Covers every topic that a dental assistant should know about, whether preparing for the DANB (Dental Assisting National Board) or working on-the-job in today's dental office. Includes sections on dental history, ethics, career planning, managing office information, inventory control, anatomy, radiography, clinical principles and techniques, and much more.
Prepare for a successful career as a dental assistant! Modern Dental Assisting is the leading 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. Written by Doni Bird and Debbie Robinson, two well-known and well-respected dental assisting educators. Comprehensive coverage takes students through a dental assisting program from start to finish. A highly approachable writing style presents the latest information and procedures in a way that ensures students can easily grasp and learn to apply the material. Concise chapters presented within short parts move from profession basics and sciences to infection control, safety, clinical dentistry, radiography, materials, specialty dental practice, and dental office administration. Superb, full-color illustrations and photographs show procedures, equipment, and instruments. Illustrated, step-by-step procedures show the skills that dental assistants must master, detailing for each the goal, equipment and supplies needed, chronological steps, and rationales. Expanded Functions procedures boxes describe special dental assisting procedures allowed only in certain states. Procedure icons alert students to issues relating to core procedures, e.g., that they should make notes in the patient's record, don personal protective equipment, or watch for moisture contamination. Key terms are accompanied by phonetic pronunciations, highlighted within the text, and defined in boxes on the same or facing page. Critical thinking questions end each chapter with mini-case scenarios and application-style questions. Learning and performance outcomes in each chapter set goals for what students will accomplish and also serve as checkpoints for comprehension, skills mastery, and study tools for exam preparation. Summary tables and boxes make it easy to review key concepts and procedures. Recall boxes appear after sections of text and include questions to ensure that students understand the material. CDC boxes cite the latest recommendations for infection control and summarize regulations. Eye to the Future boxes introduce cutting-edge research, future trends, and topics. Legal and Ethical Implications boxes focus on the behaviors that dental assistants will need to practice to protect themselves, their patients, and the practices for which they work. Patient Education boxes summarize content within the context of patient education take-away points. A glossary provides a quick and handy way to look up terminology, with chapter references indicating where terms are introduced and discussed within chapters.
Prepare for and pass your local, state, or board exams with Mosby’s Dental Assisting Exam Review, 3rd Edition. This best-selling comprehensive resource is modeled after the format of the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA®) exam administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and includes 600 all-new questions. With a total of 2,800 total multiple-choice questions and nearly seven times the practice of the CDA® exam, all the standard topics and procedures specific to dental assisting are meticulously covered. In addition, an updated companion website includes a database of exam questions and a custom test generator with time-clock functionality. Plus, this is the only product on the market to address state-by-state expanded functions with state-specific questions to give you realistic practice wherever you plan to practice. Comprehensive practice with 2,800 total multiple-choice questions provides nearly seven times the practice of the board exam. National board format follows the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA®) blueprints with the same number and type of questions you can expect to see in the General Chairside, Infection Control, and Radiation Health and Safety component exams. Answer key and rationales help you assess your understanding and gauge your exam readiness. Unique companion website allows you to practice specific types and numbers of questions or easily generate a simulated exam from the 2,800-question item bank to mimic the types and numbers of questions on the CDA® exam. Realistic computerized testing experience with a clock functionality helps you learn to master time for optimal test-day readiness. Photos and illustrations included with exam questions provide realistic exam simulation. NEW! Content review sections summarize key information to provide an even more comprehensive exam-preparation product. NEW! Approximatley 600 all-new questions provides you more opportunities to master content and gain test-taking confidence. NEW! Expanded question rationales help you to break down and understand questions and strengthen your grasp of the material. UNIQUE! Additional expanded functions questions ensure that you are prepared for exam success in any state you choose to practice.
