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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018

DENT 4103 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IV

[56 Credits]
The purpose of this course is to help the young professional to develop a thriving “Fee for Service Practice” while fully realizing that dynamic changes and trends in the delivery of dental services are now and will be taking place in the future. The course content will include the following general areas: (1) leadership and philosophy, (2) communication and behavioral science, (3) financial and business management, (4) marketing, and (5) technology. Specifically, the course addresses topics such as developing a practice philosophy and goals; understanding the contractual arrangements of partnership, associateship, and buy-out agreements; understanding the components of dental overhead; enhancing interpersonal communication skills with patients; appreciating the importance of dental ethics and professionalism; understanding the legal ramifications of patient care; implementing effective office systems; and managing/directing office personnel. (Department of Comprehensive Dentistry)