ERIC Number: ED202542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Health Instruction Packages: Office Skills for Dental Assistants.
These six modules provide information, illustrations, and exercises to teach dental assisting students a variety of office skills. The first module, "Patients' Records," stresses the importance of patient records to the dental health team, covers all of the items on a patient record, and teaches how to complete patient information cards and general health history forms. The second module, "Practice Typing," provides materials to help the learner develop typing speed and accuracy. The third module, "Business Correspondence," provides information on business and personal letter forms and written communications. The fourth module, "Payroll Records," focuses on payroll record forms, withholding exemption forms, quarterly federal tax returns, withholding tax statements, social security taxes and benefits, and eligibility for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act. The fifth module, "Processing and Handling Money," teaches the learner to complete petty cash vouchers, receipts, and bank deposit slips; describes kinds of check endorsements; and covers personal checking and bank statements. The final module, "Appointment Control," teaches the learner to make appointments efficiently, reserve time for emergency situations, and set up a recall system. The modules contain information, sample forms, exercises with immediate feedback, and post-tests with answer keys. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Los Angeles, CA.