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Dental Administrative Assistant - Alberta

Dental Administrative Assistant careers are very rewarding and in high demand, requiring professionals with general healthcare knowledge and office skills.

Dental Administrative Assistant professionals play a major role in the daily operations of the dental office. With an increasing need for administrative support in the dental industry, career options are typically available throughout the country.

Dental Administrative Assistant responsibilities

A Dental Administrative Assistant has a wide range of daily duties, which may include:

  • Standard clerical duties, including scheduling appointments, helping patients fill out forms, handling office supplies and resources, etc.
  • Maintaining a calendar of staff schedules, patient appointments and visits, and events.
  • Updating electronic medical reports.
  • Compiling and distributing reports.

Required knowledge

A Dental Administrative Assistant position may require specific knowledge in various branches of the medical industry, including:

  • medical terminology
  • anatomy and physiology
  • dental office administration
  • dental office software
  • dental office clinical procedures

General skills

Dental Administrative Assistant positions will require advanced proficiency in the following:

  • in-depth organization skills
  • computer and office skills, including current software applications and typing skills
  • general office management
  • basic accounting
  • customer service

Dental Administrative Assistant Training Options

Visit our Healthcare faculty page for more information on the  Dental Administrative Assistant training programs offered at Academy of Learning College.

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