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Dental Materials

Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists

With this hands-on resource, you will learn the most current methods of placing -- or assisting in the placement -- of dental materials, and how to instruct patients in their maintenance. Dental Materials uses step-by-step procedures to show how to mix, use, and apply dental materials within the context of the patient’s course of treatment. Expert authors Carol Hatrick, W. Stephan Eakle, and William F. Bird enhance this edition with four new chapters, along with coverage of newly approved materials and esthetic tools including the latest advances in bleaching and bonding. A new companion Evolve website lets you practice skills with challenging exercises!

Paperback, 304 Pages

Published: February 2010

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0855-4


  • 1. Introduction to Dental Materials

    2. Oral Environment and Patient Considerations

    3. Physical Properties of Dental Materials

    4. General Handling and Safety

    5. Principles of Bonding

    6. Composites, Glass Ionomers, and Compomers

    7. Preventive and Bleaching Materials

    8. NEW! Dental Ceramics

    9. NEW! Dental Amalgam

    10. NEW! Casting Alloys, Solders, and Wrought Metal Alloys

    11. NEW! Dental Implants

    12. Abrasion, Finishing, and Polishing

    13. Dental Cements

    14. Impression Materials

    15. Gypsum Products

    16. Polymers for Prosthetic Dentistry

    17. Provisional Restorations

    18. Dental Waxes


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