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Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach 4th Edition

Donna J. Phinney, CDA, MEd, Judy Halstead

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2008, 2004, 2000
  • 1020 Pages
Starting At 147.00 See pricing and ISBN options

Overview

Welcome to the Fourth Edition of an established, widely utilized, and reliable resource in dental assisting! As an instructor, you need a complete resource that contains all the necessary content to train your dental assisting students. DENTAL ASSISTING: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH delivers inclusive coverage of the basic and advanced clinical skills you need to master. This complete learning system includes the most current information on leading dental practices/procedures, equipment, and patient safety standards, as well as, incorporates animation, video, step-by-step photo illustrations, real-life case studies, and dynamic review materials. Quite simply, this best- seller is a trusted resource for any dental assistant preparing for a successful career in the field.

Donna J. Phinney, CDA, MEd, Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA

Donna Phinney was a Certified Dental Assistant and Program Director for the Dental Assisting Program at Spokane Community College. Recently deceased, she devoted her 20-year career to the dental field as a dental assistant and office manager, and later to consulting and teaching. She earned her BA from Eastern Washington University and MEd from Whitworth College. Ms. Phinney was a fellow of the American Dental Assistants Association, where she served as a consultant and an appointed commissioner, as well as an active member of the Washington State Dental Assisting Association.

