dental office assistant

3 Awareness Concerns for Dental Office Assistants

3 Awareness Concerns for Dental Office Assistants What do diabetes, gum disease, and COVID-19 have in common? These three conditions are all huge considerations for someone currently working in a Dental Office Assistant position. This group of healthcare workers must consider how these different health conditions affect their patients, as well as the evolving landscape…

dental scheduling

Four Keys to Successful Dental Scheduling

Four Keys to Successful Dental Scheduling In order to have effective, productive, and smooth-running dental scheduling, the dental office assistant needs to have a basic knowledge of dental terminology and procedures. Clear communication between the office assistant, dentist, staff, and patient is critical. Time must be allotted for proper infection control as well as consideration…

dry mouth

Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) ‚Äď Causes and Treatments

Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) ‚Äď Causes and Treatments Written by: Colette Jesikiewicz CDPMA, FADAA What Is It? Dry mouth (xerostomia) is a condition caused by the reduction of saliva production. This condition does have dental implications. The goal of the dental team is to relieve discomfort and to prevent dental complications. Saliva is produced by three…

dental insurance claims

Dental Insurance Claims 3 Ways to Stay Out of Jail Clinical Notes and Your Role in Insurance Claim Processing

Dental Insurance Claims: 3 Ways to Stay Out of Jail Clinical Notes and Your Role in Insurance Claim Processing Written by Colette Jesikiewicz CDPMA, FADAA Dental Office Assistant Duties As a Dental Office Assistant one of your duties might include processing dental insurance claims and predeterminations. As you are completing this task, you need to…