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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Feb 17, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DENT 114 Ethics & Law, Office Management

2 credits
Students are introduced to professional ethics and legalities and the responsibilities of the dental assistant to the community, dental profession, dental team and patient. Management of front office procedures are presented.

Prerequisites: Completion of an application for admission and admission to the Dental Assisting program.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Define key terms related to ethics and law
  • Explain the importance of ethics and law to dentistry
  • Differentiate between the various types of law that affect the practice of dentistry
  • Explain the various types of consent
  • Explain the effects of the Good Samaritan Law on the health care professions
  • Describe the code of ethics of professional dental organizations
  • Explain the importance of the state’s dental practice act
  • Identify the function of a state board of dentistry
  • Define key terms related to office management
  • Explain the function of the business office
  • Explain the various procedures commonly performed by the business office
  • Examine issues related to conflict resolution
  • Discuss the importance of ethical behavior as it relates to establishing constructive relationships in the workplace
  • Identify job situations which pose ethical dilemmas
  • Develop and use a systematic method for making ethical decisions