Delmar's Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach / Edition 2

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This exciting full-color comprehensive resource is designed to prepare dental assisting learners to pass the DANB certification exam, as well as to manage the challenges of working in the dental office. All of the learning elements that were so successful in the first edition have been retained in the new edition. New Web activity boxes, new and updated content, and additional teaching supplements have been added to make this dynamic learning system even better. Also brand new and completely updated are an Interactive Skills and Procedures CD-ROM, a workbook, (sold separately) and practice software (included), all designed to reinforce essential competencies needed to enter the field of dental assisting. This comprehensive and integrated learning package provides a complete approach to dental assisting knowledge and skills.

This new, full color, comprehensive text is designed to prepare students for the DANB Certification Exam, as well as the rigors of the dental office. Part of a dynamic learning system, Delmar's Dental Assisting offers a comprehensive approach. It includes practice software, a workbook, an exam review, videotapes, and instructor support materials. Other dental-related titles included in the system cover terminology, drugs, and office management. Used together, these materials will make dental assisting education comprehensive and meaningful, providing the skills, knowledge, principles, values, and understanding to excel in the profession.

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This preparation guide for Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification features 140 step-by-step procedures for major dental skills. Topics of the 31 chapters include dental charting, pharmacology, emergencies, pain and anxiety management, dental radiography, orthodontics, prosthodontics, restorative materials, and suture removal. The CD-ROM contains 1500 practice exercises. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401834807
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/26/2003
  • Edition description: Canceled - Rights restriction
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 864
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 1.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna J. Phinney is the Program Director for the Dental Assisting Program at Spokane Community College. She has spent more than twenty years in the dental field as a dental assistant, a dental office consultant, an office manager and an educator. Donna Phinney holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Washington University and a Master's Degree in Education from Whitworth College. Ms. Phinney received her fellowship from the American Dental Assistants Association and is a certified dental assistant. She is active in the Washington State Dental Assisting Association, has served as a consultant for the American Dental Association for seventeen years and was a Commissioner for the American Dental Association, appointed by the American Dental Assistants Association.

Judy Halstead is retired after thirty years as a dental assisting instructor and more than fifteen years as a practicing dental assistant. Formerly the dental assisting program director for a private college and a high school skills center, Ms. Halstead was active with local, state, and national Dental Assistant Associations for thirty-five years, serving as president of the Washington State chapter. She often presented lectures and workshops at local, state, and regional dental conferences, and served as an American Dental Association consultant. Ms. Halstead earned a BA from Eastern Washington University, is a certified dental assistant, and holds an expanded functions certificate.

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Table of Contents

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION: 1. Introduction to the Dental Profession. SECTION II: BASIC DENTAL SCIENCES: 2. Oral Health and Nutrition. 3. General Anatomy and Physiology. 4. Head and Neck Anatomy. 5. Embryology and Histology. 6. Tooth Morphology. 7. Dental Charting. 8. Microbiology. SECTION III: PRECLINICAL DENTAL SKILLS: 9. Infection Control. 10. Management of Hazardous Materials. 11. Preparation for Patient Care. 12. Pharmacology. 13. Emergency Management. SECTION IV: CLINICAL DENTAL PROCEDURES: 14. Introduction to Chairside Assisting. 15. Chairside Instruments and Tray Systems. 16. Management of Pain and Anxiety. 17. Dental Radiography. SECTION V: DENTAL SPECIALTIES: 18. Endodontics. 19. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 20. Oral Pathology. 21. Orthodontics. 22. Pediatric Dentistry. 23. Periodontics. 24. Fixed Prosthodontics. 25. Removable Prosthodontics. SECTION VI: RESTORATIVE AND LABORATORY MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: 26. Chairside Restorative Materials. 27. Laboratory Materials and Techniques. SECTION VII: EXPANDED FUNCTIONS: 28. Advanced Chairside Functions. SECTION VIII: DENTAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: 29. Dental Office Management. 30. Employment Strategies. 31. Ethics and Jurisprudence. Glossary. References.

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