Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant's Manual

The Dental Assistants Manual, 4th edition is a reference manual catering for all aspects of dental assisting. It supports and is aligned to important Australian government standards including, the National Competency Standards part of the recently endorsed Health Training Package; NHMRC Guidelines for Infection Control; Occupational Health & Safety Standards put down by Worksafe Australia and Australian/New Zealand Standards 4815 ‘Office base health care facilities not involved in Complex Patient Procedures & Processes'. Adherence to these standards ensures that the Dental Assistants Manual is not only a valuable reference for students, it can be also be used right across Australia and New Zealand as a reference tool in any dental surgeries, clinics or laboratories.

The Dental Assistants Manual is intended to provide the required knowledge for achieving the newly endorsed National Competency Standards for the Certificate III in Dental Assisting endorsed by ANTA (Australian National Training Authority) in January 2002 which forms the basis for further study in Certificate IV courses in areas such as Dental Technology, Dental Health Education, Dental Assisting - Radiology and Dental Technician. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to carry out certain practical components and requirements of the competencies. No other reference tool in Australia or New Zealand addresses any of the implications of these standards for dental assistants in the workplace.

Audience
Certificate II, III & IV courses in Dental Assisting, Dental Technology, Dental Health Education, Dental Assisting – Radiology and Dental Technician

Paperback,

Published: November 2004

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7295-3737-7

Contents

  • SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL ASSISTING
    1. The dental health team
    2. Ethics & jurisprudence
    3. Psychology for dental assistants
    4. Communication
    5. Reception duties
    6. Account keeping & financial duties

    SECTION 2: HUMAN BIOLOGY
    7. Body systems
    8. Anatomy & physiology of the head & neck
    9. Dental anatomy
    10. Microbiology
    11. Pathology
    12. Oral pathology
    13. Dental pathology

    SECTION 3: CLINICAL DENTISTRY
    14. Infection control
    15. Occupational health & safety
    16. Surgery equipment and its maintenance
    17. Patient management and clinical assistance
    18. Oral examination, diagnosis and treatment planning
    19. Commonly used instruments and accessories
    20. Pain control in dentistry/ Anaesthesia and sedation
    21. Dental radiography
    22. First aid & emergencies

    SECTION 4: RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
    23. Restorative materials
    24. Restorations
    25. Fixed prosthodontics
    26. Implants

    SECTION 5: PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY
    27. Preventative dentistry & oral health education
    28. Diet & nutrition

    SECTION 6: SPECIALIST AREAS OF DENTISTRY
    29. Medically compromised patients
    30. Removable prosthodontics
    31. Periodontics
    32. Oral surgery
    33. Endodontics
    34. Orthodontics
    35. Paedodontics
    36. Dentistry for the ageing
    37. Forensic odontology

    SECTION 7: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
    38. Employment opportunities

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