Focusing on the core clinical skills and knowledge necessary to become a practicing dental assistant, Essentials of Dental Assisting, 6th Edition, is the perfect resource to help you succeed in this fast-paced program. Fully updated to include the latest procedures and trends, this practice resource has been specifically designed and written to help you easily grasp the most important information. Plus, with its vivid step-by-step procedures, practical application exercises, learning aids, and built-in study tools, you’ll have the everything you need to master the essential skills and start a successful and rewarding career as a dental assistant! Focus on Clinical Dental Assisting provides essential information on core skills and procedures. Cutting-edge content and approachable writing style ensure that you learn to perform the most up-to-date practices. Easy-to-follow organization offers 29 succinct chapters that move from profession basics and sciences to infection control, chair-side treatment foundations, and patient care in general and specific dentistry. Step-by-step procedures of skills dental assistants must master feature a consistent format that includes a goal, equipment, chronological steps, and rationales, supplemented liberally with photos to einforce explanations and icons to identify key issues. Exam practice includes review questions at the end of each chapter and a practice exam online to help you test your understanding of chapter content and prepare for classroom and board exams. Apply Your Knowledge boxes encourage you to assimilate the chapter content and apply it to common situations in the practice setting. Ethical Implications at the end of each chapter’s narrative encourage students to focus on the legal and ethical behaviors they will need to practice to protect themselves, their patients, and the practices for which they work. Key terminology begins each chapter and is highlighted within text discussions. Learning objectives help you set goals for accomplishment and also serve as checkpoints for comprehension. NEW! Updated chapter discussions provide additional information on dynamic areas such as the electronic health record, impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), preventive techniques, and the new hazard communication standard. NEW! Revised photos and illustrations feature more modern illustrations and newer products and equipment. NEW! 10 new and 20 revised video clips feature significant changes in the dental imaging and dental materials sections of the comprehensive video collection – now with 70 video clips in total.
Accompanying CD-ROM has two programs, Saunders interactive dental office and Saunders dental assisting video procedures to aid in patient care, radiographs, charting, international systems, and dental terminology; also includes an interactive quiz show and video demonstrations of the most important dental assisting procedures.
Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists
Author: Carol Dixon Hatrick
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
With this hands-on resource, you will learn the most current methods of placing -- or assisting in the placement -- of dental materials, and how to instruct patients in their maintenance. Dental Materials uses step-by-step procedures to show how to mix, use, and apply dental materials within the context of the patient’s course of treatment. Expert authors Carol Hatrick, W. Stephan Eakle, and William F. Bird enhance this edition with four new chapters, along with coverage of newly approved materials and esthetic tools including the latest advances in bleaching and bonding. A new companion Evolve website lets you practice skills with challenging exercises! Procedure boxes include step-by-step instructions for common tasks. Procedural icons indicate specific guidelines or precautions that need to be followed for each procedure. End-of-chapter review questions help you assess your retention of material, with answers provided in an appendix. End-of-chapter case-based discussions provide a real-life application of material covered in the chapter. Clinical tips and precautions emphasize important information, advice, and warnings on the use of materials. Key terms are defined at the beginning of each chapter, bolded within the chapter, and defined in the glossary. Objectives help you focus on the information to gain from each chapter. Introductions provide an overview of what will be discussed in each chapter. Summary tables and boxes make it easy to find and review key concepts and information. Full-color photos and illustrations show dental materials and demonstrate step-by-step procedures, including new clinical photos of bleaching and bonding. New Dental Ceramics chapter addresses the growth in esthetic dentistry by discussing porcelain crowns, inlays, and veneers and the process of selecting the proper shade. New Dental Amalgam chapter discusses the use of metal — still the most commonly used material in restorative and corrective dentistry. New Casting Alloys, Solders, and Wrought Metal Alloys chapter breaks down specific types of combination metals and the procedures in which they are used. New Dental Implants chapter covers several different types of implants as well as how to instruct patients on hygiene and home care of their implant(s). The Materials Handling section reflects the new Infection Control Environment (ICE) standards and all approved ADA methods for the disposal of surplus materials. A companion Evolve website includes exercises to help you identify images and master procedures, plus competency skill sheets to assess your understanding.
Designed for use by the entire dental team, Mosby's Dental Dictionary includes more than 10,000 terms and 300 full-color illustrations. Definitions include all areas of dentistry, basic, clinical and behavioral sciences, terms related to office management, and commonly used medical terms. Thoroughly revised and updated, this edition includes more terms, more pronunciations, and extensive appendices for quick, easy-to-use access to information used daily in the clinical setting. Full-color illustrations enhance definitions. Accuracy of entries is verified by an expert review board including dentists and dental hygienists. Colored thumb bleeds make it easy to locate definitions quickly. Extensive appendices provide useful information in a quick-access format. 800 new terms have been added, especially in the fields of oral surgery, anatomy, and pathology. More implant and pathology photos are included to visually depict additional conditions and equipment. 20% more pronunciations have been added to the companion CD-ROM, for a total of 5,200 pronunciations. Updated appendices include CDT-2007/2008 — the coding system from the American Dental Association (ADA), chemical agents for surface disinfection, and the ADA's guidelines for prescribing dental radiographs. Implant prosthetics appendix has been added. New consultants include implantologist Charles Babbush, a pioneer in the field of dental implants and an internationally acclaimed surgeon, teacher, and lecturer.