Key Features

  • Chapters correspond to chapters in the textbook, and each procedure in the textbook also has a corresponding competency sheet.
  • Practice exercises for each chapter include short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and multiple-choice questions, and labeling exercises, helping you master key terminology and important concepts.
  • Patient case exercises use patients on the companion Evolve website’s Interactive Dental Office and include medical and dental histories, files, radiographs, and charting information to help you solve problems relating to patient health issues.
  • Procedure videos on the Evolve website visually reinforce your understanding of the material you have read.
  • Competency sheets provide clear guidelines for performing each dental assisting skill and help you evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, with pages perforated so that you can detach individual skill sheets for use in clinical settings.
  • Tear-out flashcards summarize key information about the sciences, medical emergencies, infection control, radiography, dental materials, dental instruments, and dental procedures, offering convenient, on-the-go review in preparing for examinations.

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: 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. Restor

Details

No. of pages:
632
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781455774548
Electronic ISBN:
9780323290906