cover image - Essentials of Dental Assisting - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9781437704204
Page Count: 520
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $72.95

Essentials of Dental Assisting - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition

by Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, MS and Doni L. Bird, CDA, RDA, RDH, MA
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
cover image - Essentials of Dental Assisting - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9781437704204
Page Count: 520
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $72.95
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Fully updated to include the latest procedures and trends, this practical resource focuses on the core clinical skills and knowledge you need to become a practicing dental assistant. The concise, full-color text has been specifically designed and written to help you easily grasp important DA information. And step-by-step procedures, application exercises, and a wealth of pedagogical aids ensure that you master all the necessary skills.

    • Focus on Clinical Dental Assisting provides essential information on the core skills and procedures needed to become a practicing dental assistant.
    • Approachable writing style ensures that you have a full understanding of text content.
    • Easy-to-follow organization offers 29 succinct chapters that move from profession basics and sciences to infection control, chair-side treatment foundations, and patient care in general and specific dentistry.
    • Step-by-step procedures of skills dental assistants must master feature a consistent format that includes a goal, equipment, chronological steps, and rationales.
    • Procedure icons clearly indicate what issues/things must be identified when performing various core procedures.
    • Ethical implications are featured at the end of each chapter’s narrative to touch on important ethical considerations related to the chapter material.
    • NEW! Content incorporates additional information on dynamic areas such as HIPAA laws and implications, digital imaging, dental materials, and caries prevention.
    • NEW! Expanded and updated artwork focuses on newer products, materials, and equipment to remain current with technological advances in the modern dental office.
    • NEW! Online student exercises on Evolve include crossword puzzles, and exercises on labeling, procedure-ordering, and instrument identification.
  • PART 1: The Profession

    1. Introduction to Dental Assisting
    2. Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting
    3. PART 2: The Sciences

    4. Anatomy and Physiology
    5. Dental Anatomy
    6. PART 3: Infection Prevention and Hazardous Materials

    7. Disease Transmission
    8. Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials
    9. Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation
    10. Instrument Processing
    11. PART 4: Dental Treatment

    12. Clinical Dentistry
    13. Moisture Control
    14. PART 5: Patient Care

    15. The Dental Patient
    16. The Dental Examination
    17. Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
    18. Pain and Anxiety Control
    19. PART 6: Dental Imaging

    20. Radiation Safety and Production of X-Rays
    21. Oral Radiography
    22. PART 7: Preventive Dentistry

    23. Preventive Care
    24. Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants
    25. PART 8: Restorative Dentistry

    26. Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories
    27. Restorative Materials
    28. Restorative Procedures
    29. Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures
    30. Prosthodontics
    31. PART 9: Specialized Dentistry

    32. Periodontics
    33. Endodontics
    34. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    35. Pediatric Dentistry
    36. Orthodontics
    37. PART 10: Preparation for Employment

    38. The Job Search



  • Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, MS, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, Gilling’s School of Global Public Health; Former Research Assistant, and Project Coordinator, UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry; Former Director, Dental Assisting and Dental Assisting Specialty Program, UNC-CH Adams, School of Dentistry and Doni L. Bird, CDA, RDA, RDH, MA, Former Director, Dental Education Programs, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California; Former Director, Dental Assisting Program University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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