Learn the business skills you need to run a dental office! Not only is Practice Management for the Dental Team the most comprehensive dental practice management book on the market, it is also the only one that includes EagleSoft software exercises for a realistic office experience. This unique text provides step-by-step instructions for performing essential dental office skills, from managing patients to running the business. It covers all aspects of law and ethics, technology, communications, and business office systems. Spiral binding makes the book easy to use!
UNIQUE! Patterson Dental EagleSoft practice management content includes screen shots and original exercises that equip you with valuable realistic practice experience.
Comprehensive coverage on the business of managing a dental practice provides vital information to ensure the success of any dental practice.
Key terminology defined in the chapter's glossary and called out in boldface color within chapter discussions helps you understand dental practice and clinical dentistry terminology essential to the success of any team member.
Learning Activities and Practice Notes encourage you to apply the content to realistic office situations and convey important tips and advice.
Learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter frame the content and serve as checkpoints for comprehension and study.
Summary tables and boxes provide easy-to-read summaries of text discussions that support visual learners and serve as useful review and study tools.
Expert author Betty Ladley Finkbeiner imparts knowledge and advice from her years of experience and wide reach in practice and education.
Bibliographical citations direct you to targeted sources of information where additional dental-related information can be located.
Appendixes provide supplemental information for quick and handy office reference.
Ancillary content supplements the core text presentations, providing opportunities for practice and study.
NEW and UPDATED! Electronic health record (EHR) content addresses the changes in technology related to the paperless dental office, telecommunications, appointment management, and financial systems to help you become compliant with EHR federal mandates.
NEW! Practice quizzes for each chapter on the Evolve website help you test comprehension and prepare for classroom and board exams.
NEW! Artwork focuses on new equipment and technology, specifically the paperless dental office.
PART I: DENTISTRY AS A BUSINESS 1. The Business of Dentistry 2. Dental Team Management 3. Patient Management 4. Legal and Ethical Issues in the Dental Business Office 5. Technology in the Business Office 6. Office Design and Equipment Placement PART II: COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT 7. Working with Dental Office Documents 8. Business Record Storage 9. Written Communication 10. Electronic and Telecommunications PART III: BUSINESS OFFICE SYSTEMS 11. Appointment Management Systems 12. Inventory Systems and Supply Ordering 13. Recall Systems 14. Dental Insurance 15. Financial Systems: Accounts Receivable 16. Other Financial Systems 17. Infection Control Systems PART IV: THE DENTAL ASSISTANT IN THE WORKPLACE 18. Planning and Managing Your Career Path Appendix A Composition Basics Appendix B Numbers Appendix C Prefixes and Suffixes Appendix D Abbreviations Appendix E Dental Terminology Index