Student Workbook for Essentials of Dental Assisting, 5th Edition

Student Workbook for Essentials of Dental Assisting, 5th Edition


Use this workbook to review and practice important dental assisting tasks! Corresponding to the chapters in Essentials of Dental Assisting, 5th Edition, this study tool helps you understand and apply the material with review questions and exercises, along with competency sheets that outline the steps necessary to mastering each procedure. Developed by dental assisting experts Debbie S. Robinson and Doni L. Bird, this workbook includes removable flashcards for quick, convenient, on-the-go review.

    • Objective-style questions – true/false, short-answer, fill-in-the-blank, and labeling – make it easy to review, practice, and apply dental assisting principles.

    • Competency sheets are included for all procedures, each outlining the performance objective, grading criteria, and steps necessary to master the procedure.

    • Removable flashcards make it easy to review anywhere, anytime.
    • NEW! Content incorporates additional information in areas such as digital imaging, dental materials, and caries prevention.

    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 Prevention and Hazardous Materials

    5. Disease Transmission

    6. Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials

    7. Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation

    8. Instrument Processing

    Part 4: Dental Treatment

    9. Clinical Dentistry

    10. Moisture Control

    Part 5: Patient Care

    11. The Dental Patient

    12. The Dental Examination

    13. Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

    14. Pain and Anxiety Control

    Part 6: Dental Imaging

    15. Radiation Safety and Production of X-Rays

    16. Oral Radiography

    Part 7: Preventive Dentistry

    17. Preventive Care

    18. Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants

    Part 8: Restorative Dentistry

    19. Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories

    20. Restorative Materials

    21. Restorative Procedures

    22. Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures

    23. Prosthodontics

    Part 9: Specialized Dentistry

    24. Periodontics

    25. Endodontics

    26. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    27. Pediatric Dentistry

    28. Orthodontics

    Part 10: Preparation for Employment

    29. The Job Search



    Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, MS, Research Assistant Professor and Research Study Coordinator, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC and Doni L. Bird, CDA, RDA, RDH, MA, Faculty, Allied Dental Education Program, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA


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