Modern Dental Assisting, 11th Edition

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Modern Dental Assisting, 11th Edition


Prepare for a successful career as a dental assistant with Modern Dental Assisting, 11th Edition! Using an easy-to-understand approach, this book provides a complete foundation in the basic and advanced skills you must master to achieve clinical competence. Full-color photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions make it easy to learn dental assisting procedures. This edition includes content on the electronic health record, impact of the new health care law, and the new hazard communication standard. And as a complete learning package, it also includes an Evolve companion website with new videos demonstrating key procedures, practice quizzes, interactive games and exercises, and flashcards. Written by the expert dental assisting team of Doni Bird and Debbie Robinson, this is the leading text in dental assisting — the most trusted, the most comprehensive, and the most current.

  • Comprehensive coverage makes this your single, start-to-finish source for dental assisting training.
  • A highly approachable writing style presents the latest information and procedures in a way that makes it easy to understand and apply the material.
  • Concise chapters presented within short parts move from profession basics and sciences to infection control, safety, clinical dentistry, radiography, materials, specialty dental practice, and dental office administration.
  • Superb, full-color illustrations and photographs show procedures, equipment, and instruments.
  • Illustrated, step-by-step procedures show the skills that dental assistants must master, detailing for each the goal, equipment and supplies needed, chronological steps, and rationales.
  • Expanded Functions procedures boxes describe special dental assisting procedures allowed only in certain states.
  • Procedure icons alert you to issues relating to core procedures, e.g., that you should make notes in the patient's record, don personal protective equipment, or watch for moisture contamination.
  • Key terms are accompanied by phonetic pronunciations, highlighted within the text, and defined in boxes on the same or facing page.
  • Critical thinking questions end each chapter with mini-case scenarios and application-style questions.
  • Learning and performance outcomes in each chapter set goals for what you will accomplish and also serve as checkpoints for comprehension, skills mastery, and study tools for exam preparation.
  • Summary tables and boxes make it easy to review key concepts and procedures.
  • Recall boxes appear after sections of text and include questions to ensure that you understand the material.
  • CDC boxes cite the latest recommendations for infection control and summarize regulations.
  • Eye to the Future boxes introduce cutting-edge research, future trends, and topics.
  • Legal and Ethical Implications boxes focus on the behaviors that you will need to practice to protect yourself, your patients, and the practice for which you work.
  • Patient Education boxes summarize content within the context of patient education take-away points.
  • A glossary provides a quick and handy way to look up terminology, with chapter references indicating where terms are introduced and discussed within chapters.
  • Interactive Dental Office program on the companion Evolve website provides 25 case studies with integrated radiographic mounting and dental charting exercises to help you problem-solve your way through a wide variety of dental conditions and procedures; games help you review and study in the areas of pathology, radiation safety, business office activities, workplace safety, oral anatomy, and dental instruments.
  • Canadian Content Corner on the Evolve site highlights Canadian-specific dental information.
  • A student workbook corresponds to the textbook and offers review and practice of essential tasks that dental assistants perform every day, plus competency skill sheets and detachable flashcards for on-the-go review. Sold separately.
    • NEW content addresses the electronic patient record, impact of the new health care law, preventive techniques, and the new hazard communication standard.
    • NEW, full-color photos show the latest technology, instruments, and procedures.
    • NEW video on the companion Evolve website includes 10 new and 20 reshot video clips of dental assisting procedures, focusing on prevention, dental materials, and imaging; the Evolve website also includes review questions and answers to test your readiness for clinical experiences.
    • EXPANDED! Online chapter quizzes on the Evolve companion website provide additional opportunities to assess your comprehension, along with rationales to reinforce concepts.
      PART 1: The Dental Assisting Profession
      1. History of Dentistry
      2. The Professional Dental Assistant
      3. The Dental Healthcare Team
      4. Dental Ethics
      5. Dentistry and the Law
      PART 2: Sciences in Dentistry
      6. General Anatomy
      7. General Physiology
      8. Oral Embryology and Histology
      9. Head and Neck Anatomy
      10. Landmarks of the Face and Oral Cavity
      11. Overview of the Dentitions
      12. Tooth Morphology
      PART 3: Oral Health and Prevention of Dental Disease
      13. Dental Caries
      14. Periodontal Disease
      15. Preventive Dentistry
      16. Nutrition
      17. Oral Pathology
      PART 4: Infection Prevention in Dentistry
      18. Microbiology
      19. Disease Transmission and Infection Prevention
      20. Principles and Techniques of Disinfection
      21. Principles and Techniques of Instrument Processing and Sterilization
      PART 5: Occupational Health and Safety
      22. Regulatory and Advisory Agencies
      23. Chemical and Waste Management
      24. Dental Unit Waterlines
      25. Ergonomics
      PART 6: Patient Information and Assessment
      26. The Patient Record
      27. Vital Signs
      28. Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
      29. The Special Needs and Medically Compromised Patient
      30. Principles of Pharmacology
      31. Assisting in a Medical Emergency
      PART 7: Foundation of Clinical Dentistry
      32. The Dental Office
      33. Delivering Dental Care
      34. Dental Hand Instruments
      35. Dental Handpieces and Accessories
      36. Moisture Control
      37. Anesthesia and Pain Control
      PART 8: Radiographic Imaging
      38. Foundations of Radiography, Radiographic Equipment, and Radiologic Safety
      39. Dental Imaging, Dental Film, and Processing Radiographs
      40. Legal Issues, Quality Assurance, and Infection Prevention
      41. Intraoral Imaging
      42. Extraoral Imaging
      PART 9: Dental Materials
      43. Restorative and Esthetic Dental Materials
      44. Dental Liners, Bases, and Bonding Systems
      45. Dental Cements
      46. Impression Materials
      47. Laboratory Materials and Procedures
      PART 10: Assisting in Comprehensive Dental Care
      48. General Dentistry
      49. Matrix Systems for Restorative Dentistry
      50. Fixed Prosthodontics
      51. Provisional Coverage
      52. Removable Prosthodontics
      53. Dental Implants
      54. Endodontics
      55. Periodontics
      56. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
      57. Pediatric Dentistry
      58. Coronal Polishing
      59. Dental Sealants
      60. Orthodontics
      PART 11: Dental Administration and Communication Skills
      61. Communication in the Dental Office
      62. Business Operating Systems
      63. Financial Management in the Dental Office
      64. Marketing Your Skills
      Doni L. Bird, CDA, RDA, RDH, MA, Faculty, Allied Dental Education Program, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA and Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, MS, Research Assistant Professor and Research Study Coordinator, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


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