Judy Halstead, Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA

Judy Halstead, CDA, BA is the former Dental Assisting Program Director for a private college and a high school skills center. Now retired, she also worked as a dental assistant, and an enthusiastic industry representative for more than thirty years. Serving as a president of the Washington Dental Assistant Association, Ms. Halstead often delivered lectures and workshops at local, state, and regional dental conferences, and acted as an industry consultant. Ms. Halstead earned a BA from Eastern Washington University, and is a Certified Dental Assistant with an Expanded Functions certificate.
  • Covers the latest CPR standards from the American Heart Association.
  • All-new coverage on 3-D imaging using the cross beam technique, as well as on electron imaging, appear in the text.
  • Latest instrumentation and equipment such as XTS composite instruments, Isolite, 3D imaging using the cross beam technique and electron imaging, and handheld radiography.
  • New detailed coverage on facebow, sealants, denture adjustments, and light bleaching has been incorporated.
  • Addresses new standards for improvement of patient care.
  • Additional content on patient monitoring devices such as pulse oximetry, capnography, and electrocardiography has been included to connect you to the latest equipment advances and updates.
  • CourseMate includes an interactive eBook, interactive learning tools, including Quizzes, Flashcards, Videos, and more, as well as Engagement Tracker, which allows instructors to track individual or class progress(Optional purchase with text.)
  • Real world photos and dynamic life-like illustrations bring dental practice to life.
  • Advanced "Chairside Functions" sections are highlighted and integrated throughout the chapters.
  • Dynamic interaction –The Dental Assisting Interactive Skills and Procedures Software helps build knowledgeable, quality, and skilled professionals through engaging activities that simulate dental assisting skills such as dental charting, tray setup, radiograph mounting, pathology identification, and taking vital signs. (Optional purchase with text.)
  • Content Reinforcement – Companion StudyWARE contains over 1,500 learning activities, quizzes, animations, and video clips to help you study key concepts and to test your comprehension.
  • Descriptive detail – Step-by-step procedures with icons indicating handwashing, gloves, mask and protective eye-wear, basic setup, and expanded functions provide detailed information on dental assisting competencies
  • Critical thinking – Case studies present real-life scenarios requiring a problem/solution approach. Put your knowledge into practice and arrive at a deeper understanding of the dental assisting profession.
  • Icons – Graphic icons pinpoint information that relates to legal, safety, technology, global or cultural issues, expanded function, and certified dental assisting (CDA) competencies.
  • Technology – CD icons indicate when a chapter has corresponding activities on the enclosed StudyWARE or optional Skills CD to enhance the learning experience and increase remediation.
  • Chapter outlines – Provide a roadmap to the material in each chapter and allow the reader to target topic areas of interest before progressing through the chapter.
  • Key Terms – All key terms are listed at the beginning of each chapter and are covered in context through the chapter. Full definitions of each term is is listed in the glossary.
  • Procedures – Step-by-step procedures are clearly detailed and supported visually for each dental assisting competency. Icons at the beginning of each procedure indicate which function, instrument, and protective equipment are required for the procedure.
  • Color illustrations, photos and tables – Full-color illustrations and photos with detailed captions reinforce chapter material.
  • Pronunciation of difficult terms – Provides the student with a pronunciation guide the first time difficult terms appear in the text.
  • Chapter Summaries – Emphasize key concepts from the chapter to help you focus your study.
  • Case Studies – Present real-life scenarios requiring a problem/solution approach. Use the case studies to put your knowledge into practice and to arrive at a deeper understanding of the dental assisting profession.
  • Review Questions – Test your comprehension of the chapter with structured multiple choise questions and open-ended critical thinking questions that require you to combine an understanding of chapter material with your personal insight and judgment.
  • Web activities – Internet exercises in each chapter encourage Web searches to locate information.
  • Accompanying StudyWare software includes multiple video clips and animations.
  • Optional Interactive Skills and Procedures software features activities on pathology and instrument identification, tray setups, and moutning radiographs.
1. Introduction to the Dental Profession.
2. Communication.
3. Ethics, Jurisprudence and Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
4. Oral Health and Preventative Techniques.
5. Nutrition.
6. General Anatomy and Physiology.
7. Head and Neck Anatomy.
8. Embryology and Histology.
9. Tooth Morphology.
10. Microbiology.
11. Infection Control.
12. Occupations Health and Safety Administration Standards (OSHA).
13. Preparation for Patient Care.
14. Dental Charting.
15. Pharmacology.
16. Emergency Management.
17. Introduction to the Dental Office and Basic Chairside Assisting.
18. Basic Chairside Instruments and Tray Systems.
19. Instrument Transfer and Maintaining the Operating Field.
20. Anesthetic and Sedation.
21. Introduction to Dental Radiography and Equipment.
22. Produce and Evaluate Dental Radiographs.
23. Extra oral and Digital Radiography.
24. Endodontics.
25. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
26. Oral Pathology.
27. Orthodontics.
28. Pediatric Dentistry.
29. Periodontics.
30. Fixed Prosthodontics.
31. Cosmetic Dentistry and Whitening.
32 Removable Prosthodontics.
33. Dental Cements, Bases and Liners.
34. Restorative Materials and Dental Dam.
35. Laboratory Materials and Techniques.
36. Dental Office Management.
37. Employment Strategies.
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Dental Assisting Exam Review 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781337393171
Designed around the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Examination blueprint, DENTAL ASSISTING EXAM REVIEW, 1st Edition is the only review manual dental assistants need to pass their certification exams. Its fresh approach centers on how and what to study to pass a variety of state and regional exams, while eliminating tangential material. Exam-focused chapters cover General Chairside Assisting, Infection Control, and Radiation Safety, including photos, procedures, and terminology. DENTAL ASSISTING EXAM REVIEW, 1st Edition also lays a foundation for the testing experience with an overview of the CDA, RHA, and ICE exams.

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Student Workbook

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Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the [odd-numbered exercises] in the text, giving you a way to check your answers.

Dental Assisting Exam Review 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781337393171
This is the only resource you will need to prepare for and pass your certification exams. DENTAL ASSISTING EXAM REVIEW, 1st Edition is designed around the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Examination blueprint. Its fresh approach centers on how and what to study to pass a variety of state and regional exams, while eliminating tangential material that can bog down the study process. Exam-focused chapters cover General Chairside Assisting, Infection Control, and Radiation Safety, including photos, procedures, and terminology. DENTAL ASSISTING EXAM REVIEW, 1st Edition also lays a foundation for the testing experience with an overview of the CDA, RHA, and ICE exams.