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Modern Dental Assisting

Prepare for a successful career as a dental assistant with Modern Dental Assisting, 11th Edition! Using an easy-to-understand approach, this book provides a complete foundation in the basic and advanced skills you must master to achieve clinical competence. Full-color photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions make it easy to learn dental assisting procedures. This edition includes content on the electronic health record, impact of the new health care law, and the new hazard communication standard. And as a complete learning package, it also includes an Evolve companion website with new videos demonstrating key procedures, practice quizzes, interactive games and exercises, and flashcards. Written by the expert dental assisting team of Doni Bird and Debbie Robinson, this is the leading text in dental assisting - the most trusted, the most comprehensive, and the most current.

Hardbound, 1216 Pages

Published: March 2014

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-7451-7

Contents

  • PART 1: The Dental Assisting Profession
    1. History of Dentistry
    2. The Professional Dental Assistant
    3. The Dental Healthcare Team
    4. Dental Ethics
    5. Dentistry and the Law
    PART 2: Sciences in Dentistry
    6. General Anatomy
    7. General Physiology
    8. Oral Embryology and Histology
    9. Head and Neck Anatomy
    10. Landmarks of the Face and Oral Cavity
    11. Overview of the Dentitions
    12. Tooth Morphology
    PART 3: Oral Health and Prevention of Dental Disease
    13. Dental Caries
    14. Periodontal Disease
    15. Preventive Dentistry
    16. Nutrition
    17. Oral Pathology
    PART 4: Infection Prevention in Dentistry
    18. Microbiology
    19. Disease Transmission and Infection Prevention
    20. Principles and Techniques of Disinfection
    21. Principles and Techniques of Instrument Processing and Sterilization
    PART 5: Occupational Health and Safety
    22. Regulatory and Advisory Agencies
    23. Chemical and Waste Management
    24. Dental Unit Waterlines
    25. Ergonomics
    PART 6: Patient Information and Assessment
    26. The Patient Record
    27. Vital Signs
    28. Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
    29. The Special Needs and Medically Compromised Patient
    30. Principles of Pharmacology
    31. Assisting in a Medical Emergency
    PART 7: Foundation of Clinical Dentistry
    32. The Dental Office
    33. Delivering Dental Care
    34. Dental Hand Instruments
    35. Dental Handpieces and Accessories
    36. Moisture Control
    37. Anesthesia and Pain Control
    PART 8: Radiographic Imaging
    38. Foundations of Radiography, Radiographic Equipment, and Radiologic Safety
    39. Dental Imaging, Dental Film, and Processing Radiographs
    40. Legal Issues, Quality Assurance, and Infection Prevention
    41. Intraoral Imaging
    42. Extraoral Imaging
    PART 9: Dental Materials
    43. Restorative and Esthetic Dental Materials
    44. Dental Liners, Bases, and Bonding Systems
    45. Dental Cements
    46. Impression Materials
    47. Laboratory Materials and Procedures
    PART 10: Assisting in Comprehensive Dental Care
    48. General Dentistry
    49. Matrix Systems for Restorative Dentistry
    50. Fixed Prosthodontics
    51. Provisional Coverage
    52. Removable Prosthodontics
    53. Dental Implants
    54. Endodontics
    55. Periodontics
    56. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    57. Pediatric Dentistry
    58. Coronal Polishing
    59. Dental Sealants
    60. Orthodontics
    PART 11: Dental Administration and Communication Skills
    61. Communication in the Dental Office
    62. Business Operating Systems
    63. Financial Management in the Dental Office
    64. Marketing Your Skills
    References
    Glossary
    Index

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