Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog Archived

DAT 122 - Dental Office Management

Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 3 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 2

Description: This course provides a study of the business aspect of a dental office.

Course Topics:
  • Communication in the Dental Office
  • Business Operating Systems
  • Financial Management in the Dental Office

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Grading System:
An overall grade of B or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate professional communication skills with patients (verbal and nonverbal).
  2. Discuss and identify types of written communications that originate from a dental practice.
  3. Demonstrate and describe business operating systems used within a dental office.
  4. Discuss the role of the assistant in making financial arrangements and when such arrangements should be made.
  5. Describe the function of computerized practice management systems and manual bookkeeping systems.
  6. Describe account procedures.
  7. Identify banking responsibilities associated with a dental practice.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Course Policies  that include:

  • Identity Verification
  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Orientation and Support
  • Proctored Exams

Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard Course Policies  on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Add/Drop period
  • Attendance
  • Classroom Conduct
  • Equal Access
  • IT Access
  • Online Behavior
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Student Concerns
  • Student Help Services
  • Withdrawals

SCC Logo
Official Course Syllabus