ISBN-10:
0838515762
ISBN-13:
2900838515760
Pub. Date:
08/19/2003
Publisher:
Pearson
Using Dental Materials / Edition 1

Using Dental Materials / Edition 1

by Eleanor D. Vanable

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ISBN-13: 2900838515760
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 08/19/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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This book is intended for allied dental personnel who want to understand the clinical use of dental materials. Our aim is to answer the "why" questions students have as they begin learning the basics of materials preparation and use. Students tell us understanding is easier when theory can be related to a "story," that is, a real-world experience to which they can attach their new knowledge. Over the years we have developed a framework for teaching materials in which dental procedures are the story. We begin with the basics, such as what items are made with materials, provide routine terminology so each class member can understand what the others are saying, then proceed to the stories: prevention, diagnosis, cosmetic improvement, tooth restoration, and replacement. Better student and graduate understanding has in turn led to more meaningful patient education, plus more conscientious materials preparation and use. We hope you also find this framework useful.

For all teachers, how to teach to many different types of learners is a major consideration. In this text, we have attempted to provide several different learning avenues: the written word, pictures of procedures that may be unfamiliar to the beginning student, traditional self-tests, crossword puzzles, and case studies. It is unlikely that each student will want to complete all of the learning exercises, but we hope that each will find more than one learning method that is helpful. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Table of Contents

Prefacev
Acknowledgmentsvi
Reviewersviii
Section IThe Basics1
Chapter 1Why Dental Materials?3
Chapter 2The Vocabulary of Materials Use17
Chapter 3Using Materials Safely34
Chapter 4Using Materials Sensibly44
Section IIPreventive, Diagnostic, and Cosmetic Materials63
Chapter 5Abrasives65
Chapter 6Dental Sealants78
Chapter 7Tooth Whiteners80
Chapter 8Alginate87
Chapter 9Model and Die Materials97
Section IIIMaterials for Direct Restorations111
Chapter 10Intermediary Materials113
Chapter 11Esthetic Direct Restoration Materials125
Chapter 12Non-esthetic Direct Restoration Materials140
Section IVMaterials for Indirect Restorations151
Chapter 13Impression Trays153
Chapter 14Final Impression Materials162
Chapter 15Materials for Temporary Coverage173
Chapter 16Materials for Permanent Indirect Restorations181
Chapter 17Cements193
Section VMaterials for Tooth Replacements203
Chapter 18Materials for Dental Implants205
Chapter 19Denture Materials211
Section VIMaterials for Pulp Therapy225
Chapter 20Endodontic Materials227
Glossary237
Answers to Self-Test Questions243
Case Studies251
Rationales for Case Studies257
Crossword Puzzles265
Competency Evaluations291
Index335

Preface

This book is intended for allied dental personnel who want to understand the clinical use of dental materials. Our aim is to answer the "why" questions students have as they begin learning the basics of materials preparation and use. Students tell us understanding is easier when theory can be related to a "story," that is, a real-world experience to which they can attach their new knowledge. Over the years we have developed a framework for teaching materials in which dental procedures are the story. We begin with the basics, such as what items are made with materials, provide routine terminology so each class member can understand what the others are saying, then proceed to the stories: prevention, diagnosis, cosmetic improvement, tooth restoration, and replacement. Better student and graduate understanding has in turn led to more meaningful patient education, plus more conscientious materials preparation and use. We hope you also find this framework useful.

For all teachers, how to teach to many different types of learners is a major consideration. In this text, we have attempted to provide several different learning avenues: the written word, pictures of procedures that may be unfamiliar to the beginning student, traditional self-tests, crossword puzzles, and case studies. It is unlikely that each student will want to complete all of the learning exercises, but we hope that each will find more than one learning method that is helpful. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

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