Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach / Edition 3

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Dynamic, comprehensive, and user-friendly aptly describes the latest edition of Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach. This best-selling text is specifically designed to help you prepare for and pass the DANB certification exam, as well as to manage the challenges of working in the modern day dental office. Prepare for your new profession with the latest information on HIPAA standards, cosmetic dentistry, and communication in the workplace. Open the companion software, an integral learning tool, which offers interaction and promises comprehension of all dental assisting areas.

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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Editorial Reviews

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 (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418048730
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/2/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1040
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (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 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 Chapter 1 Introduction to the Dental Profession Chapter 2 Communication and Chapter 3 Ethics, Jurisprudence and Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Section II Prevention and Nutrition Chapter 4 Oral Health and Preventative Techniques Chapter 5 Nutrition Section III Basic Dental Sciences Chapter 6 General Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 7 Head and Neck Anatomy Chapter 8 Embryology and Histology Chapter 9 Tooth Morphology Section IV Pre-clinical Dental Skills Chapter 10 Microbiology Chapter 11 Infection Control Chapter 12 Occupations Health and Safety Administration Standards (OSHA) Chapter 13 Preparation for Patient Care Chapter 14 Dental Charting Chapter 15 Pharmacology Chapter 16 Emergency Management Section V Clinical Dental Procedures Chapter 17 Introduction to the Dental Office and Basic Chairside Assisting Chapter 18 Instrument Transfer and Maintaining the Operating Field Chapter 19 Basic Chairside Instruments and Tray Systems Chapter 20 Anesthetic and Sedation Section VI Dental Radiography Chapter 20 Introduction to Dental Radiography and Equipment Chapter 21 Produce and Evaluate Dental Radiographs Chapter 22 Extra oral and Digital Radiography Section VII Dental Specialties Chapter 23 Endodontics Chapter 24 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Chapter 25 Oral Pathology Chapter 26 Orthodontics Chapter 27 Pediatric Dentistry Chapter 28 Periodontics Chapter 29 Fixed Prosthodontics Chapter 30 Cosmetic Dentistry and whitening Chapter 31 Removable Prosthodontics Section VIII Restorative and Laboratory Materials and Techniques Chapter 32 Dental Cements, Bases and Liners Chapter 33 Restorative Materials and Dental Dam Chapter 34 Laboratory Materials and Techniques Section IX Dental Practice Management Chapter 35 Dental Office Management Chapter 36 Employment Strategies

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