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Modern Dental Assisting

ISBN-10: 0721639070
ISBN-13: 9780721639079
Edition: 8th 2005 (Revised)
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Description: Modern Dental Assisting is the ultimate resource for preparing readers to become assistants in the dental office. It provides a solid foundation for the basic and advanced clinical skills readers must master in order to achieve competence, and its  More...

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List price: $84.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 6/13/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1184
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 6.094
Language: English

Modern Dental Assisting is the ultimate resource for preparing readers to become assistants in the dental office. It provides a solid foundation for the basic and advanced clinical skills readers must master in order to achieve competence, and its user-friendly style clarifies even the most complex concepts and procedures. Plus, the comprehensive, targeted coverage of clinical and administrative topics helps readers prepare for DANB certification. Key procedures are presented in a detailed, step-by-step format with accompanying illustrations, rationales, icons, and tray setups. Expanded functions are clearly indicated throughout the text and procedures. A complete chapter on dental caries discusses methods of prevention and intervention. Information on ergonomics in the dental office explores proper methods of sitting, reaching, stretching, wrist and hand positioning, and the proper chairs for optimum comfort and efficiency for the dental team and patient. Recall questions interspersed throughout the chapters make it easy for readers to test their knowledge in short sections. Key Terms with a pronunciation guide and a complete Glossary highlight and define terms that are important to learning dental assisting. Learning Outcomes outline the key objectives in the upcoming chapter, and Performance Outcomes highlight the skilled competencies that must be mastered in the pre-clinic, laboratory, and classroom settings. Legal and Ethical Implications help readers understand the ramifications of illegal actions and reinforce good, life-long ethical behavior. Eye to the Future sections make readers aware of new advancements in dental treatment and office practices. Patient Education sections present important information that dental assistants need to master to share with patients. Critical Thinking questions encourage readers to process the material they have learned from the chapter and apply it to real-life situations. HIPAA Boxes feature important information on HIPAA regulations and how they affect dental practice. CDC Boxes highlight the latest guidelines for safe dental practice. Two CD-ROMs The Interactive Dental Office and Dental Assisting Video Procedures are bound into the textbook and provide readers with innovative study tools such as interactive radiograph mounting, charting, case studies, review questions, as well as more than 50 video clips that bring key office procedures to life. A CD-ROM icon in the textbook directs readers to additional exercises on the bound-in CD-ROMs. Updated, user-friendly internal design improves readability

The Dental Assisting Profession
History of Dentistry
The Professional Dental Assistant
The Dental Healthcare Team
Dental Ethics
Dentistry and the Law
Sciences in Dentistry
General Anatomy
General Physiology
Oral Embryology and Histology
Head and Neck Anatomy
Landmarks of the Face and Oral Cavity
Overview of the Dentitions
Tooth Morphology
Oral Health and Prevention of Dental Disease
Dental Caries
Periodontal Diseases
Preventive Dentistry
Nutrition
Oral Pathology
Infection Control in Dentistry
Microbiology
Disease Transmission and Infection Control
Principles and Techniques of Disinfection
Principles and Techniques of Sterilization
Occupational Health and Safety
Regulatory and Advisory Agencies
Chemical Safety
Dental Unit Waterlines
Ergonomics
Patient Information and Assessment
The Patient Record
Vital Signs
Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
The Medically and Physically Compromised Patient
Principles of Pharmacology
Assisting in a Medical Emergency
Foundation of Clinical Dentistry
The Dental Office
Delivering Dental Care
Dental Hand Instruments
Dental Handpieces and Accessories
Moisture Control
Anesthesia and Pain Control in Dentistry
Dental Radiology
Foundations of Radiography, Radiographic Equipment, and Radiologic Safety
Dental Film and Processing Radiographs
Legal Issues, Quality Assurance, and Infection Control
Intraoral Radiography
Extraoral and Digital Radiography
Dental Materials
Restorative and Esthetic Materials
Dental Liners, Bases, and Bonding Systems
Dental Cements
Impression Materials
Laboratory Materials and Procedures
Comprehensive Dental Care
Restorative Dentistry
Matrix Systems for Restorative Dentistry
Fixed Prosthodontics
Provisional Coverage
Removable Prosthodontics
Dental Implants
Endodontics
Periodontics
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pediatric Dentistry
Coronal Polishing
Dental Sealants
Orthodontics
Dental Administration and Communication Skills
Communication in the Dental Office
Business Office Systems
Financial Management in the Dental Office
Marketing Your Skills

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