Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach (Book Only) / Edition 3

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Welcome to the Fourth Edition of an established, widely utilized, and reliable resource in dental assisting! As a dental assistant, you will be expected to take on an increasing number of clinical and administrative responsibilities to stay competitive. DENTAL ASSISTING: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH delivers inclusive coverage of the basic and advanced clinical skills you need to master. This complete learning system includes the most current information on leading dental practices/procedures, equipment, and patient safety standards, as well as, incorporates animation, video, step-by-step photo illustrations, real-life case studies, and dynamic review materials. Quite simply, this best-seller is a trusted resource for any dental assistant preparing for a successful career in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111319960
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/2/2007
  • Edition number: 3
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.70 (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 a dental assisting instructor at Spokane Community College with more than twenty years experience teaching and more than ten years experience as a dental assistant. She was a program director for dental assisting in a private college and for a high school skills center. Ms. Halstead holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Washington University, is a certified dental assistant, and has an expanded functions certificate. Judy Halstead has been a member of local, state, and national Dental Assistant Associations for the past twenty-five years, has served as president of the Washington State Dental Assisting Association and has presented lectures and workshops at local, state, and regional dental conferences.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Dental Profession. 2. Communication. 3. Ethics, Jurisprudence and Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). 4. Oral Health and Preventative Techniques. 5. Nutrition. 6. General Anatomy and Physiology. 7. Head and Neck Anatomy. 8. Embryology and Histology. 9. Tooth Morphology. 10. Microbiology. 11. Infection Control. 12. Occupations Health and Safety Administration Standards (OSHA). 13. Preparation for Patient Care. 14. Dental Charting. 15. Pharmacology. 16. Emergency Management. 17. Introduction to the Dental Office and Basic Chairside Assisting. 18. Basic Chairside Instruments and Tray Systems. 19. Instrument Transfer and Maintaining the Operating Field. 20. Anesthetic and Sedation. 21. Introduction to Dental Radiography and Equipment. 22. Produce and Evaluate Dental Radiographs. 23. Extra oral and Digital Radiography. 24. Endodontics. 25. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 26. Oral Pathology. 27. Orthodontics. 28. Pediatric Dentistry. 29. Periodontics. 30. Fixed Prosthodontics. 31. Cosmetic Dentistry and Whitening. 32 Removable Prosthodontics. 33. Dental Cements, Bases and Liners. 34. Restorative Materials and Dental Dam. 35. Laboratory Materials and Techniques. 36. Dental Office Management. 37. Employment Strategies.
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