Textbook for Dental Nurses / Edition 5

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This best selling textbook for dental nurses completely covers the syllabus for the British Dental Nurses Association. The eighth edition has been updated to incorporate all those changes which have occurred since the last edition appeared in 1991. These include an increased use of technology, a greater awareness of cross-infection, new materials and techniques and new legislation. There is an increase in the number of detailed illustrations, more sample examination questions and more advice on how to approach the practical tests.
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The eighth edition of this British textbook includes new standards for the protection of dental staff and their patients. Updates include health and safety legislation; additional advice from the General Dental Council; recommendations of the Poswillo Report and its effect on provision of general anaesthesia and sedation in dental practice; simplification of the administrative structure of the National health Service; and advances in dental materials technology. Examples of examination questions are provided, together with an outline of post- certification qualifications. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632003167
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 289

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Eighth Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
1 Structure of the Dental Profession 1
2 The Dental Nurse 8
3 Outline of Anatomy and Physiology 25
4 Blood 27
5 Heart and Circulation 30
6 Respiration 39
7 Digestion 45
8 Microbiology 55
9 Pathology 58
10 Infection Control and Sterilization 72
11 Drugs 91
12 Dental Anatomy 109
13 Nerve Supply of the Teeth and Local Anaesthesia 141
14 General Anaesthesia and Sedation 156
15 Collapse 186
16 Extractions and Minor Oral Surgery 200
17 Caries 218
18 Fillings 231
19 Temporary Fillings and Cavity Linings 246
20 Amalgam 256
21 Composite Fillings 265
22 Glass Ionomer Cement 274
23 Inlays, Crowns and Bridges 282
24 Endodontics 296
25 Periodontal Disease 308
26 Prevention of Dental Disease 327
27 Prosthetics 341
28 Orthodontics 365
29 Dental Radiography 380
30 Records 403
31 Health and Safety at Work 411
Index 429
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