Essentials of Dental Assisting - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781437704235, 9780323431309

Essentials of Dental Assisting

5th Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780323431309
eBook ISBN: 9781437704204
eBook ISBN: 9780323291569
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 12th October 2012
Page Count: 520

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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.

Key Features

  • Focus on Clinical Dental Assisting provides essential information on the core skills and procedures needed to become a practicing dental assistant.
  • Approachable writing style ensures that you have a full understanding of text content.
  • Easy-to-follow organization offers 29 succinct chapters that move from profession basics and sciences to infection control, chair-side treatment foundations, and patient care in general and specific dentistry.
  • Step-by-step procedures of skills dental assistants must master feature a consistent format that includes a goal, equipment, chronological steps, and rationales.
  • Procedure icons clearly indicate what issues/things must be identified when performing various core procedures.
  • Ethical implications are featured at the end of each chapter’s narrative to touch on important ethical considerations related to the chapter material.

Table of Contents

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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