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Essentials of Dental Assisting, 5th Edition

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Essentials of Dental Assisting, 5th Edition

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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

        • Introduction to Dental Assisting

        • Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting

        PART 2: The Sciences

        • Anatomy and Physiology

        • Dental Anatomy

        PART 3: Infection Prevention and Hazardous Materials

        • Disease Transmission

        • Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials

        • Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation

        • Instrument Processing

        PART 4: Dental Treatment

        • Clinical Dentistry

        • Moisture Control

        PART 5: Patient Care

        • The Dental Patient

        • The Dental Examination

        • Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

        • Pain and Anxiety Control

        PART 6: Dental Imaging

        • Radiation Safety and Production of X-Rays

        • Oral Radiography

        PART 7: Preventive Dentistry

        • Preventive Care

        • Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants

        PART 8: Restorative Dentistry

        • Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories

        • Restorative Materials

        • Restorative Procedures

        • Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures

        • Prosthodontics

        PART 9: Specialized Dentistry

        • Periodontics

        • Endodontics

        • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

        • Pediatric Dentistry

        • Orthodontics

        PART 10: Preparation for Employment

        • The Job Search

        Glossary

        Index

        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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