Modern Dental Assisting by Doni L. BirdModern Dental Assisting by Doni L. Bird

Modern Dental Assisting

byDoni L. Bird, Debbie S. RobinsonEditorDoni L. Bird

Other | March 31, 2011

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Prepare for a successful career as a dental assistant!Modern Dental Assisting istheleading text in dental assisting -- the most trusted, the most comprehensive, and the most current. Using an easy-to-understand approach, this resource offers a complete foundation in the basic and advanced clinical skills you must master to achieve clinical competency. It describes dental assisting procedures with photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions. Along with the textbook, this complete learning package includes a companion Evolve website replete with learning exercises and games and a DVD with video clips of dental assisting procedures plus animations and review questions. Written by Doni Bird and Debbie Robinson, two well-known and well-respected dental assisting educators, this edition is also available as a Pageburst e-book.

Title:Modern Dental AssistingFormat:OtherDimensions:1184 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:March 31, 2011Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1437717292

ISBN - 13:9781437717297

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Dental Assisting Profession

1. History of Dentistry

2. The Professional Dental Assistant

3. The Dental Healthcare Team

4. Dental Ethics

5. Dentistry and the Law

Part 2: Sciences in Dentistry

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

Part 3: Oral Health and Prevention of Dental Disease

13. Dental Caries

14. Periodontal Disease

15. Preventive Dentistry

16. Nutrition

17. Oral Pathology

Part 4: Infection Prevention in Dentistry

18. Microbiology

19. Disease Transmission and Infection Prevention

20. Principles and Techniques of Disinfection

21. Principles and Techniques of Instrument Processing and Sterilization

Part 5: Occupational Health and Safety

22. Regulatory and Advisory Agencies

23. Chemical and Waste Management

24. Dental Unit Waterlines

25. Ergonomics

Part 6: Patient Information and Assessment

26. The Patient Record

27. Vital Signs

28. Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

29. The Special Needs and Medically Compromised Patient

30. Principles of Pharmacology

31. Assisting in a Medical Emergency

Part 7: Foundation of Clinical Dentistry

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

Part 8: Dental Radiography

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

39. Digital Imaging, Dental Film, and Processing Radiographs

40. Legal Issues, Quality Assurance, and Infection Prevention

41. Intraoral Imaging

42. Extraoral Imaging

Part 9: Dental Materials

43. Restorative and Esthetic Dental Materials

44. Dental Liners, Bases, and Bonding Systems

45. Dental Cements

46. Impression Materials

47. Laboratory Materials and Procedures

Part 10: Assisting in Comprehensive Dental Care

48. General 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

Part 11: Dental Administration and Communication Skills

61. Communication in the Dental Office

62. Business Operating Systems

63. Financial Management in the Dental Office

64. Marketing Your Skills