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Essentials of Dental Assisting

Fully updated to include the latest procedures and trends, this practical resource focuses on the core clinical skills and knowledge you need to become a practicing dental assistant. The concise, full-color text has been specifically designed and written to help you easily grasp important DA information. And step-by-step procedures, application exercises, and a wealth of pedagogical aids ensure that you master all the necessary skills.

Paperback, 520 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0423-5


  • PART 1: The Profession

    1. Introduction to Dental Assisting
    2. Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting
    3. PART 2: The Sciences

    4. Anatomy and Physiology
    5. Dental Anatomy
    6. PART 3: Infection Prevention and Hazardous Materials

    7. Disease Transmission
    8. Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials
    9. Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation
    10. Instrument Processing
    11. PART 4: Dental Treatment

    12. Clinical Dentistry
    13. Moisture Control
    14. PART 5: Patient Care

    15. The Dental Patient
    16. The Dental Examination
    17. Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
    18. Pain and Anxiety Control
    19. PART 6: Dental Imaging

    20. Radiation Safety and Production of X-Rays
    21. Oral Radiography
    22. PART 7: Preventive Dentistry

    23. Preventive Care
    24. Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants
    25. PART 8: Restorative Dentistry

    26. Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories
    27. Restorative Materials
    28. Restorative Procedures
    29. Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures
    30. Prosthodontics
    31. PART 9: Specialized Dentistry

    32. Periodontics
    33. Endodontics
    34. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    35. Pediatric Dentistry
    36. Orthodontics
    37. PART 10: Preparation for Employment

    38. The Job Search




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