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Overview

Fully updated to include the latest procedures and trends, this practical resource focuses on the core clinical skills and knowledge you need to become a practicing dental assistant. The concise, full-color text has been specifically designed and written to help you easily grasp important DA information. And step-by-step procedures, application exercises, and a wealth of pedagogical aids ensure that you master all the necessary skills.


• Focus on Clinical Dental Assisting
provides essential information on the core skills and procedures needed to become a practicing dental assistant.
• Approachable writing style
ensures that you have a full understanding of text content.
• Easy-to-follow organization
offers 29 succinct chapters that move from profession basics and sciences to infection control, chair-side treatment foundations, and patient care in general and specific dentistry.
• Step-by-step procedures of skills
dental assistants must master feature a consistent format that includes a goal, equipment, chronological steps, and rationales.
• Procedure icons
clearly indicate what issues/things must be identified when performing various core procedures.
• Ethical implications
are featured at the end of each chapter’s narrative to touch on important ethical considerations related to the chapter material.


• NEW! Content
incorporates additional information on dynamic areas such as HIPAA laws and implications, digital imaging, dental materials, and caries prevention.
• NEW! Expanded and updated artwork
focuses on newer products, materials, and equipment to remain current with technological advances in the modern dental office.
• NEW! Online student exercises
on Evolve include crossword puzzles, and exercises on labeling, procedure-ordering, and instrument identification.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416036685
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/7/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: The Profession

  1. Introduction to Dental Assisting
  2. Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting
  3. PART 2: The Sciences

  4. Anatomy and Physiology
  5. Dental Anatomy
  6. PART 3: Infection Prevention and Hazardous Materials

  7. Disease Transmission
  8. Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials
  9. Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation
  10. Instrument Processing
  11. PART 4: Dental Treatment

  12. Clinical Dentistry
  13. Moisture Control
  14. PART 5: Patient Care

  15. The Dental Patient
  16. The Dental Examination
  17. Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
  18. Pain and Anxiety Control
  19. PART 6: Dental Imaging

  20. Radiation Safety and Production of X-Rays
  21. Oral Radiography
  22. PART 7: Preventive Dentistry

  23. Preventive Care
  24. Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants
  25. PART 8: Restorative Dentistry

  26. Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories
  27. Restorative Materials
  28. Restorative Procedures
  29. Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures
  30. Prosthodontics
  31. PART 9: Specialized Dentistry

  32. Periodontics
  33. Endodontics
  34. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  35. Pediatric Dentistry
  36. Orthodontics
  37. PART 10: Preparation for Employment

  38. The Job Search

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