Dental Practice Essentials


Duration: 2 days

Tuition: $1,000 CAD


Why take this course?


Job hunting & retention strategies


Hands-on Dentrix training


Instruction by industry experts

This program is Category 2 (CDE Points: 12)

Dental Practice Essentials (DPE) covers all aspects of working at a dental office as an associate — everything universities or the NDEB exams don’t teach you. While your training will help you be a better doctor—this continuing dental education course will help you build a career.

Our two-day intensive explores all aspects of the business of dentistry, including chart documentation, billing codes, and potential legal issues you could face in your dental practice. It will also take you through every step of patient interaction, from completing new patient exams and prescribing radiographs to building treatment plans and explaining their costs and benefits to patients.

Think of this course as a toolkit for your dental practice success.

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Prep Doctors Corp
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by
any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
9/1/2021 to 8/31/2024.
Provider ID# 371504

Course Sponsor

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Learning Outcomes & Benefits

  • Job hunting and job retention strategies specific to the dental field
  • How to complete a new patient exam, including E/O, I/O Soft tissue, I/O Dental, and establishing a diagnosis
  • How to properly prescribe radiographs
  • How to use procedure codes
  • Treatment plan formulation (Phase 1, 2, and 3)
  • Communicating treatment plans and costs to patients
  • Communication in the dental office environment 
  • How to avoid regulatory complaints and lawsuits 
  • Understanding the differences between paper charting and electronic recordkeeping 
  • Hands-on practice with case studies and dental management software 
  • Distinguishing between emergency and specific exams
  • How to navigate tax laws and procedures from a dentist’s perspective
  • Recall exam components (E/O, I/O, PSR versus comprehensive periodontal charting)
  • Dealing with patient complaints and general risk management advice

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What Our Graduates Say

Great experience and excellence as always! Looking forward for more courses for continuing education! Thanks, Prep Doctors!
Dr. Maria Salomé Lomlomdjian