Medical Terminology and Oral Facial Anatomy 101
Through the study of medical terminology, participants will be introduced to the language of medicine. Basic word elements – as well as the rules of building and analyzing medical terms – will be explained. The online course emphasizes spelling, definition, usage and pronunciation. In addition, participants will gain an understanding of the anatomical structures of the oral cavity, face and skull, along with common oral and maxillofacial diagnoses and treatments.
This course is designed for AAOMS fellows and members and their:
- Anesthesia and surgical assistants
- Practice managers
- Coders and billers
- Administrative staff who work with patients and/or vendors and would benefit from being well-versed in oral and maxillofacial surgery terminology as they represent the practice.
- Identify the root, combining forms, prefixes and suffixes of medical terms.
- Use roots, combining forms, prefixes and suffixes to analyze and determine the meaning of medical terms.
- List, spell and pronounce medical terms accurately to assure effective communication.
- Cite the key anatomical structures of the oral cavity, face and skull.
- Apply correct medical terms to the anatomy of the body, with an emphasis on oral and maxillofacial structures.
- Describe common oral and maxillofacial conditions and their associated treatments.
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Dawn Jackson, DrPH, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Dawn Jackson is a faculty emeritus of the Health Services Administration program at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). She obtained her master’s degree in allied health education from EKU and a doctorate degree in health services management from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is a fellow with the American Health Information Management Association. Jackson’s areas of expertise include healthcare reimbursement systems, coding and billing processes, medical law and healthcare management. A certified coding specialist, she has trained physicians and their staff for more than 30 years and has presented coding courses for AAOMS for over 25 years.
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships were disclosed.
Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.
ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 7.0 continuing education credit(s).
AGD - Accepted Program Provider
Provider ID# 214680
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For AAPC credit, please contact the AAOMS Coding and Reimbursement Staff at (800) 822-6637.