This hands-on course was designed for students who have strong English communication skills. Only those students who have strong spoken and written business English should register for this course. COMP 0285 assumes that students are already computer literate and able to manage files and maintain a computer system. If you are unsure of your personal computer skills please complete COMP 1002 before starting this course. Students receive hands-on experience with Exan Power PracticeX dental management software. COMP 0285 also helps to prepare students and dental office personnel to use other types of dental office computer systems in the Windows environment. Participants will focus on patient records, insurance policies, treatment claims and estimates, digital x-rays, insurance and patient payments. The appointment manager, system reports and electronic billing will also be explored. Please Note: COMP 0285 may be taken simultaneously with COMP 0885 and COMP 0985. A BCIT Statement of Completion is issued upon success in all three of these courses. Some students may also be eligible for continuing dental education credits as per the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. The passing grade of theses dental courses is 70%. Upon successful completion of COMP 0285, students will have acquired the abilities to be end-users of Dental Office Computer Systems.
- Dental office experience, completion of a Dental Receptionist or Dental Assisting program or currently enrolled in COMP 0885.
Below is one offering of COMP 0285 for the Winter 2023 term.
Tue Jan 17 - Tue Apr 04 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 17396
Class meeting times
|Jan 17 - Apr 04||Tue||18:00 - 21:00||Downtown DTC Rm. 389|
- Departmental approval needed
Please email email@example.com for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __. COMP 0885 MUST be completed first or taken simultaneously with COMP 0285 and COMP 0985. Course is 36 hours on campus. ***CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Once the enrolment limit has been reached (FULL), you will not be able to join this class –no capacity override. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Late registration is not permitted.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Use Exan Power PracticeX dental software.
- Perform front-desk computer tasks in a dental office.
- Apply for an entry level Dental Receptionist position.
- Adapt to other dental software programs in the Windows environment.
Effective as of Winter 2021
Dental Office Computer Systems (COMP 0285) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
- Dental Office Receptionist
Statement of Completion Part-time
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