Modern Dental Assisting - 10th Edition - ISBN: 9781455737055

Modern Dental Assisting

10th Edition

Authors: Doni Bird Debbie Robinson
eBook ISBN: 9781455754403
eBook ISBN: 9781437727814
eBook ISBN: 9780323290883
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 21st March 2011

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Prepare for a successful career as a dental assistant! Modern Dental Assisting is the leading text in dental assisting -- the most trusted, the most comprehensive, and the most current. Using an easy-to-understand approach, this resource offers a complete foundation in the basic and advanced clinical skills you must master to achieve clinical competency. It describes dental assisting procedures with photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions. Along with the textbook, this complete learning package includes a companion Evolve website replete with learning exercises and games and a DVD with video clips of dental assisting procedures plus animations and review questions. Written by Doni Bird and Debbie Robinson, two well-known and well-respected dental assisting educators, this edition is also available as a Pageburst e-book.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage makes this your single, start-to-finish source for dental assisting training.
  • A highly approachable writing style presents the latest information and procedures in a way that makes it easy to understand and apply the material.
  • Concise chapters presented within short parts move from profession basics and sciences to infection control, safety, clinical dentistry, radiography, materials, specialty dental practice, and dental office administration.
  • Superb, full-color illustrations and photographs show procedures, equipment, and instruments.
  • Illustrated, step-by-step procedures show the skills that dental assistants must master, detailing for each the goal, equipment and supplies needed, chronological steps, and rationales.
  • Expanded Functions procedures boxes describe special dental assisting procedures allowed only in certain states.
  • Procedure icons alert you to issues relating to core procedures, e.g., that you should make notes in the patient's record, don personal protective equipment, or watch for moisture contamination.
  • Key terms are accompanied by phonetic pronunciations, highlighted within the text, and defined in boxes on the same or facing page.
  • Critical thinking questions end each chapter with mini-case scenarios and application-style questions.
  • Learning and performance outcomes in each chapter set goals for what you will accomplish and also serve as checkpoints for comprehension, skills mastery, and study tools for exam preparation.
  • Summary tables and boxes make it easy to review key concepts and procedures.
  • Recall boxes appear after sections of text and include questions to ensure that you unders

Table of 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: Dental Radiography

38. Foundations of Radiography, Radiographic Equipment, and Radiation Safety


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About the Author

Doni Bird

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty, Allied Dental Education Program, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

Debbie Robinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Assistant Professor and Research Study Coordinator, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC