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The Business of Dentistry: Patient Records and Records Management

Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA; Wendy Frye, CDA, RDA, MADAA; Lynda Hilling, CDA, MADAA; Lisa Lovering, CDA, CDPMA, MADAA; Linette Schmitt, CDA, RDA, MADAA; Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA

Continuing Dental Education Units:  4 hours
Intended Audience:  Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Date Course Online:  Nov 21, 2011
Last Revision Date:  N/A
Course Expiration Date:  Nov 20, 2014

Introduction
Introduction

This course focuses on several office and management responsibilities including the attainment of complete and accurate records and their legal ramifications with regards to risk management, storage and patient consent.  The dental professional must have a basic working knowledge of these procedures to maintain all office records.

When you complete a continuing education course on dentalcare.com, a form will come up that requests your name, address, etc.  If you are a member of the AGD, make sure to fill out the field that asks for your AGD membership number (if you are not an AGD member, leave blank).  When you hit submit, a copy of the "proof of completion" is e-mailed directly to the AGD and P&G.  For your records, make sure to print a copy of the "proof of completion" certificate.

Disclaimer:  Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.


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Natalie Kaweckyj
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA
Natalie
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA

Natalie currently resides in Minneapolis, MN, where she is the Clinic Coordinator and Compliance Analyst for a nonprofit pediatric dental clinic. She is a Licensed Dental Assistant in Restorative Functions (LDARF), Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator (CDPMA), Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA), Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant (COMSA), Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant (CPFDA), and a Master of the American Dental Assistants Association. She holds several expanded function certificates, including the administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia. Ms. Kaweckyj graduated from the American Dental Association-accredited dental assisting program at ConCorde Career Institute and has received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology from Metropolitan State University. She is currently writing her dissertation for her master’s in Public Health. She has worked clinically, administratively and academically. Ms. Kaweckyj is currently serving as on several ADAA Councils after having served on the ADAA Board of Trustees 2002–2012. She served as ADAA President in 2010-2011. She is the current Business Secretary and legislative chairman for the Minnesota Dental Assistants Association (MnDAA) and a three time past president of MnDAA. She also is a Past President of the Minnesota Educators of Dental Assistants (MEDA) and still an active member. In addition to her association duties, Natalie is very involved with the Minnesota state board of dentistry as well as with state legislature in the expansion of the dental assisting profession. She is a freelance writer and lecturer and is always working on some project. She has authored many other courses for the ADAA.

 

Email: nataliekaweckyj@hotmail.com

Wendy Frye
Wendy Frye, CDA, RDA, MADAA
Wendy
Wendy Frye, CDA, RDA, MADAA

Wendy currently lives in St Louis, Missouri where she is a chairside dental assistant and implant treatment coordinator in a periodontal office.  She is a Certified Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant and Master of the American Dental Assistants Association.  Wendy graduated from the ADA accredited dental assisting program at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

 

Wendy has served in many various capacities on the local and state levels of the Iowa and California Dental Assisting Associations.

Email: wfcdarda@yahoo.com

Lynda Hilling
Lynda Hilling, CDA, MADAA
Lynda
Lynda Hilling, CDA, MADAA

Lynda lives in Billings, MT. She is a Certified Dental Assistant and has been employed in the private practice of Michael W. Stuart, DDS for the last ten years as a chairside assistant.  Lynda began her dental assisting career as an on the job trained assistant and then challenged the CDA exam in 1999.  Lynda is a Master in the American Dental Assistants Association.  Lynda has served on the Executive Board of the Montana Dental Assistants Association including the Presidency.

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Lisa Lovering
Lisa Lovering, CDA, CDPMA, MADAA
Lisa
Lisa Lovering, CDA, CDPMA, MADAA

Lisa is a Certified Dental Assistant and a Certified Dental Practice Administrator and is employed chairside in the private practice of Michael W. Stuart, DDS.  Lisa began her dental assisting career as an on the job trained assistant, and then challenged the CDA and CDPMA exams.

 

As a member of the American Dental Assistants Association, Lisa has received her Mastership.  Lisa has served on the Montana Dental Assistants Dental Assistants Association Executive Board including the Presidency.

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Linette Schmitt
Linette Schmitt, CDA, RDA, MADAA
Linette
Linette Schmitt, CDA, RDA, MADAA

Linette is a graduate from the ADA accredited dental assisting program at Hibbing Community College.  Linette currently works as a chairside assistant in a large group practice.  She is a MN Registered Dental Assistant and a Certified Dental Assistant, and is also certified to administer nitrous oxide analgesia.  She is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association, and holds an ADAA Mastership.

 

She has served in many capacities at the local and state levels of her association level, and is serving as ADAA Seventh District Trustee.  Linette is legislatively involved with the MN Board of Dentistry’s Policy Committee.

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Wilhemina Leeuw
Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA
Wilhemina
Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA

Wilhemina Leeuw is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Education at Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne.  A DANB Certified Dental Assistant since 1985, she worked in private practice over twelve years before beginning her teaching career in the Dental Assisting Program at IPFW.  She is very active in her local and Indiana state dental assisting organizations.  Prof. Leeuw’s educational background includes dental assisting - both clinical and office management, and she received her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.  She is also the Continuing Education Coordinator for the American Dental Assistants Association.

 

Email: N/A

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  • The authors report no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
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