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Dynamic Dental Office Administration Training in San Diego, California

In a modern dental office, administration is a valuable tool, but it can also be frustrating if you’re unfamiliar with the systems or processes you have to work with. At Academy of Dental Practice Careers, we teach the skills and understanding you need to be organized, efficient, and successful in all forms of dental office administration.

At our San Diego location, we provide in-depth courses to help you grasp the ins and outs of office management. From software optimization to insurance billing, our classes are designed to help you fill any knowledge gaps and improve your ability to deliver great service. Whether you’re an office manager, dentist, dentist’s spouse, or looking for an administrative career, our education offerings will improve your skills.

We welcome clients to join us at our San Diego location for classes and seminars. We also offer these courses through both online and in-office training and will work with you to accommodate your specific needs. Contact us today for more information or to sign up for the education that will help you thrive!


Courses Available from Our San Diego School

At ADPC, we’re proud to deliver a robust and relevant educational experience for anyone who visits one of our campuses for training. Each course or seminar includes in-depth teaching delivered by our knowledgeable founder, Becky Gerber, RDA. Her years of experience in the dental field gives her insight into your practice and makes her uniquely qualified to help you enhance your skills. We keep class sizes small to ensure that everyone receives the attention and clarity they need.

The following in-person courses are available at our San Diego location*:

  • Dental Insurance Billing – 2 Day Training Course
  • Medical-Dental Insurance Billing – 1 Day Workshop

*Please note that our 5-day Front Office Administration certification course is only available at our Portland, Oregon location.

Medical-Dental Insurance Billing 1 Day Workshop

As the understanding of the importance of oral health grows, dental offices can take greater advantage of a patient’s medical insurance for certain procedures. This opportunity also comes with challenges, and many dentists and office administrators have questions about the process. Through this extensive one-day course, we help practices gain access to this important revenue stream and keep billing in-house.

This course offers relevant and valuable information on all levels of medical billing, covering topics such as:

  • Integrating medical billing into the dental practice for medically necessary procedures
  • Which procedures are medically billable
  • How responsibilities are divided between the various team members
  • Essential documentation
  • SOAP notes
  • CPT, ICD and HCPCS codes
  • Completing the CMS-1500 medical claim form
  • Available medical billing systems

We strive to make the classes as real-world applicable as possible. Attendees are invited to bring real-life scenarios for us to analyze and study for the benefit of all.

Dental Insurance Billing 2-Day Course

Dental insurance billing is a necessity for any practice, and they need someone on hand who has mastered the skill. Our two-day course allows students to gain firsthand knowledge and in-depth training of the entire billing process. We keep class sizes small to ensure that each student receives adequate attention from Becky during each session.

This course is designed to cover all aspects of modern-day billing and help administrators and dentists present a good impression of the office through the billing process. Training can be done in Dentrix, EagleSoft, OpenDental, or SoftDent as needed. Once the two days are complete, attendees will come away with comprehensive knowledge of benefit limitations, frequencies, and insurance contracts, along with developing systems for follow-up and out-of-pocket payment collections.

What to Expect From Our In-Person Training

An average day in one of our classes is typically 9 am to 4 pm, with an hour set aside for lunch. During these sessions, all students receive one-on-one training from our instructor, Becky.

You are encouraged to ask questions as we help you gain a deep understanding of the material. Becky is friendly and experienced, and she makes every effort to present the training in a straightforward and useful manner. We are equipped with the latest dental administrative software and can help you learn to navigate it for optimal efficiency.

Other Training Options

If visiting our sunny San Diego location isn’t feasible for you at the moment, all of our courses can also be accessed online. We can provide a condensed version of the class as a 4-hour live tutorial that students can attend from anywhere in the US.

Becky also regularly travels to practices around the country to provide on-site training to the entire office. She can work directly with dentists and staff to optimize your system and tailor the program to your practice’s particular needs.

Contact us or browse more of our site if you’d like more information on our various courses and teaching options.

Visiting in San Diego, CA

San Diego is well known for its sunny vistas and inviting atmosphere. With plenty of opportunities for accommodations and travel, it’s easy for our students to make their way around this exciting city.

Our meeting area is located at 10620 Treena St #230 in the Scripps Ranch area of northern San Diego. Parking is free, and there are plenty of restaurants nearby to enjoy during the lunch break between sessions.

Directions from San Diego International Airport

If you’re heading directly to our location from the airport, the most direct route is via the 163. We are roughly eighteen miles from the airport. Travel time is typically 25-40 minutes, depending on traffic.

  • Follow N Harbor Dr to I-5 east, turning left onto Grape St.
  • Take the exchange onto 163 North. This will eventually become I-15 North.
  • Take the right exit onto Mira Mesa Blvd.
  • Turn right on Hibert St (the next intersection).
  • Stay straight on Hibert St as it becomes Treena St.
  • Our office is located on the right. Look for the Cush Plaza sign.

Hotels in the San Diego Area

We have a variety of hotels in our area where you can stay comfortable during your visit to our classes.

Holiday Inn ExpressHoliday Inn Express – Mira Mesa

Located on Mira Mesa Blvd between Scripps Ranch Rd and the I-15. This hotel is easily within walking distance of our meeting location.


Residence InnResidence Inn – Marriott

This hotel is located on Kearny Mesa Rd just off Clairemont Mesa Blvd. It’s conveniently close to Hwy 163, and a 10-15 minute drive to our location.


Holiday Inn Miramar McAs AreaHoliday Inn Miramar McAs Area

This hotel is found at the south end of Kearny Mesa Rd between Miramar Rd and Kearny Villa Rd. From here, it’s a short 6-10 minute drive to our location along I-15.


Hampton Inn- KearnyHampton Inn – Kearny Mesa

Close to the Residence Inn, this hotel is also found on Kearny Mesa Rd by Clairemont Mesa Blvd.


Ramada Hotel SignRamada by Wyndham – San Diego North Hotel

This hotel is on Kearny Mesa Rd next to the 163 and Clairemont Mesa Blvd, just 10-15 minutes to our San Diego location.


Restaurants in Our Area

Looking for something delicious to grab between or after classes? You’ll find an appetizing range of highly-reviewed restaurants in our area, with something to appeal to everyone.

Collage of various foodsHere are a few of the great places you’ll find within a ten-minute drive of our location.

  • Yanni’s Bar & Grill (Greek)
  • Himalayan Grill (Indian)
  • Chili’s (Tex-Mex & American)
  • Luna Grill (Mediterranean)
  • Islands Restaurant Mira Mesa (Burgers)
  • Little Italy Bar & Grill
  • Gen Korean BBQ
  • Buca di Beppo (Italian)
  • Señor Taquero 2 (Mexican)
  • Ariana Kabob House (Afghani)

Interested in enjoying the varied San Diego entertainment options after your training? Take a look at the exciting opportunities this city has to offer!

Boost Your Administrative Skills in San Diego, CA

Whether you’re interested in streamlining the process for your dental practice or you’re working toward a career in administration, you’ll benefit from our attentive and experienced instruction. At ADPC, we’re excited to help our students grow their skills, and we’d love to help you achieve your goals! Reach out to our San Diego location and schedule your visit today!



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