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cover image - Essentials of Dental Assisting,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323764025
Page Count: 528
Imprint: Saunders
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Essentials of Dental Assisting, 7th Edition

by Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, MS

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cover image - Essentials of Dental Assisting,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323764025
Page Count: 528
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Master the core skills and knowledge you need to become a dental assistant! Essentials of Dental Assisting, 7th Edition provides concise, easy-to-understand guidelines for the basic and expanded functions performed by dental assistants. Illustrated, step-by-step procedures help you learn the dental assistant’s role and responsibilities, and application exercises help you develop critical thinking skills and solve problems. An Evolve website adds video clips demonstrating clinical skills, patient cases with interactive exercises, and practice questions for board exams. Written by expert dental assisting educator Debbie S. Robinson, this practical resource will help you become a valuable member of the dental healthcare team.

    • Comprehensive, easy-to-read coverage spans the entire dental assisting curriculum, with cutting-edge content providing essential knowledge and skills.
    • Step-by-step procedures are provided for basic and expanded dental assisting functions, showing techniques, the equipment and supplies needed, and the rationale behind each step, along with icons to identify the preparation and precautions.
    • Expanded Function procedures are identified with a distinctive EF icon and feature a different-colored background to differentiate them from basic procedures.
    • Multiple-choice review questions and Apply Your Knowledge questions are provided at the end of each chapter, allowing you to assess your comprehension and build problem-solving abilities.
    • Learning objectives in each chapter introduce the topics you will learn about, and Ethical Implications boxes bring a moral perspective to dental assisting issues.
    • Key terms and a complete glossary with definitions strengthen your understanding of important terminology.
    • Evolve website supports the book with video clips of key procedures, patient cases, quizzes and exams, and more.
    • NEW! Expanded content updates information in areas such as the electronic health record, preventive techniques, the impact of the Affordable Care Act, and cultural diversity.
    • NEW! Updated photos and illustrations include vivid original renderings of head, neck, and dental anatomy, along with improved photos of the latest products, equipment, and instruments.
  • PART 1: The Profession

    1. Introduction to Dental Assisting

    2. Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting

    PART 2: The Sciences

    3. Anatomy and Physiology

    4. Dental Anatomy

    PART 3: Infection Control in the Dental Setting

    5. Microbiology and Disease Transmission

    6. Management of Hazardous Materials

    7. Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation

    8. Instrument Processing

    PART 4: Patient Care

    9. The Dental Patient

    10. Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

    PART 5: Foundation of Clinical Dentistry

    11. Delivering Dental Care

    12. Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories

    13. The Dental Exam

    14. Moisture Control

    15. Pain and Anxiety Management

    PART 6: Dental Imaging

    16. Radiation Safety and Production of X-Rays

    17. Oral Radiography

    PART 7: Dental Materials

    18. Restorative and Esthetic Dental Materials

    19. Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures

    PART 8: Preventive Dentistry

    20. Preventive Care

    21. Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants

    PART 9: Comprehensive Dentistry

    22. Restorative Dentistry

    23. Prosthodontics and Dental Implants

    24. Periodontics

    25. Endodontics

    26. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    27. Pediatric Dentistry

    28. Orthodontics

    PART 10: Preparation for Employment

    29. The Job Search

    Glossary

    Index

  • Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, MS, Former Research Associate, Department of Nutrition Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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