Essentials of Dental Assisting - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

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Essentials of Dental Assisting - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition


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.

  • Procedures at the back of every chapter and competency checklists at the end of the book for easy access.
  • The Dental Assisting Video Procedures CD-ROM, at no additional cost, brings key office procedures to life.
  • Learning objectives for meeting theoretical and procedural objectives.
  • Student learning aids, like highlighted key terms, chapter goals, and Apply Your Knowledge questions at the end of each chapter.
  • Ethical Implications boxes located at the end of each chapter summarize the ethical and legal issues presented in each chapter to familiarize students with certain legal and ethical situations in order to protect themselves, their patients, and the practice for which they work.
  • A CD-ROM tutorial, included in the text, workbook, and instructor's resource manual, walks users through installation and how to use the The Dental Assisting Video Procedures CD-ROM.
  • Photos, procedures, and the interior design are available in full color for the first time to bring concepts to life.
PART 1: The Profession

1. Orientation 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 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. Dental Examination

13. Medical Emergencies

14. Pain and Anxiety Control

PART 6: Dental Radiography

15. Radiation Safety and Production of X-Rays

16. Intraoral Radiographic Techniques and Film Processing

PART 7: Preventive Dentistry

17. Preventive Care

18. Coronal Polishing and Sealants

PART 8: Restorative Dentistry

19. Instruments, Handpieces, and Burs

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

APPENDIX A: Examination preparation and practice exam

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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