Charting and Communication for the Dental Team

As a dental assistant, it's essential to know how to chart correctly, including taking detailed notes during and right after every patient appointment. Chart notes containing the reason for the visit, what treatment, and why treatment was necessary for the completion and outcome. This course explores how the administrative assistant can process documentation to other parties involved in the patient's complete care.
Meet the instructor

Lynn Atkinson, RDH

Lynn Atkinson has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 30 years. She graduated from Cypress College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1989 and was fortunate enough to be a part of several dental teams that incorporated state of the art technology. Since her initial training and certification in dental lasers in 1996, Lynn has been actively applying the use of dental lasers in hygiene on a daily basis. Lynn went on to achieve the Standard Proficiency Certification through the Academy of Laser Dentistry in 2013 and the Advanced Proficiency Certification Parts I and II in 2019.

Lynn is currently practicing four days a week and is training doctors, hygienists, and team members on the use of lasers along with strategies to incorporate dental lasers into their protocol. She has a true passion for dental lasers due to the exceptional results that she has observed over the years. Lynn is an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Dental Hygiene Association, and is a Hygiene Member on the BIOLASE Advisory Board.

Lynn is married with four children in college and lives in Torrance where she was born and raised.
Patrick Jones - Course author