Documentation and the Dental Assistant
CE Credits: 2 Hour Lecture | Subject: Practice Management/Dental Assisting Documentation | Recommended for: Assistants
Doctors and hygienists were taught how to write chart notes in school, but dental assistants were not. Lawyers say we are an easy target because our documentation in all areas is the worst! Patient chart notes are legal documents and are considered evidence in a court of law and/or used by the dental board in the case of a patient complaint.
- Understand the importance of accurate chart notes and documentation.
- Discover simple ways make complete chart notes.
- Learn how to construct your notes completely and easily.
About the Speaker:
Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, CDIA, CDSO, MADAA, began her dental assisting career in 1981 and has never looked back. Being named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry in 2015 by Dental Products Report was one of the highlights of her career. She is a former vice president of the American Dental Assistants Association, where she holds the honor of Master. She has worked in her current office for fifteen years in O’Fallon, Missouri, as an office manager and dental assistant. Financial Relationship – Honorarium: Henry Schein.