims, scheduling, record keeping bookkeeping, and inventory systems. Additional information on marketing, advertising, and computer office systems will be discussed. Students will also learn how to design a resume and to prepare for an interview. 2 hour lecture
Prerequisite(s): Completion of DAS 101, DAS 102, DAS 104, DAS 105, DHY 152
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Operate business equipment including computer and dental software programs to promote efficiency.
  • Explain the terms ethics, jurisprudence, civil law and criminal law, the duties of the State Board of Dental Examiners, and the State Practice Act.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, employers and colleagues.
  • Perform inventory management and equipment maintenance.
  • Maintain Quality Business records.
  • Manage electronic, paper and hybrid patient information; including developing retention policies in compliance with State and Federal guidelines.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with scheduling appointments and recare systems.


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