Torres and Ehrlich Modern Dental Assisting / Edition 9

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User-friendly and easy to understand, Torres and Ehrlich Modern Dental Assisting, 9th Edition has everything you need to prepare for a career in dental assisting. This complete learning package includes the textbook, Evolve website, a multimedia procedures DVD with video clips and animations, and an interactive dental office CD that includes updated case studies and interactive review exercises. This book also satisfies ADA accreditation guidelines and the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings.

• Procedures walk you through hands-on laboratory skills and include illustrations, equipment and supplies needed, and the rationale behind each step to help you master the skills.
• Essential for your practice as a dental assistant, CDC boxes familiarize you with the latest CDC guidelines and illustrate how to use them in the clinical setting.
• Review Exercises on Evolve provide additional opportunity for reviewing the topics in the book.
• Shorter chapters offer a more focused discussion of each topic and help you find specific information easily.
• Learn the proper way to sit, reach, stretch, and position your hands and wrists in the Ergonomics chapter.
• Dental Caries chapter discusses the prevention and intervention of caries.
• Interactive Charting Exercises on the CD and written exercises in the workbook provide practice in this critical dental assisting skill.
• Critical Thinking questions and scenarios test your problem solving skills and provide an opportunity for classroom discussion.
• Patient Education boxes at the end of select chapters offer tips and strategies to help you learn to interact and share information with patients.
• Be aware of ethical and legal situations with Legal and Ethical Implications boxes to protect yourself and your patients.
• Explore the latest cutting-edge research, trends, and hot topics that relate to chapter content with Eye to the Future boxes.
• Student Workbook also available

• Multimedia Procedures DVD packaged with the text includes 60 procedural video clips with optional review questions at the end of each clip to help you visualize difficult concepts and test your knowledge.
• A variety of case studies and review on the Interactive Dental Office CD packaged with the text, allow you to apply your knowledge and sharpen your clinical and practice management skills.
• Evolve website includes Canadian content tailored to Canada’s specific nutrition guidelines and privacy regulations.
• Electronic Resources sections list available resources for each chapter on Evolve, the CD-ROM, and the DVD to tie together the text and electronic content.
• Added emphasis on Expanded Functions helps you understand the skills you need to become proficient in complex procedures.
• Updated photos reflect the modern dental assisting environment in which you will practice practice.

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Editorial Reviews

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"BOOK OF THE MONTH... There is a great deal of information in this hardback and its accompanying multi-media learning aids."

BDA News, October 2009

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416042457
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/4/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1168
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents


1. History of Dentistry

2. The Professional Dental Assistant

3. The Dental Healthcare Team

4. Dental Ethics

5. Dentistry and the Law


6. General Anatomy

7. General Physiology

8. Oral Embryology and Histology

9. Head and Neck Anatomy

10. Landmarks of the Face and Oral Cavity

11. Overview of the Dentitions

12. Tooth Morphology


13. Dental Caries

14. Periodontal Diseases

15. Preventive Dentistry

16. Nutrition

17. Oral Pathology


18. Microbiology

19. Disease Transmission and Infection Control

20. Principles and Techniques of Disinfection

21. Principles and Techniques of Sterilization


22. Regulatory and Advisory Agencies

23. Chemical Safety

24. Dental Unit Waterlines

25. Ergonomics


26. The Patient Record

27. Vital Signs

28. Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

29. The Medically and Physically Compromised Patient

30. Principles of Pharmacology

31. Assisting in a Medical Emergency


32. The Dental Office

33. Delivering Dental Care

34. Dental Hand Instruments

35. Dental Handpieces and Accessories

36. Moisture Control

37. Anesthesia and Pain Control in Dentistry


38. Foundations of Radiography, Radiographic Equipment, and Radiologic Safety

39. Dental Film and Processing Radiographs

40. Legal Issues, Quality Assurance, and Infection Control

41. Intraoral Radiography

42. Extraoral and Digital Radiography


43. Restorative and Esthetic Materials

44. Dental Liners, Bases, and Bonding Systems

45. Dental Cements

46. Impression Materials

47. Laboratory Materials and Procedures


48. Restorative Dentistry

49. Matrix Systems for Restorative Dentistry

50. Fixed Prosthodontics

51. Provisional Coverage

52. Removable Prosthodontics

53. Dental Implants

54. Endodontics

55. Periodontics

56. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

57. Pediatric Dentistry

58. Coronal Polishing

59. Dental Sealants

60. Orthodontics


61. Communication in the Dental Office

62. Business Office Systems

63. Financial Management in the Dental Office

64. Marketing Your Skills

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