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Essentials of Dental Assisting


Author: Debbie RobinsonDoni Bird

Publisher: Saunders

Publish Date: 10th October 2016

ISBN-13: 978032343095197803234309449780323430975

Pages: 520

Language: English



Focusing on the core clinical skills and knowledge necessary to become a practicing dental assistant, Essentials of Dental Assisting, 6th Edition, is the perfect resource to help you succeed in this fast-paced program. Fully updated to include the latest procedures and trends, this practice resource has been specifically designed and written to help you easily grasp the most important information. Plus, with its vivid step-by-step procedures, practical application exercises, learning aids, and built-in study tools, you’ll have the everything you need to master the essential skills and start a successful and rewarding career as a dental assistant!

Table of Contents

PART 1: The Profession1. Introduction to Dental Assisting2. Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting PART 2: The Sciences3. Anatomy and Physiology4. Dental Anatomy PART 3: Infection Prevention and Hazardous Materials5. Disease Transmission6. Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials7. Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation8. Instrument Processing PART 4: Dental Treatment9. Clinical Dentistry10. Moisture Control PART 5: Patient Care11. The Dental Patient12. The Dental Examination13. Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office14. Pain and Anxiety Control PART 6: Dental Imaging15. Radiation Safety and Production of X-Rays16. Oral Radiology PART 7: Preventive Dentistry17. Preventive Care18. Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants PART 8: Restorative Dentistry19. Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories20. Restorative and Esthetic Dental Materials21. Restorative Procedures22. Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures23. Prosthodontics and Dental Implants PART 9: Specialized Dentistry24. Periodontics25. Endodontics26. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery27. Pediatric Dentistry28. Orthodontics PART 10: Preparation for Employment29. The Job Search GlossaryIndex