Key Features

  • Procedures walk you through hands-on laboratory skills and include illustrations, equipment and supplies needed, and the rationale behind each step to help you master the skills.
  • Essential for your practice as a dental assistant, CDC boxes familiarize you with the latest CDC guidelines and illustrate how to use them in the clinical setting.
  • Review Exercises on Evolve provide additional opportunity for reviewing the topics in the book.
  • Shorter chapters offer a more focused discussion of each topic and help you find specific information easily.
  • Learn the proper way to sit, reach, stretch, and position your hands and wrists in the Ergonomics chapter.
  • Dental Caries chapter discusses the prevention and intervention of caries.
  • Interactive Charting Exercises on the CD and written exercises in the workbook provide practice in this critical dental assisting skill.
  • Critical Thinking questions and scenarios test your problem solving skills and provide an opportunity for classroom discussion.
  • Patient Education boxes at the end of select chapters offer tips and strategies to help you learn to interact and share information with patients.
  • Be aware of ethical and legal situations with Legal and Ethical Implications boxes to protect yourself and your patients.
  • Explore the latest cutting-edge research, trends, and hot topics that relate to chapter content with Eye to the Future boxes.
  • Student Workbook also available

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 Diseases

15. Preventive Dentistry

16. Nutrition

17. Oral Pathology

PART 4: INFECTION CONTROL IN DENTISTRY

18. Microbiology

19. Disease Transmission and Infection Control

20. Principles and Techniques of Disinfection

21. Principles and Techniques of Sterilization

PART 5: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

22. Regulatory and Advisory Agencies

23. Chemical Safety

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 Medically and Physically 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 in Dentistry

PART 8: DENTAL RADIOLOGY

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

39. Dental Film and Processing Radiographs

40. Legal Issues, Quality Assurance, a

Details

No. of pages:
1168
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781416042457
Electronic ISBN:
9781437703054